Laces are part of the style in some cases. I mega thread my laces on trainers though so they are short.
Anyway, well done mate, glad to see you are picking up the pieces. A lot of people will have simply given up and fallen into the depths of despair or worse.
I have not made any stock intakes yet because I sold strawberry float all in January but if you let me know your top size I can get you some threads that might at least increase the gap between trips to the washing machine or laundrette.
Actually I may have had a better idea for your homewarming.