Thursday, December 6, 2007
Time Slows at Roman's
On Windsor Place there is a shoe repair shop that's been in business for 25 years called Roman Expert Shoe Repair. I've been meaning to drop some boots off their for a while, I'll be so happy if they can fix them because shoe shopping is very challenging for me.
Roman's is one of those places where time seems to have stopped, please note that the sewing machine above is one the man working there told me he actualy uses. Well, where better to find something old that is kept useful than a shoe repair place. They also work with leather garments, I imagine.
They have a small selection of shoe polishes and various things in appealingly dated packages. I'm always happy to come across that stuff, old and musty and oh so refreshing. When it comes to design, so often new is just shitty or contrived. I wonder why that is. Why is new shitty and overpriced?