Luke – Cobbler

How on earth did you become a cobbler?
Sort of just fell into it like many jobs, I started off just doing the basic leather work then all of a sudden I was learning the craft of shoe repair. I’ve been doing it for 6 or 7 years now. My business partner, he taught me and he has been doing it for over 30 years, so yeah a lot of experience.
Are many people still after a shoe shine?
From what I am seeing I am going to have to say that people don’t seem to care what their shoes look like. You’ve still got that minority of people who buy high-end shoes and want them shiny and want to always look good. I’ve always believed that with shiny shoes you can get in anywhere. It’s one of those things, the better you look the better you feel and the better people will think of you. But generally looking around…. Most people don’t give a shit.
Melbourne quick q&a
Favourite cafe:
Faces and places on Errol Street
Favourite bar:
The bodega on Victoria Street
Favourite restaurant:
The ElceedĀ  on Queensberry Street
Favourite thing to do in Melbourne:
I love to walk around the city and listen to music in my ears and be inspired
Hidden gem in Melbourne:
The Espy. You’ve got to experience the Espy!

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