As I've mentioned in previous posts, a true gentleman needs several people in his life to keep him properly maintained; a reliable and quality shoe repairman is one such person. Whether you need a simple polish or new soles, a good shoe man is a must in any gentleman's life. If it's true that women pay attention to a gentleman's shoe, and often make a judgement call based on their assesment, then I always want to look polished.
I purchased this pair of Ralph Lauren split-toe spectators nearly 15 years ago. Originally, the surface on top was done in a white suede; beautiful to behold, but a headache to maintain. It seemed as though each time that I wore them, invariably, I'd spill water onto the suede! Eventually, I took them to Deluxe Shoe Repair in Newport Beach and asked if they could replace the suede with a white leather. They did and I've never been happier with my spectators. I loved the suede, but paying $20.00 for each cleaning was becoming rather tiresome and expensive. For now, I'm back in business. As with all of my shoes, because I'm diligent about using cedar shoe trees and I take them in for routine polishing and heel replacements, as needed, after 15 years, these spectators really do look nearly brand-new.
Polo Ralph Lauren
I was born in the country, but brought up in the big city, with hopes of always maintaining the charm, wit and character of a southern, sophisticated
gentleman. In my goal to live more passionately & purposefully, here are just a few things that I've learned and experienced along the way, making my journey more interesting, and more importantly, easier.