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Price of a Shine in Chicago?

post #1 of 31
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Anyone know the going rate for a shoeshine in downtown Chicago? Soph? Despos?
post #2 of 31
I got a shine last week in the men's department of Nordstroms on my new AE Tauntons. $3.00, which is less than I pay in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The people at the AE store recommend that I go to the shine stand at the Intercontinental Hotel next door, but there was no one there.
post #3 of 31
Going rate is $3 (scaling up for boots, etc) ...so all in a "fin" takes care of it.
post #4 of 31
2.00 at Milton's on Monroe. Never been there, but I just walked by the sign about 10 minutes ago.
post #5 of 31
http://www.truefittchicago.com/

$6 plus tip
If you leave shoes they wrap them green paper and bag them to go.
Great shaving oil/creams etc. also.

Nordstroms
$2.50 plus tip

Despos has been keen on someone new but I forget the details.
post #6 of 31
Thread Starter 
Sounds like there is no citywide standard, such as prevails here.
post #7 of 31
Gee those are cheap In Sydney it AUD4.50 and up to AUD7 for deluxe treatment.
post #8 of 31
dang, very cheap. they must spend only 5 minutes tops.

i'd charge 10 dollars but i would spend an eternity
post #9 of 31
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dang, very cheap. they must spend only 5 minutes tops.

i'd charge 10 dollars but i would spend an eternity

Truffit and Hill is fairly detailed with its shine. Also, it's a complete gentleman's barber with pricing to match.
post #10 of 31
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Anyone know the going rate for a shoeshine in downtown Chicago? Soph? Despos?

Why? Are you trying some form of price arbitrage b/w NY and Chicago shoe shines?
post #11 of 31
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Why? Are you trying some form of price arbitrage b/w NY and Chicago shoe shines?

He's taking a vacation and wants to know if he should bring his shine box.
post #12 of 31
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He's taking a vacation and wants to know if he should bring his shine box.

No more shines. You been away a long time. They didn't tell you. I don't shine shoes anymore.
post #13 of 31
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No more shines. You been away a long time. They didn't tell you. I don't shine shoes anymore.

http://henancius.martin-scorsese.net...s/noshines.wav
post #14 of 31
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No more shines. You been away a long time. They didn't tell you. I don't shine shoes anymore.

hey i dont see you a while and breakin your balls a little bit and you freakin gettin fresh on me? relax huh? i was just kidding wit you?

salut
post #15 of 31
This was on the cable a few weeks ago, like frakking baby with the teletubbies, I was stuck in front of the TV for hours. Then I ate some Italian food...

Where can I get shirts with those long Scorsese goombah collars? Just for fun I'd like to have one.
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