It has been ages since I have posted here at Style Forum, but I came across this thread in a Google search on "shoe repair Korea" and was pleased to discover that there were so many Korea-knowledgeable menswear enthusiasts here. You may all be of great help to me. I am teaching ESL in Changwon, a city of 1.2 million on the south coast, 45 minutes from Busan. Hence, I will not get to Seoul all that often; Busan is much easier for me to get to, if there are any worthwhile resources there (and I would hope so, since it's a city the size of Los Angeles). I plan to teach in Korea for a number of years, possibly until I hit retirement age and hopefully move to Buenos Aires (which must be a great menswear town!). Right now I'm teaching adults at a private academy, but I expect I will shift to a university job after a year or too. My B.A. is in American Studies from Yale; my master's degrees are in English and education from Boston University. Koreans are very snobby about credentials and these ones are serving me well. Also benefiting me is my habit of dressing well for work every day. Most ESL teachers are young and are slobs, frankly. My boss loves that I am almost always in a jacket and tie (I relax my code a bit on Fridays), and I get enormous respect on the street (including a lot of interest from Korean women). I'm 51 years old, 6'2", 205 lbs., brown-haired shifting to silver, reasonable-looking (and Koreans make me feel that I am a Greek god or something). Although I appreciate that most Korean men dress up for work, the quality of their suits and shoes, at least in Changwon, is not good. It is not strictly a question of cost. I have always lived on a limited budget compared to a lawyer or business executive, but by canny buying and good alterations, I manage to look good. Maybe the men of Seoul do a better job putting themselves together. I do like the first Korean menswear magazine I have found, Luel, which is sort of a Details but probably a little better than that publication. There is also a new Korean TV drama that I enjoy watching, Secret Agent Miss Oh, one of whose stars, Ryu Jin, is wardrobed in a terrifically fashionable way. Since my clothing and shoes matter to me, I do not mind the added cost if I have to ship items for repairs. If there is no trustworthy shoe repair shop in Changwon (and there does not appear to be), I am comfortable with shipping my shoes to Seoul, or back to America, or wherever is most convenient. A decent shoe repair shop, Myung-dong Sa, was mentioned by aleeboy; does anyone have an address? Do they have any employees who can communicate in English? Are there any shirtmakers -- perhaps Hahn's or Savile Row in Seoul? -- who can replace collars and cuffs to precise specifications? If not, I will continue to use Maldonado in San Antonio, Texas, who is excellent. Thank you all in advance for your thoughts.