So, while I remembered my grandfather’s great example as someone who cared for his shoes, I did not emulate his behavior. I was a guy conflicted on rainy days. I would either select shoes that I did not care about ruining or execute a strategy that evolved over time. I will share this strategy (craziness) in a moment. Over the years, I did learn and remember one important and often expensive lesson…. even a skilled cobbler cannot reverse the damage inflicted upon good leather or suede by the elements. Keep in mind that I am now sharing my strategy that existed prior to ADRIAN JULES CUSTOM CLOTHIER coming into my life. Here it is…. on rainy days, I would serpentine from my car to my work entrance avoiding puddles, stepping over wet pavement, or sometimes simply running. Running was not the best idea as water tends to splash more when hit with greater force. My other strategy was to wear shoes that I cared about less thus sacrificing them to Mother Nature. The result was often a good suit well accessorized finished with water-logged shoes and socks. This was really not a great look. Winter was always easier. I would simply leave my good shoes in my office and make the drive wearing a pair of boots. The only downfall would be an evening or weekend event that would warrant me wearing a pair of shoes that were now sitting in the closet in my office.