“I don’t polish my shoes anymore. It’s become a kind of trend, but personally I no longer do it. Of course, I did it, for a long time, when I was young and I don’t regret it! But I think polishing is superficial. It means using an artificial technique to give some shine to something which does not shine spontaneously. Now I prefer to leave the matter to Time’s patina. Of course, I wax my shoes very regularly — after a few years they’ll shine like a pair of mirrors. But all this is a very personal matter and by no means a criterion of judgment.”—Source: For The Discerning Few - Interview with Dominique Lelys.