Contrasting Laces by Aquila

When it comes to accessorising, most men tend to ignore their feet in favour of their wrists. Contrasting laces have now rectified this oversight and we’re not referring to the fluorescent green and orange kind you wore as a kid. Just like matching your pocket square to your tie, or selecting your watch for the day, these laces are subtle and make a statement without having to scream it.

Be it a pair of oxfordsbrogues or desert shoes, you can pair the shoe with a bright or subtle shoelace that will both reflect your attitude and add a sophisticated flair to your favourite shoe.


When styling the Haddin Olive brogues with blue laces, combine the shoes with a smart pair of beige chinoswhite shirt and linen navy blazer. The deep olive colour will work superbly with the navy and complement those laces creating the perfect smart-casual look.


Should you decide to go for a more casual look, pairing the Maynard Brown desert boots with beige laces, along with a pair of cuffed light denim jeans and a basic white tee will do the trick.

For those whose fashion choices err on the daring side, pairing bright orange laces with tan brogues, a silk knitted tie and a slim-fit navy suit is a great way to style dominant contrasting laces, and avoid the colour clash.


With so many choices available, it’s time to add some extra utility to your footwear with contrasting laces.

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Founder of SMF, Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo.