Could someone say in simple terms how burnishing can be replicated at home? I'm not a guy that has 35 steps and creams, etc. I just use AE polish and the standard prescribed formula. Would a light layer of black polish on top of the existing color replicate burnishing? Would that be an irreversible mistake?
I've been wondering exactly this as I put bourbon polish on my bourbon Moras as well.
I have a pair of Bourbon Park Avenues. I use either neutral or tan Meltonian polish or Kiwi wax and then I use my black shoe brush and cloth on the burnished areas rather than my tan shoe brush and cloth and the residual black on my black shoe brush seems to preserve (and possibly enhance, depending on your opinion of the results) the burnishing.
At the factory, the burnishing on bourbon shoes is done by polishing walnut shoes on a black polishing wheel (which is why bourbon shoes have walnut tongues).