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How to lace?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by royal618, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. royal618

    royal618 Senior member

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    What's your preference?

    I just put a new pair of laces in a pair of shoes today and was wondering what the consensus is, if indeed there is one?
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Straight across for me.
     
  3. Morris

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    Straight across for me.

    ditto
     
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    Etienne Senior member

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    Straight (Fashion) Lacing on that site for me.
     
  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    straight for closed laced shoes and criss cross for open laced shoes
     
  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have been using "shoe shop" lacing but am going to transition to Straight (European) Lacing.
     
  8. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I use a variation of the criss cross where the lace is always above the eyelets. It keeps everything nice and tight. I don't like the zig zag in the bottom of the european lacing.
     
  9. thinman

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    straight for closed laced shoes and criss cross for open laced shoes

    Ditto.
     
  10. Fabro

    Fabro Senior member

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    The "Straight (European) Lacing" found on this (amazing) site:
    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm


    Obsessive sites like this are what make the Internet great. That and SF, of course.
     
  11. zatarregaza

    zatarregaza Senior member

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    The "Straight (European) Lacing" found on this (amazing) site:
    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm


    It took me forever to find this site using the search function. One of the best finds on here so far.
    Thanks for posting it!
     
  12. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    I recently bought a new pair of Santoni shoes for business. At home, I debated whether to go with criss-cross lacing or straight-across lacing, and so I did one shoe in each pattern but never decided. Eventually I forgot all about the situation, and when it came time to pack for a recent business trip, I quickly threw the shoes in my luggage. After an important meeting, I got back to the hotel and began taking off my shoes, only to then realize that each one was laced in a different pattern.... [​IMG]
     
  13. Miguel Antonio

    Miguel Antonio Senior member

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    Hidden Knot Lacing. It's like the Straight (Fashion) Lacing with the important difference that the ugly knot is hidden, thus making it the most elegant choice. The other side of the coin is that the hidden knot may cause slight discomfort if not positioned well.
     
  14. JamesT

    JamesT Senior member

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    I just looked at the links on that website; I was suprised to find styleforum among all the lace sites his list.
     
  15. overdog

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    For those of you that use Straight (Fashion) Lacing, how do you tighten your shoelaces?

    I'm only able to use that kind of lacing on sneakers that I lace up really loosely.
     
  16. bball2004

    bball2004 Member

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    Ditto.

    same
     
  17. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I use straight lacing for bals, unless the gap is super wide, or for some other extenuating circumstance.

    I use cross lacing for bluchers.

    I might use over under cross lacing for either bal or blucher, but this only works if I have even number of eyelets (not very common), because I have to start the lacing on top. Kind of OCD. then again, so is this whole thread, hehe.

    Here's an example of an exception where I used cross lacing on a bal. The gap is pretty wide for some reason, I think this looks better than seeing the mess underneath.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  19. The Doctor

    The Doctor Senior member

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    Straight.

    Nice Avatar Morris. [​IMG]
     
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    mouseandcat Senior member

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