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Price of a Shine in Chicago?

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

  1. LARon

    LARon Well-Known 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.
     
  2. StockwellDay

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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/
     
  3. Despos

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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.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    http://www.ericglennie.com/

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

    Jon.
     
  5. JamesT

    JamesT Well-Known 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.
     
  6. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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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]
     
  7. JamesT

    JamesT Well-Known Member

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    Shine Snob!!! [​IMG]

    Haha, Perhaps.

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

    LabelKing Well-Known 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.
     
  9. Little Elvis

    Little Elvis New Member

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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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    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.


    Dude, I wouldn't. It's like flying colors in the wrong neighborhood...you could get yourself shot...then stabbed, beaten, kicked with steel-toed boots, made up like a five-dollar whore, Sicilian-necktied*, and finally dumped on your mother's porch with a note that says "do not fukkin open til Xmas." Not worth it, man, not worth it.






    *I have just coined a new word and deserve full recognition. That's two.
     

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