About Us

Some chaps and a flaneur walked into a bar

Shoe Shine Crew is the social office shoe-shining service of The Jaunty Flaneur, a luxury goods and shoe polishing business.

Professionalism and social awareness

We believe very strongly that businesses thrive when the customers' expectations are exceeded. Our training and levels of service are kept high, and we try hard to be consistently at the vanguard of our profession.

We are only as good as our staff, and it is a matter of pride that we nurture talent from all backgrounds including creating job opportunities to people from disadvantaged backgrounds such as the long-term unemployed and vulnerably housed community. We work with our charity partners to provide roles that job-seeking homeless people can get excited about and that meet their requirements in terms of back-to-work support, transition into working life, and a plan to get off benefits.

Talent and passion can be found anywhere and we don't think we would be doing our recruiting well enough if we didn't open our doors to all backgrounds.

Where we're heading

There can be no doubt that men are becoming ever more savvy consumers. The rise and rise of menswear and men's style blogs, magazines, events and so on has lead to men buying better quality apparel and looking after it for the long term. There has also been a return to traditional personal services; barbers offering traditional wet shaves, sports clubs providing massages, salons creating manicure packages specifically for men, and yes! shoe shining as well.

We are still at the early stage of this rising tide, but we have every expectation that shiners will come to be seen just as important to a gentleman's style as his barber.

Our partners

We have some wonderful supporters both in the shoe shine world and the homeless community. Providing a quality service and addressing employment for the disadvantaged is an idea that has wide appeal!

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If you would like to work with us, either as a business or if you'd like to become part of the team, please get in touch at hello@shoeshinecrew.org.uk