Shoe Polishing Is An Art

So therapeutic, so mesmerising. I never expect myself to be so drawn to shoe polishing. Watching a master shine shoe is fascinating to me.

Every action is measured, each motion precise and intentional. Like most Japanese, you can sense that Yuya Hasegawa takes pride in what he’s doing. The respect Japanese have for craftsmanship is amazing.

To others, watching a 8 minute clip on shoe shining is not unlike watching the paint dry. Then again, I’ve always been interested in the subtle part of a gentleman’s outfit and having a polished shoe is certainly an integral element.

Adding on to a fitting suit, a sleek tie, a versatile cuff link and an understated watch. Perfect for the everyday gentleman.