Thursday, October 28, 2010
L.B. Evans Aristocrat Opera
L.B. Evans was a shoe shop opened in 1804 in South Reading by the Evans brothers, who started off not making the entire shoe, but the uppers, counters, soles, and heels. The tradition continues today of crafting fine leather footwear for the discerning gentleman. Aspiring as such, I bought a pair of leather slippers in New York. They are incredibly comfortable, but I don't dare wear them while I'm cooking. A single, stray drop of oil . . . that's all it takes.