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Shoe shine?

with the holidays comeing up I have a couple pairs of dress shoes in the back of the closet that could use a little TLC. does anyone know of anyone in town who can just shine em up a little?

created by billy on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:22:41 am     Business     Comments: 15

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I've used Macino & Sons Shoe Service, located on Sylvania a little east of Secor.

posted by jr on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:42:06 am     #   3 people liked this

Second vote for Macinos - they are great!

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:57:30 am     #   1 person liked this

Then there were three.... Macino's :)

posted by LetItBe on Dec 16, 2011 at 08:51:58 pm     #  

I'd grab a can of Kiwi and an old shirt and have at it. Don't get those instant shine sponges, get polish. But if you don't want to do it yourself, Macino's and Pasquale's are good at shoe repair, but not sure how good of a shine they can do. Or you could go down to the barber shop in the Spitzer building, there's a guy that shines shoes down there.

posted by Ace_Face on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:36:31 pm     #  

Mancino's rocks - I have used them several times to repair shoes, and they have a machine that polishes shoes almost to a mirror-like finish.

posted by historymike on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:52:54 pm     #  

I don't shine my shoes. I'm married.

posted by max on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:31:01 am     #  

Ace_Face: I too like to polish my shoes with good old-fashioned Kiwi, but this method Mancino uses creates a shine on your shoes so brilliant that it would blind you, were it not for the fact that you are now so über-cool that you are also wearing UV-resistant Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

Anyway, a special occasion is as good as any to splurge an get ultra-shiny shoes.

posted by historymike on Dec 17, 2011 at 11:52:42 am     #  

errr... "and"

posted by historymike on Dec 17, 2011 at 11:52:55 am     #  

I fell out of love with shoe shining when I was in the military. I can put a helluva shine on 'em, but really dislike doing it.

posted by gamegrrl on Dec 17, 2011 at 04:02:21 pm     #  

There's nothing classier than dress shoes/boots with a good spit shine on them. I do my own, but if I was going to pay----I'd take then to Pasquales', where I take any leather work I might need done.

posted by Wulf on Dec 17, 2011 at 04:10:59 pm     #  

I posted a vote for Macino's ^^^ but am curious about Pasquales. Find myself with a pair of light beige suede boots in need of a good cleaning, and am curious about alternatives. Please do not take this as anti-Macino's. Have always had good experiences, but am a little nervous about having this work done. Wulf, are you around? Thanks!

posted by LetItBe on Dec 30, 2012 at 02:00:30 pm     #  

Andrew Z might be available.

posted by max on Dec 30, 2012 at 02:29:32 pm     #  

posted by historymike on Dec 30, 2012 at 04:51:47 pm     #  

well...Tommy's definitely not a good option

posted by justareviewer on Dec 30, 2012 at 07:04:37 pm     #   1 person liked this

Another vote for Macinos. I had them resole a pair of motorcycle boots, and when they were done, they were literally, better than when they were new.

posted by JeepMaker on Dec 30, 2012 at 09:19:56 pm     #