I received an ebay buy a couple of days ago. A black captoe with semibrogue and a medallion, in nearly new condition. A solid well made pair of shoes, apparently 'handcrafted' whatever that means. I got it for a low price which was nice in itself. I googled the name and found that the shop that sold these shoes is now out of business (not that surprising I know): it used to be on York and Broadway in Yale. From the articles, it seemed a nice family run affair - buying good quality shoes from nearby and from England. They also offered free shoe shines to anyone and everyone, not just customers. They closed down a few years ago when Yale University imposed a new lease stating that they had to stay open till 9pm and open sunday afternoons too. The family decided that they couldn't really do this, being very 'hands on' and shut down the shop. Sad really. Oh, and the shoes are nice, I wore them yesterday.
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8/30/06 at 12:08am