An important part of manhood has always been about having the competence to be effective in the world — having the breadth of skills, the savoir-faire, to handle any situation you find yourself in. With that in mind, each Sunday we’ll be republishing one of the illustrated guides from our archives, so you can hone your manly know-how week by week.
In the list of priorities on how to dress well, your shoe laces should be near the bottom. Take care of the style fundamentals first. But once you’ve got those down and would like to add a bit more panache to your outfit, you can start thinking about the smaller details of style, like adding a dimple to your tie, and, as you’ll find illustrated above, lacing your dress shoes in what sartorialists consider the proper fashion.