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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Matt Deckard, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Do you think it is possible to tell a person's persoanality by the quality of their aglets?
  2. vonwotan

    vonwotan Practically Family

    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.
  3. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

    So, Matt, what would my silver aglets tell you?
  4. Mid-fogey

    Mid-fogey Practically Family

    That you are...

    ...an aide-de-camp?
  5. What about very small knotted ends?
  6. Just thinking about scotch tape repaired aglets makes me shutter!
  7. .

    If you can....well call you Agleta Christy.
  8. dostacos

    dostacos Practically Family

    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:(
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    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. ;)
  10. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

    What are you agletting at???

    These things are sent to try us....
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I never braid my own laces.
  14. More to the point, where can I get old shoelaces with metal aglets or replacement aglets???
  15. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

    Curses, found out again.
  16. patrick1987

    patrick1987 One of the Regulars

    My roommate in college would peel his. Shiver.
  17. 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.
  18. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up


    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. :eek:
  19. carebear

    carebear My Mail is Forwarded Here

    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
  20. WideBrimm

    WideBrimm A-List Customer

    Aglets, Aglets, Aglets, Aglets

    Wow, I always wondered what to call those things! :eusa_clap Now, if I can just remember lol

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