Incredibly helpful post, thank you. I'll start building up in these products/items mentioned. I'm guessing 'appropriate brown" wax and cream polish relates to a colour similar to the shoe being worked on?
Anyone had any recent success/experiences with Nialma? Apparently they have a guy in Melbourne that will measure you up and that means 4 MTM Thomas Mason Silverline's for around $120 each.
Is this the best value in that price range? Any other options in Melbourne?