How to Lace your dress shoes with Style.
An illustrated how-to guide to our favorite lace ups. Trendy, stylish, sophisticated or cool, there's more than one way to lace a shoe. Find a pattern that fits your personality.
Knotted: The Analyst
A lacing style that stands out for its subtle knot details, the Analyst is both studied and focused and is the perfect complement to shoes with perfing and pinking.
Ladder: The Executive
Bold, brash, self-confident and a little arrogant, no lacing pattern is more overstated or calls attention to itself and your shoes more than the Executive.
Hash: The Innovator
A design that breaks the mold, the intricate pattern has a dizzying effect on the observer and adds levity to any shoe style.
Diagonal: The Individualist
Sometimes something as subtle as a lacing pattern can speak volumes about the wearer. This one says that you go your own way and make your own rules.
Double Back: The Architect
Form really does meet function with this lacing technique that adds structure to any shoe and is reminiscent of the lattice work on a modern skyscraper.
Bow Tie: The Sartorialist
Like a fine bespoke suit, each loop of the shoe is perfectly stitched together to form a classic yet fashion forward look.
Straight Lace: The Thinker
This introspective look is a simple and elegant way to arrive at a lacing solution and looks best with plain toe, dress balmorals.
Crisscross: The Traditionalist
Tradition with a twist best describes this lacing pattern which at first glance looks like a basic crisscross pattern but in reality is much more.