Shoelaces for dress shoes and how to lace Oxford shoes part 1

Whole-cut shoes or Balmoral Oxford shoes

Shoelaces for dress shoes and how to lace Oxford shoes part 1

One of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of your shoes is to simply change your shoelaces. The advantages are simple, it is quick, very easy, inexpensive and, of course, reversible.

Shoelaces for Oxford shoes, number 1:

If we look into the past few centuries, traditional laces were made from a variety of natural materials including hemp, cotton, and various leathers. Virtually any materials used to manufacture ropes were adopted for use in shoelaces. Today, however, most shoelaces are made of synthetic materials rather than traditional natural fibers. While the synthetic laces are far more durable and less prone to friction and rot, they are also very slippery and tend to come undone easier than the natural laces.

Shoelaces for Oxford shoes, number 2:

For dress shoes, it is essential to have quality shoelaces made of waxed cotton because cheap, thick and coarse shoelaces will ruin the look of your shoelaces.

Shoelaces for Oxford shoes, number 3:

The most formal shoelaces for Oxford shoes are round, thin and made of waxed cotton. The thinner your laces are the better the quality. Of course, that is only true if the laces do not rip but usually, poor quality laces are not made to be very thin because they would break right away.

Shoelaces for Oxford shoes, number 4:

An alternative for dress shoes is to go with flat thin dress shoe laces. They are a bit wider than round ones and create a different look that is a bit bolder than if you go with round shoelaces.

Shoelaces for Oxford shoes, number 5:

Generally, boot laces are thick, robust and made for work boots and the selection of shoelaces for dress boots such as the Balmoral boot is very limited.

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