We’re always on the lookout for brands with a little difference to feature here at FatKidOnFire HQ. This brand is an example of just that – doing something not many others are doing whilst taking the market by storm and going worldwide. It’s also a brand that applies to pretty much everyone, even if they don’t consider themselves a streetwear head. That’s not a distinction many can throw around…
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<p >Everyone wears shoes. That (mostly) means everyone also wears shoelaces. Mr.Lacy produces shoelaces of pretty much any and every variety under the sun, in pretty much any colour. These laces – “slimmies, fatties and flatties” are all made from the highest quality woven fibres and provide limitless opportunities to make your footwear complete that all important overall look. I sat down with Mr.Lacy to find out more… <p >Who/ what is Mr. Lacy? Mr.Lacy are the hottest shoelaces available! <p >You’re producing custom sneaker laces – something not many other people are doing, how did that come about? How do you think your laces compare to other custom laces out there (like Zelley Bespoke’s customs for example)? Mr.Lacy has set out from the beginning to be the industry standard in the lace game. We don’t compare ourselves to other custom laces. Mr.Lacy is the original shoelace brand. <p >Do you consider your laces “streetwear”? If so, what does/ will make your brand stand out and distinguish itself from the rest of the UK/ international streetwear pack? Mr.Lacy is fun. Our consumers, retailers and employees all love the brand. We think it’s because Mr.Lacy is so different to everything else, and we have fun doing what we do. <p >Who or what influences you in your work? Pick ‘n’ Mix and caffeine! <p >
<p >What’s your take on the whole UK streetwear scene at the moment? There are a lot of exciting new young brands out there. Retailers and consumers need to support and take a chance on new blood, instead of complaining that the “big” brands are overexposed. <p >Where do you see you and Mr. Lacy being in 5 years time? In your shoes! <p >Where can people expect to catch your work, any stockists to watch? Size?, Footasylum, 5 Pointz, Twisted Tongues, Natterjacks, JD Sports nationwide and Urban Industry. There’s also a very exciting Mr.Lacy popup store which will be coming to Selfridges new shoe hall in Oxford St in December (which is going to be the largest shoe department in the world featuring the most iconic shoe brands). Mr.Lacy will be doing some amazing stuff there – all will soon be revealed so look out! <p >Top 5 favourite albums? In no particular order;
- Digital Underground – Future Rhythm
- The Verve – Urban Hymns
- Nas – Illmatic
- Jamie T – Panic Prevention
- Adam F – Colours
Shoutouts Nico, Peter, Jelmer and the entire hardcore Dutch connection. The Rolling People – Sam, Jon, Pulman, Susu and Pops. Coffin on Cake PR. Geoff and Ruffs.
Mr.Lacy as a concept is pretty simple. Produce well-made laces, in most colours in the colour spectrum, in all shapes possible and you’re onto a winner. This concept has got Mr.Lacy stocked in 34 different countries (and counting) and means that the brand is an instant heavyweight when it comes to sneakers or plain normal footwear. That’s definitely something to admire! If you’re feeling what Mr.Lacy has had to say or want to support the brand, hit up the Mr.Lacy website, Facebook fanpage or peep them on Twitter.
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