I was referring to Renovateur when I said that. To condition them thoroughly I let them sit with the Renovateur on them for about two hours before brushing off. I then did a second pass with Renovateur and followed the standard Saphir directions (only 3-5 minutes before brushing).
I didn't brush anything off, as it just strips the shoes. I let the shoes sit overnight before I Reno'd them though. No real reason as to why, I just felt like letting them sit with nothing on them for 12 hours.
That's the perfect interview suit. A mid grey would be an excellent next choice. I can't wait to wear my mid grey at my wedding in June. The fiance won't let it be seen public until then... I do agree with her, I just want to wear the thing outside my house!