Ghastly photo of me, but had to be done.
This is Jan from Poland, the resident bootblack at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria, London. Well… we just had to really.
For those of you who don’t know, bootblacking is a fine art, one much beloved and passed on here, within the leather family.
I’m pleased to say that Jan did an excellent job, and was a smashing chap ‘to boot’ 😉 …he hands out philosophy with his shines, very well too. He liked us. LOL
Thought it was an appropriate post to update my blog with. Please feel free to see the set of pictures from our London trip, which include Luisa having her shoes shined and an article framed above the seat you can see in the picture above.
See the set here: http://tinyurl.com/bz2d4z (and be warned, I’m prolific with my photography… if you get dragged into the ‘sets’, you’ll be lost for hours!
~grins and doffs cap~