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Price of a Shine in Chicago?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anyone know the going rate for a shoeshine in downtown Chicago? Soph? Despos?
     
  2. cbsteven

    cbsteven Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. BigJim'sSon

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    Going rate is $3 (scaling up for boots, etc) ...so all in a "fin" takes care of it.
     
  4. gvibes

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    2.00 at Milton's on Monroe. Never been there, but I just walked by the sign about 10 minutes ago.
     
  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds like there is no citywide standard, such as prevails here.
     
  7. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Gee those are cheap In Sydney it AUD4.50 and up to AUD7 for deluxe treatment.
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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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
     
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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.
     
  10. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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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?
     
  11. Thurston

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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.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
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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
     
  15. farfisa23

    farfisa23 Senior member

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    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.
     
  16. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Now Go Get Your Freakin Shine Box!!
     
  17. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I find shoe-shine places don't do as well a job as what you can do yourself.
     
  18. The Doctor

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    $7 dollars for the guy in the Intercontinental, Michigan Ave and then just a quick spit and polish.
     
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    I like to polish my own goods.
     
  20. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    I like to polish my own goods.

    And not just shoes.[​IMG]
     

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