I actually like my color 8 to be darker because it gives a nice contrast with antique natural soles.
Just use some Reno to take off the polish. Wax polish doesn't absorb very well into cordovan from my experience. It'll come off with a good cleaning.
no dont. plenty of posts on it on the CM side. alden is great for what it is. nobody is saying to compare it St Crispins or Vass. but you can go try and get a cordovan boot from St.C and you will be paying close to $3k.