Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Outdoor Shoe Shining

This is Turkey's answer to the outdoor shoe shining and repairing.
This is strictly a Man's world.
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14 comments:

Felicia said...

That is interesting...Here, I usually only see men getting their shoes shined too. For the repair we have special stores which we all use, although most people are not as interested in repair because they will just throw them away and buy another.

BuJ said...

btw, i dunno what u call em, but in arabic we call em iskafi amongts other names which i don't remember.. but i loved these shoe guys.. they do such a goooood job and i'm sure they'd love to polish a lady's shoes, especially if they are good!

isabella said...

Fascinating! And they seem to be doing good business...The shoe shine kit boxes are so elaborate - who would've thought you need all this equipment to shine shoes...
What are those flip-flops for?

Oya said...

Isabella, if the shoes need to be taken off, the customer gets those flips-flops, while he is waiting. Thoughtful ha?

GMG said...

Interesting! Spring is surely coming... when I saw this place shoe-shinners were indoors...

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Here was used (especially by railways station) time ago but in South of Italy it is quite used too.

Lilly said...

These men are busy. Funny what kind of cahirs they have. Thank you for leaving your comments at Tuzla DP. It's my last day of posting so come and visit.

Dad of Four said...

I love the intricate boxes/work tops...

photowannabe said...

Fascinating. I love the fancy shoe shine boxes and high stools to sit on. How accomodating to give flip flops while waiting.

Pat said...

This is so interesting to see. Never saw anything like this.



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Stella Bella said...

Great pic. :)

one of the guys there is staring at the camera.

John Roberts said...

Shoe shinners and real barber shops - a man's last refuge?

Dsole said...

Nice shot, it was very common in downtown Madrid too... but there is a while that I don't see those guys (always man too).. I'll look for them next time I'll pass by

Kala said...

is that gold? wow - but I think i would skip the shoe shine =P