Unusually colored shoelaces

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  1. SpooPoker

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    Ive seen some purples, blues, etc. and other interesting shoelaces for dress shoes around recently, and ive had no luck finding an online retailer who carries any. I know its been discussed, but I cant find the link. Anyone?
     


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    I'm on the hunt, too. There's very little out there, certainly no bricks and mortar in my area.

    This is probably the most complete online source that gets tossed out here but in dress laces colors are still limited.

    http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/alld...FSQMDQodeHd8-A
     


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    I've yet to put them to the test but you might want to look into these They look good to me. I bought some lengths and they appear solid. Might be more suitable for shoes without a metal eyelet, however. And ...you might want to add an aglet--which you can do by dipping the end into clear nail polish.
     


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    Thanks- I have Peas & Corn marked and forgot about it.

    I've wondered about RIT-dyeing my own. If they'd stay colorfast.
     


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    You can get some light beige / cream laces from Paul Smith. They definitely do some of their shoes with red and blue laces - you might want to drop them a mail.
     


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    Thanks- I have Peas & Corn marked and forgot about it. I've wondered about RIT-dyeing my own. If they'd stay colorfast.
    If the shoe lace is 100% mercerized cotton, the Rit dye might work well. Do a search for "mordants" on Google...although, come to think of it, RIT might have a recipe to fix the dye in the instructions...there are a number of chemicals (non-toxic) that will stabilize or "fix" the colour. Problem is that many laces have nylon or polyester in the weave and these are more problematic for dying....And I might add, hell on metal eyelets.
     


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    Hey Spoo -

    I'm looking for some burgandy laces for my black captoes. If you end up picking up length in these, I'll split with you. Otherwise, if you find a source, let me know.
     


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    Ive seen some purples, blues, etc. and other interesting shoelaces for dress shoes around recently, and ive had no luck finding an online retailer who carries any. I know its been discussed, but I cant find the link. Anyone?


    Check this out :

    http://www.accessoires-chaussures.co...leur-mode.html


    Adrian
     


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    You could have some sent from France.

    I think Im going to get someone to translate this for me and wind up going with this or the other French site. Thanks for the reccom.

    I've yet to put them to the test but you might want to look into these They look good to me. I bought some lengths and they appear solid. Might be more suitable for shoes without a metal eyelet, however.

    And ...you might want to add an aglet--which you can do by dipping the end into clear nail polish.


    I wish I had your vision and talents DW.. But I would fuck that up so bad I might as well put my Adidas laces in there.

    Hey Spoo -

    I'm looking for some burgandy laces for my black captoes. If you end up picking up length in these, I'll split with you. Otherwise, if you find a source, let me know.


    Thats exactly what I wanted to do! Actually I wanted some violet laces for burg captoes too. Do you speak French? Im going to look at the sites above and below, but I cant speak French for shit.

    Check this out :

    http://www.accessoires-chaussures.co...leur-mode.html


    Adrian


    Thanks Adrian - Im going to try and decipher that site too.

    Could someone please post pics of their shoes with different coloured laces? I'd be interested to see how they look as I lack the imagination necessary to visualize a pair of shoes with laces that don't match the colour of the shoe.[​IMG]
     


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    The Leffot blog has an entry about coloured laces. The tan lace / black oxford combo looks surprisingly good.
     


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    Hey Spoo -

    I'm looking for some burgandy laces for my black captoes. If you end up picking up length in these, I'll split with you. Otherwise, if you find a source, let me know.


    Both the sites mentioned above have burgundy in a couple of styles
     


  13. SpooPoker

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    You could have some sent from France.

    OK - I think I want to go with the 20 pair set from this site for 50 euro.. but how the hell do I add it to my basket and check out? Can I proxy someone french speaking? [​IMG]
     


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    Footgalaxy off Amazon.com.

    Metal tipped laces for 3.79/pair in a variety of colours. Non-metal tipped ones for 1.79/pair.

    Several lengths available.
     


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    Im still after these laces, the ones from this link from Percy Trimmer above. I dont speak French, and cant decipher how to check out. If anyone in France is willing to help me with this, Id be more than happy to pay a proxy fee.
     


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