Richard liked things done just so, if there was an optimum method, that was his choice. He was a stickler for presentation. Of course, he scuffed the toes of his Julius Marlows just as often as any other Joe. However, religiously, every Sunday evening, Richard would get his cleaning box out from the bottom of the wardrobe, and go to work on his shoes for the coming week. Not just his Julius Marlows, but all his shoes.
He would lie a protective sheet on the carpet. He opened up a tin of black Kiwi boot polish, and a tin of brown. With one brush, he applied the polish evenly but thoroughly to the leather. He did this to each pair of shoes in turn. Then he changed to the other brush, and burnished each shoe until it shone.
Richard took pride in his appearance. He was of the old school.