As Lino Ieluzzi says, a man should do only two things in his house, and one of them is shine his shoes. Ok - I know I am in trouble for that, but it is great saying and worth the opprobrium I will feel.
Honestly I haven't been reading it daily...long story, actually many long stories.But I am glad to be back. Oh, and I could have done green. I will tomorrow - it won't count but it will keep faith. Glad you won stitchy.
I get the economics--I just don't get why you would do it to such beautiful shoes. Let us not quibble. To each his own. Thank you for starting the thread and for your posts. I admire your dedication to the black cap.