March 31, 2013 at 15:29:14 Mar 31, 2013 @ 15:29
There are generations that spend their time behind a screen, then there were generations that spend their life behind other machines. The time of true craftsmanship and learning skills by hand are far behind us, unless you count that small group of people barely keeping it alive, but if anyone proves that passion can keep an old heart inflamed, it's Frank Catalfumo.
The 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and until this day continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. Within the span of 68 years the Brooklyn native has seen generations passing and businessÂ´ rise and fall. The stories he bares with him are nothing short of amazing and intriguing, as you will notice down below.