Self Made | Tokyo - If you want to take a load off your feet in Tokyo, make a detour to Aoyama's Brift-H, a store specializing in the restorative care of men's shoes. The store is the brainchild of Yuya Hasegawa (pictured left), who at 20, started out as a boot black in an effort to make a buck, because he didn't have any money. At 24 he started Brift-H, which nearly a decade later sports two locations and six employees. He still does the work himself and his blackened fingers show it. While your shoes are shined, you can shoot the breeze and sip a nice scotch.
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