Shoes are like lovers.
You spend so much time breaking them in, molding them to your needs, then one day you wake up and realize they’re no longer what you fell in love with.
Don’t chuck them just yet. All they need is a good repurposing.
In about one week, Yahya at Distinguished Fabrics, a favorite tailor and fabric merchandiser of the Philly elite, can replace the upper of a dated leather shoe for a whole new look. Go for a custom tweed, textured fabric, or Gucci logo — whatever suits your style.
For much less than it would cost you and your bunions to break in a new pair, you’ll have something that feels comfortably familiar yet refreshingly new.
Talk about a match made in heaven.
Distinguished Fabrics, 770/772 South 4th Street (215-627-6380).