The very reason I sold mine, before I'd even worn them. What a nightmare!
I think this has been discussed before:
- Use neutral for normal scuffs
- If color polish required then you can use tapes
- If you cannot find the appropriate tape (that is not too sticky), polish the dark part first, white part later, and use cotton rags for buffing instead of horse-hair brush.
I personally use neutral all the time. I guess I don't wear them enough to require major color polishing.
I suspect that there are other brands that make an Adelaide with a wingtip as well, but it's not something you see very often for some reason, and even less with a short wingtip.
I own EG shoes, but the Southwold never even crossed my mind when I was discussing the design with DW. I think DW created a much nicer flow to the shape of the wingtip that that of the Southwold however. I also think the shorter heel counter gives better balence to the shoe, than the longer heel counter on the Southwold.
I am also not a big fan of broguing or pinking, as they both get in my way when polishing a shoe. I also like the cleaner look.