Ways To Lace Shoes   The Derby Shoe

Ways To Lace Shoes The Derby Shoe

Welcome to the Gentleman’s Gazette. In this
mini series about ways to lace shoes, we’re going to discuss how to lace the Derby shoe. The Derby is a men’s dress shoe that’s not
as formal as the Oxford but still they’re very high on the formality scale and it can
be worn with suits and in the office hence, you want to do the shoe justice. the easiest
way to change the look of your shoes and to make it look like a new pair is to simply
change your shoelaces and use a different color. It’s unbelievable how just a pair of
red or blue or green or purple or brown really transform the whole look and what’s even better
is once you have a few different colors, you can provide a different look for the same
shoe and you can remove the pair of laces and put in a different pair of shoes meaning
you literally have endless variations of how to style the wardrobe all without breaking
the bank. First, you need to get the right kind of shoelaces.
What you want is either thin cotton shoelaces that are round or it can be thin and flat.
What you don’t want is a thick nylon shoelace because it’s simply doesn’t suit the character
of the shoe. You want them to be the right length about 31 and a half inches or 80 centimeters
is ideal for most Derby shoes or dress shoes. Of course, one of the way to really change
the look of your shoe is to go with different colors. if you are in a more conservative
environment, tone to tone shoelaces. if you want to be more colorful mix it up and use
contrasting colors. Basically the two proper ways to lace a Derby
or Blucher shoe is to either have a bar lacing which is horizontal and parallel or to do
a crisscross lacing which is a little more sporty and informal. The crisscross lacing is better for less formal
outfits such as jeans or chinos or tweed. here’s how you do it: First, put in the lace
from the top on both sides and you pull them straight and you want to make sure that the
ends are the same length so you hold it and pull through. Cross them over, come down from
the top, through the holes and pull through just slightly if you want. we have the flat
laces, takes a little longer but it also looks great.okay, next, you always want to make
sure that you have the same kind of crisscross pattern, one is over the other, which way
doesn’t matter, it just looks better if it’s consistent on the same shoe.Finally, you just
tie the knot. If you want to make sure that your shoes stays
really laced up and doesn’t open up, I recommend this way to tie. From the loop, you go over
once, twice and pull it through. That way, you get just the slightly thicker knot but
it really holds everything much better in place. Voila! this is how the Derby crisscross
lace is done. The other way to lace a Derby shoe is the
Oxford way with a bar lacing, here’s how you do it: Since there are 4 holes, you want the
ends to be the same length. if they’re five holes, you have one end slightly different
than the other but for details, you should take a look at our Oxford video. Voila! the bar lacing on a Derby Shoe. If you want to
know where you get high quality shoelaces in different colors, click the link. Check
out the store and look at our selection of round thin laces in waxed cotton and flat
laces, i’m sure you’ll like it.

29 thoughts on “Ways To Lace Shoes The Derby Shoe

  1. Great video, tip in the end with a knot helped a lot! Combination of structures as well as colours in your outfit is top notch sir and that jacket … amazing piece never saw anything like it.

  2. Sloppy twisting of the yellow flat laces make it look a bit funky, so does not lacing the shoes symmetrically (mirror image) rather than both left-handed.

  3. The double knot you do makes one lace shorter then the other. Unless you have the double looping end longer to begin with.

  4. Not trying to make a bitchy comment, I'm just learning about shoes that's all and I may be wrong. But, at 1:55 that is an oxford isn't it?

  5. Is it appropriate to lace derbies with a bar lacing on the top but cross beneath it i.e. under the flaps (to make adjustments easier)?

  6. Great video. I'm loving that tie. What kind is it and where can I find one? Also, any advice on how to match shoe lace color with your outfit?

  7. In the US navy, we are taught that bridging is bad… Drill boots, dress shoes, athletic shoes, doesn't matter. No bridging allowed ever. I don't believe I'll ever get to the point where bridging will look good on a criss-cross.

  8. Should have gone faster with the first one which I think most people know how to do and gone slower on the second one. The oxford lacing video which showed how to do the second one was too fast too.

  9. If you want to improve the appearance of that criss cross laceing then just start the first step from underneath so that the straight across part moves into the background. You will like it.

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