I think I have cited this site before, but I wanted to link it again as it it probably the most comprehensive lacing tutorial site out there. If you read a lot of the tutorials, you see how useful different lacings are for different purposes. Who knew??!!? ;-)
Ian's Shoelace Site
Straight bar is my standard for my boots, however there are so many more complex lacing patterns I'd love to try just for esthetics! If anything all kinky men should learn how to Straight Bar.
Straight Bar lace vs. Bar lace