World Shoe Shine Championship Winner 2018

World Shoe Shine Championship Winner 2018
The World Shoe Shining Championship is an annual event organised by the leading authorities on classic shoes for men, Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. The championship was held at The London Super Trunk Show, where brands from all over the world gather to promote their craft. Last year’s world shoe shine championship was won by Yuya Hasegawa who runs Brift.H, a very successful shoe shine business in Japan.

The World Shoe Shining Championship was held at The Music Room in London where three finalists competed against each another. They were given one side of a shoe to be polished in 20 minutes
The 3 finalists were chosen based on their submissions prior to the event; a photo of their work was submitted to the panel of shoe specialist judges. 

John Chung, a Singaporean who is the founder of Mason and Smith was one of the finalists competing against Pete and Thomas Kalflo. Pete has been working with shoes for 16 years in UK while Thomas who originated from France has been in the shoe industry for at least 5 years. The shoes were inspected by 4 judges according to the colour, shine and finesse. The judges include people who have been in the shoe industry for more than 10 years. John Chung’s shine impressed the judges and beat the other finalists to arrive in 1st place, winning The World Shoe Shining Champion of 2018. This is the first time a Singaporean has enter this international championship as a finalist and also the first time a Singapore won the World Shoe Shining Championship.
Mason and Smithとして私John Chung がロンドンで開催された"The World Shoe Shining Championship 2018" にて優勝しましたことをここにご報告致します。

この大会を主催して頂きましたShoegazing様とThe Shoe Snob様、そして大会に足を運んで頂いた皆様に心からお礼申し上げます。

Jesper, owner of Shoegazing, organizer of the London Super Trunk Show
Justin Fitzpatrick, owner of Jfitzpatrick Footwear and The Shoe Snob Blog. Also one of the organizers for the London Super Trunk Show
One of the finalist in the shoe shine champsionship, Thomas Kalflo
More pictures about the event in the next post
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