I only experience bloom on two of my cordovan shoes, my RL Lindricks (very minor on one boot) and my Cappuccino McAllisters. The McAllisters are unreal and develop bloom on the quarters of both shoes after only sitting for 1-2 weeks. Basically every time I reach for them they look like this and require some cleaning. They are my most hydrated pair of AE shoes for sure it seems.
So for any of you wanting to see some bloom pics, here you go. These are after about two weeks on the closet.
Thanks for sharing - none of my shells have that much bloom!
still, imo bloom-ey shell is miles better than dried out shell (I have one pair of dried-out dundees from AE - and I have to regularly wax/vsc them; would've preferred the bloom lol).