Saturday, June 30, 2012
still-sound 80. Shoelaces
Last week a man with nice shoelaces came into the perfume store where I work. The laces were red and complemented the chestnut shade of his shoes. He bought them online from a company based in Brooklyn called The Knottery. I showed him the dark oily brown suede shoes that I had on and enthused that they would do well to have a new set of fancy laces. I'd been wearing this pair for over three years now. They've been re-soled once.
The gentleman with the nice laces looked at my shoes and suggested vanilla-colored.
I was impressed that he said vanilla-colored. When I perused the website I found that indeed, there were vanilla laces on offer.* I chose orange rosewood and royal blue. They arrived two or three days later by post. The color of the laces appeared (muted) through a small muslin bag.
The orange rosewood was more neon than I had ancipated, particularly as there was another pair actually called neon orange.**
I laced the oily brown suede shoes with orange rosewood and quite like the results. I'm going to wear them to the perfume store today.
*technically the color is called Vanilla Cream
**my friend Laura and I came up with more appropriate names for the orange laces including Traffic Cone and Fort Lauderdale.