January 23, 2014

Mavericks 1st Birthday - Founder's Favourites!
Lots of people said we were mad when we started Mavericks Laces a year ago, and maybe they were right. However, a year on and we couldn’t be prouder to be celebrating our 1st birthday as an independently owned Melbourne business. It’s certainly been a year full of highlights, but what still gives us the biggest buzz is watching our humble coloured shoelaces creating Mavericks all over the world. 

To help celebrate our birthday we wanted to do something special for you. Introducing the Founder's Favourites. Available for one week only, this limited edition 3 pack is a selection of the 3 founder's favourite colours from the year past. Grab yours today here.

Read on to find out which colours each of the founders love the most and why.

Founder: Jayden
Favourite Lace: George Racing Green
George is my boy. He's my go to man and definitely the most versatile in the range. The muted tones allow him to be paired with any colour kick, in particular my tan or burgundy derby and brogues. He's all class – on trend, yet refined at the same time. George gets the job done!

Founder: Leigh
Favourite Lace: Nemo Coral
I'm a champion of wearing bright colours. Always have been. So at the moment I'm living in my Nemos. I find nemo to be a good balance against a lot of different shoes that I have and the pinkish hue attracts the ladies. Win win. It also sorts the men from the boys as far as knowing your pink from your coral.

Founder: Luke
Favourite Lace: Goose Yellow
Good old Goose - he has never let me down. I normally don't wear any yellow and I think that is why I like Goose the best. The yellow goes with all my shoes and makes a statement in my getup. Goose got me through the Melbourne winter because he reminded me of the sun in summer. Apparently in colour psychology yellow is the colour of knowledge, the mind and intellect...I'll take that!

December 10, 2013

Mavericks Laces Transform The Big Design Market


Well what a massive three days we had at The Big Design Market. We transformed 100's of shoes, met so many great people and genuinely had a ball. As a predominately online business, this market gave us a great opportunity to interact and engage with our customers and followers face to face. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out the Travelling Maverick!


Also thanks to everyone who made our market stall a reality, including: Ash for creating our Travelling Maverick cart, Beggar Man Thief and Sole Devotion for providing the beautiful shoes, Made Measure for the hand crafted leather handles on our cart, and all the Mavericks Laces team for their big efforts. The market was a huge success for us and who knows where The Travelling Maverick might pop up next!


December 05, 2013

The Travelling Maverick

A true Maverick is not bound by nor defined by geographical location. There are Mavericks all over the world. It is a mindset, a way of doing things, a promise to always challenge the status quo and express yourself. We at Mavericks need to do our duty to this great world and never rest until we have spread the Maverick way of life and the magic of colourful shoelaces to lands near and far. Sure the interwebs is great and we love our online tribe, but we are people people. We wanted to rub shoulders with Mavericks, be able to say hello and have a yarn, to shake some hands and make real connections.

But first we needed a vehicle, we needed to be mobile, we needed to know that wherever we laid our heads at night, we would feel like a Maverick. So we built something special.
Introducing.. The Travelling Maverick.

Made from reclaimed timber that Captain Cook left us in his will, this magnificent piece of craftsmanship comes with central locking and rear parking sensors. This bad boy will lead us on many adventures and won't even cost us a dime at the petrol pump. Look out for the Travelling Maverick on your journeys, and when you spot him, don't be shy.
November 28, 2013

Christmas Gift Guide for a Maverick

Christmas is just around the corner, and we all know deep down inside that christmas is all about the gifts. Nothing worse than seeing the look of disappointment, followed by a toothy fake smile when you know you have picked a bad gift.

Well we are in a giving mood here at Mavericks HQ and we have always got your back. So we have put together a Gift Guide to help please a man's inner Maverick. Use this gift guide and we reckon there will be nothing but happiness and hugs all around on the big day.

Of course, if you are sick of getting bad gifts yourself, then share this guide with your present-buying loved ones!

Clockwise from top left:

Meandher Shoes - Jim
Pretty much our favourite shoe brand. Based in Sydney, Meandher just keep getting better and better. You will have seen a lot of Meandher shoes on our site and we are hoping for more in our stockings this Christmas. Jim is coupled with a pair of our own Nemo Coral laces to add that finishing touch.

Uniform Wares - 203 Series Watch
We love minimal design. Enough said. If you are lucky enough to wear one on your wrist, make sure you enjoy feeling like James Dean, because damn you look good boy!

Triumph & Disaster - Gameface Moisturiser 
We have written about these guys before, but we can't get enough. Super nice dudes from NZ making quality Men's skincare, shaving and grooming products. Thanks to this stuff we still have baby faces even after all nighters coming up with new lacing styles.

Dollar Shave Club - Razors
If you haven't heard of the dollar shave club you are in for a real treat. Check out this video for the hilarious rundown. Basically this is a subscription service where you pay around $3 a month and quality razors are shipped to you each month. Save money, time and effort - Like a Maverick!

Mavericks Laces - Ryder Orange
Everyone loves Ryder Orange laces. Ryder is a man of mystery and adventure. No one knows where he came from or what his past is, a bit like Don Draper but without all the scotch drinking. He has been sighted all over the world in chocolate, navy and red shoes.

P.Johnson Tailors - Ink Graphic Pocket Square 
We have really gotten into pocket squares this season. They are like coloured shoelaces for your blazer. P.Johnson are the best in the biz for all things suits and they have got some crazy cool prints in their pocket square range. Fold, twirl or ruffle - style it your way as always!

Seth Godin - Small Is The New Big
Seth Godin is the man. He has written heaps of best sellers and is one of the most influential business thinkers today. This book is a collection of his best articles from his famous blog. Lots of inspiration riffs and ideas to help a Maverick take on the world. Why buy a book about an online blog? So you can read it next to the pool with a cocktail that has a curly straw and you won't look like a nerd.

P.Johnson Tailors - Knitted Tie 
At Mavericks Laces we don't wear ties that often because we try and pretend we are like Richard Branson. But when the occasion arises and a tie is required, we love these knitted pieces from P.Johnson Tailors. Great quality and an awesome range of colours. 

Bellroy - Hide & Seek Wallet 
Do you have a bulging ready to explode wallet like George Costanza's? Bellroy has the answer - they exist to Slim Your Wallet. Such a well designed product, made from awesome leather. Everyone needs one of these wallets.

Barnaby Socks - Winston 
Up and coming sock brand from Melbourne. Barnaby Socks feature unique designs that are inspired by geometry, patterns, symmetry and colour. The crazy thing is each pair of these socks comes with a button to help keep them together, so no more odd pairs! Golden.

Bailey Nelson - Lewis Sunnies
Spectacular(!) glasses and sunnies from Sydney brand Bailey Nelson. A great range of styles and colours, all at very reasonable prices. Why buy overpriced designer glasses with huge gross logos on the side, when you can get great value designer glasses from these legends.

Mavericks Laces - Thomas Electric Blue
Indigo is the colour of the season and Thomas is the king of indigo. Thomas is not afraid to reinvent the wheel if necessary. He has a positive energy that people just love to be around. Let Thomas do the talking by partnering him with any light shade of shoe. Bravo Thomas.