Thursday, 17 July 2014

What to do when your shoe laces come to the end of their lives.


  • Wind two or three layers of adhesive tape around the end of the shoelaces to form new aglets. Trim the ends to a suitable length. This is a quick, cheap way to repair laces.

  • Light a candle and drip hot wax onto the ends of the shoelaces. Roll the aglets between your fingers and let the wax harden. You can also use soldering resin and sealing wax.

  • Soak the ends of your shoelaces in glue and let them dry. This forms hardened aglets. Choose a brand that is clear when dry.

  • Create a new aglet by wrapping thread tightly around the end of the shoelace and dipping the wrapped end in glue. Lay one end of the thread along the shoelace and wrap over it leaving a loop sticking out. Secure the other end of the thread by feeding it through the loop and tying a knot.

  • Use a lighter to fuse the ends of the shoelaces if they are made from a synthetic material.

Give Gatsby Menswear a call and we will have a
complimentary new pair ready and waiting.

+44 (0) 1628 486999

Crockett & Jones have a new improved waxed lace which should last you twice as long.


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