It occured to me the other day, whilst toiling away on a pair of wholecuts, what a thoroughly delightful service our collections must be for our customers. I mean to say, the convenience of having a bucket of shoes collected from one’s home, office, Chambers, club, wherever; and having them returned a few days later nourished and gleaming must be right up there with life’s creature comforts.
Of course it’s possible to polish one’s own shoes. It’s possible to cut one’s own hair if so inclined. Much better, though, to leave it to the professionals.