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Mr. Daniel is a remarcable cobbler. He has been working in the field for 30 years and went through prestigious national and international companies. His promotion was among the lasts that learnt how to make shoes manually and completely: with sewn frame, sewn sole, manually mounted. As he well says, “no matter if you are prime-minister or a confused citizen, you still need to put a heel piece”. He opened this workshop in 2013, when he returned from Athens, where he worked on sophisticated machineries for shoe-making. When he visits another country, Mr. Daniel enjoys finding and walking into the shoe-making workshops from that place. For the future he holds important plans related to perpetuating the craft of cobblers.
Bd. Corneliu Coposu, nr. 4
This shop of repairing pens is the only one that is left in Bucharest. It is like a treasure for the modern man that still uses pens. Mr Mircea, repairs pens, glasses and rides the bike daily. He is a regular for the media being the only one that still practices this kraft. The nibs (tip of the fountain pen) that have been seen by Mr Mircea have varied deeply from regual school pens to nibs as precious as jewery owned by important politicians that used them to sign hig level papers. Mr Mircea remembers how long the line of people was in front of his shop in Ceauşescu’s regim. The kraft is inherited from his father, everything being coverd in secrecy, because the know how was passed only between family members. Although he is sorry to say this the kraft has ened in the family with him. The number of clients has dropped but the good part is that the quality of the pieces that are waiting in line on the counter has risen.
Strada Colţei, nr. 6
In the long history of the Coltei street, many shopes have opened and closed down here, the street being a prefered place for trading for the craftsmen of the time. Besides the remaining furrieries, here we can find the tailor shop of Mr. Vasile. Highly-ranked tailor with a vast experience, he analizes with curious eyes the tailoring of the clothes worm by the customers that step into his workshop.
Strada Colței, nr. 36
We find Mr. Constantin on Corneliu Coposu Street, behind a very attractive shop facade. Mr. Constantin has been a cobbler for many years now, in the present workshop he has been working already for 26 years. He repairs zips, soles, heel lifts, stitches and does gluing even for purses, which we too often abandon even if we could so easily repair instead.
Piața Corneliu Coposu, nr. 53A