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Matt Deckard
09-25-2007, 01:37 AM
Do you think it is possible to tell a person's persoanality by the quality of their aglets?

vonwotan
09-25-2007, 02:26 AM
I'm still working on how we came to assess people based on the quality and condition of their shoes... I'm not certain what several pairs of good quality shoes in need of a trip to AE for reconditioning says about me other than a need to add more shoes to the rotation. As for aiglets, hmmm, mine don't seem to fall apart these days like they did in my school days.

Anthony Jordan
09-25-2007, 03:07 AM
So, Matt, what would my silver aglets tell you?

Mid-fogey
09-25-2007, 05:05 PM
So, Matt, what would my silver aglets tell you?
...an aide-de-camp?

CharlestonBows
09-25-2007, 05:12 PM
What about very small knotted ends?

BakingInPearls
09-25-2007, 05:22 PM
Just thinking about scotch tape repaired aglets makes me shutter!

MK
09-25-2007, 07:38 PM
If you can....well call you Agleta Christy.

dostacos
09-25-2007, 08:40 PM
do you think it is possible to tell a person's persoanality by the quality of their aglets?
not sure about that, but you might be able to tell the quality of their SHOES;)

My Botany 500 spectators have a nice metal grommet on the inside but the leather hole on the outside is a tad on the small side so pulling the shoe string out is hard on them, of course they put the strings in but NOT so you can tie them, so you MUST remove them.

Of course mine may have been made after lunch, but both my black and brown were the same way:(

Edward
09-26-2007, 03:45 AM
I don't know how much the condition of one's aglets say about a person, but I've always placed stock in whether someone knows the word and what it means. ;)

cookie
09-26-2007, 04:53 AM
These things are sent to try us....

Matt Deckard
09-26-2007, 09:08 AM
I think silver aglets say you can't afford gold.

Actually I prefer to braid the ends of the laces rather than be with the common rhino horn pealings I used to have placed on my silk and vicuna laces.

dhermann1
09-26-2007, 09:13 AM
I always thought an aglet was a female agl. But now I know otherwise!
What I know is, if my aglets are frayed, I can't get my shoe laces through the little hole in the shoe! Time for new shoelaces!
Matt, you really need to get out more.

Matt Deckard
09-26-2007, 09:16 AM
I always thought an aglet was a female agl. But now I know otherwise!
What I know is, if my aglets are frayed, I can't get my shoe laces through the little hole in the shoe! Time for new shoelaces!
Matt, you really need to get out more.

I never braid my own laces.

Miss Sis
09-26-2007, 09:27 AM
More to the point, where can I get old shoelaces with metal aglets or replacement aglets???

Anthony Jordan
09-26-2007, 02:13 PM
I think silver aglets say you can't afford gold.



Curses, found out again.

patrick1987
09-26-2007, 05:06 PM
My roommate in college would peel his. Shiver.

Matt Deckard
09-28-2007, 01:47 AM
More to the point, where can I get old shoelaces with metal aglets or replacement aglets???

As for replacement aglets? Well you have to make your own nowadays as companies have become half shod in their stanards. The biggest of the shoelace companies don't even offer colored aglets let alone replacements. It's a folly that the modern era has perpetuated and I fear that it is something that will catch up with us in the next few years as aglets become more and more scarse with the production of synthetic shoelaces which last years beyond the standard wearing patterns of traditional cotton laces.

carter
09-28-2007, 02:18 AM
WHEW!.....

I'm certainly glad to have read this thread.

For a moment there, I thought someone had discovered a new species of fledgling raptor. :eusa_doh:

I'll just park my jurrassic over in the corner and check my aglets. :o

carebear
09-28-2007, 02:22 AM
Fear not gentlefellows.

The mysterys of knot work leave us all sorts of options, even if aglets become a truly endangered species.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

WideBrimm
09-30-2007, 11:48 AM
Wow, I always wondered what to call those things! :eusa_clap Now, if I can just remember lol

Tony in Tarzana
09-30-2007, 01:38 PM
I keep spare aglets in my philtrum.

carter
09-30-2007, 02:32 PM
I keep spare aglets in my philtrum. :eusa_clap

lol lol lol

Tony, That brings a number of images to mind. Most of which cause my eyes to water and my nose to run. So I will not endulge these fantasies lest I saturate my aglets (if I stored any spares there).

:coffee:

John in Covina
09-30-2007, 06:06 PM
Max the wunderdog loves to chew them off the laces.

sweetfrancaise
09-30-2007, 06:21 PM
The only thing I'd decide is if that person was anal-retentive. lol I've never considered aglets as a personality definition...

Matt Deckard
12-19-2007, 03:38 PM
The only thing I'd decide is if that person was anal-retentive. lol I've never considered aglets as a personality definition...

I suppose you have buckle shoes.

jake_fink
12-19-2007, 03:59 PM
Aglets are rarely sexy.

Dagwood
12-19-2007, 04:04 PM
I thought aglets were meant to be worn around the waist. :)

See William Style of Langley.
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/654/t023089hx9.jpg

EDIT: From Science Daily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061003085842.htm): "A review of relevant literature and paintings from European sources revealed that the most likely origin of the tubes was not beads but strung together lacetags, or aglets, from European clothing. From the 15th century onwards, these were used to prevent the ends of laces from fraying, and to ease threading in the points for fastening clothes such as doublets and hose. Examples of such usage include a 1636 portrait of William Style of Langley (Tate Gallery, London), which depicts the use of aglets in his waist to secure his trousers through his jacket."

luvthatlulu
12-19-2007, 04:08 PM
Aglets are rarely sexy.

:eusa_doh:

Gawd.
-- Isabella Snow

luvthatlulu
12-19-2007, 04:18 PM
Must have thought it involved small eagles or something. Anyway you can tell I'm reading the posts in reverse order now:


I keep spare aglets in my philtrum.

THAT explains the look on your face! lol

carebear
12-19-2007, 04:18 PM
My favorite Franklin Mint statue shows a bald aglet in flight with one perfect tear in its eye, wolves carrying American flags in their mouths running below, all superimposed on a cut glass etching of the WTC with gold inlay spelling out "Never Forget".

luvthatlulu
12-19-2007, 04:25 PM
My favorite Franklin Mint statue shows a bald aglet in flight with one perfect tear in its eye...

Now I'm more confused than ever. [huh] And Tony in Tarzana...you'll need surgery by now!

Ecuador Jim
12-27-2007, 08:34 PM
I keep spare aglets in my philtrum.

Interesting, I don't see any in you photo. Perhaps you didn't have any spares at the time of the photo? lol lol lol