An early childhood memory is one laced with the smell of shoe polish and fingers stained mud brown. It is a memory of our dad polishing his shoes in the basement before he went away. He has a little drawer with all his polishes, brushes and rags. He would use old underwear as the rags and the drawer is rammed full vests stained in earth tones.

Polishing shoes is a wonderful ritual and one fathers in particular enjoy. Above is a short lesson in how best to polish shoes by Mr. Justin Fitzpatrick, shoemaker and polish expert. If you want to get polishing yourself then we would highly recommend watching the video and investing in our super neat shoe shinning kit available here.

Video source Mr. Porter.