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Price of a Shine in Chicago?

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

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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  2. 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.
     


  3. The Doctor

    The Doctor Senior member

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    $7 dollars for the guy in the Intercontinental, Michigan Ave and then just a quick spit and polish.
     


  4. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I like to polish my own goods.
     


  5. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    I like to polish my own goods.

    And not just shoes.[​IMG]
     


  6. LARon

    LARon Senior member

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    In my experience, a Chicago shine is really something to talk about. They seem to be the most conscientious shoe shiners of any city. So, I'm not surprised we've actually now devoted a thread to the Chicago shine.
     


  7. StockwellDay

    StockwellDay Senior member

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


    http://www.ericglennie.com/
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    Geneva Shirtmakers in NY made the shirts for the movie.

    $4. in the basement of the Hancock Tower next to the FedEx office.
     


  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    http://www.ericglennie.com/

    You beat me to it (and not in the Conne sort of way).

    Jon.
     


  10. JamesT

    JamesT Senior member

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    In my experience, a Chicago shine is really something to talk about. They seem to be the most conscientious shoe shiners of any city. So, I'm not surprised we've actually now devoted a thread to the Chicago shine.

    Really?

    The only time I've ever allowed anyone else to shine my shoes was when I was in London.
     


  11. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Really?

    The only time I've ever allowed anyone else to shine my shoes was when I was in London.


    Shine Snob!!! [​IMG]
     


  12. JamesT

    JamesT Senior member

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    Shine Snob!!! [​IMG]

    Haha, Perhaps.

    I would venture to guess your simply jealous of my perfectly shined shoes [​IMG]
     


  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Actually, one of the best shines I got was in Shanghai. It was in a formerly high-end (not too high-end as to be intimidating but enough to keep the lower classes out) hairdressers that is now state-owned and still somewhat pricey.

    He spent 20 minutes on my boots.
     


  14. Little Elvis

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    I debated whether or not I should reveal the best shine in the city of Chicago...

    Basement of the Board of Trade. $3.

    Hopefully, I won't have to wait in line now.
     


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