Style (chore) Battle: Shining Shoes vs. Ironing

Style (chore) Battle: Shining Shoes vs. Ironing
Which is more enjoyable?  Shining Shoes Vs. Ironing

Ain’t nothin’ better than a professional shoe shine or a crisply pressed shirt just back from the cleaners.  But for most of us, paying a pro to shine your shoes or press your clothes is a luxury.  More often than not, we’re do-it-yourselfers.

For some, there is no winner.  Each is a total chore.  But others seem to get an unexpected kick out of one while absolutely loathing the other.  Here’s the argument for each:

The case for Shining your Shoes: It’s masculine.  Less a labor of maintenance and more a labor of love.  Completely like hand washing a favorite car.  You get to see your shoes up close, feel and appreciate the leather, and when it’s done they look brand new.

The case for Ironing: It’s all about transforming chaos into order.  Taking a shirt out of the dryer and inflicting your will upon it with a hot iron feels, smells, and sounds like you’re turning wrong into right.  If you’re good enough at it, you can almost do it blind… leaving you to watch a game and enjoy a beer while pressing your clothes.

Now it’s your turn.  Make your case and leave your vote in the comments section below…

And may the best chore win.

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