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When there’s a shine on your shoes…

Watching Fred Astaire over Christmas gave us the idea. There’s a great number in which the man himself dances with the superb lyrics:

When there’s a shine on your shoes

There’s a melody in your heart

What a wonderful way to start the day.

Turns out it’s also a great way for a lad to earn pocket money. A chap seeking the wherewithal for Lego models needs a sideline.


Exhibit A: Dad’s “London Shoes.” Bulled to a shine that would pass muster on a Guards parade square. Yours for £1 a pair.


Personal views of a wordsmithing, sartorialist, horn-playing, state school Oxonian dad, rugby ref, recovering politico, and fan of vintage tailoring, Ralph Lauren style, and sharp writing.

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