Talk:Guild of Shoemakers and Leatherworkers
We might want to rewrite this as an article rather than a discussion. There must be more to the guild than a discussion about prices. If you want to discuss an article it is probably better to use the talkpage.--Beligaronia 23:02, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Possibly export to the Cost of Living article, where the excessive cost of footwear was first flagged as an anomoly alongside incomes and general commodity/service prices that braodly corresponded and made a lot of sense.
Oh, and doesn't the Guild incorporate the quaint little pecadilloes of Sir Joshua Lavish, (with or without clockwork) AND the litle argument-assistors furnished by Mrs Goodbody? --AgProv 09:06, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
- So you didn't intend that signed collection of annotations, speculation and opinions written in the first person for the Talk page? --Old Dickens 19:01, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Moved from the Main Page:
It has occured to me (after one of those chains of associations that only prolonged exposure to the discworld generates) that there is a third option, used by most peasants accross Europe in one form or another: clogs.
(I went from Reg Shoe, to the Mexican revolutionary Zapata. Zapata is Spanish for "shoe". It also echoes the French word sabot (clog) which among other things gives us that revolutionary word sabotage.
But the idea of clogs brought me to this page. Only the realy poor or heedless must go unshod in Ankh-Morpork - it seems to be the sort of town where you will at all times put some protection 'twixt foot and surface of ground!
If fully-fledged shoes and boots are that expensive (although well-made and tended ones will last a long time) then clogs offer a cheaper substitute, as they did in Lancashire in the 1800's. Their manufacture must also be simpler than that of shoes and focus on using more of a relatively cheaper material - wood. Roughly shaped to the appriximate size of a foot and with some sort of minimalist leather upper covering the front of the foot, these must retail an awful lot more cheaply...--AgProv 13:22, 17 July 2008 (UTC)