I really do like those Rider's, but I do have a bit of a qualm with the price point on these. Don't get me wrong... I am a big Rider Boot fan, and own a pair from his Rider per Cortina line. However, $745.00 for suede Chukkas is starting to get pretty expensive, when unlined Edward Greens are not that much more, and they are (in my opinion) a step up from Borgioli (i.e, channeled stitching, superior finishing, materials, etc.), at least from the Borgioli's I have handled.
With that said, wonderful shoes, and I hope you really do enjoy them! Can you comment on the quality / last shape? It is certainly possible that Borgioli is making these to a higher standard than their other offerings.
John Cursey's "Shoe Pyramid" comments on the quality of some shoes from Borgioli
I try only to 'glaze' the first inch or so of the toe decreasing the shine gradually to create a natural transition to the rest of the shoe's normal shine.
Glad I read this before commenting on your previous post. Excellent to keep the spit shine to the toes only. The flexible parts of the leather need different (less drying) treatment. In short, you've got Great Toes... Patrick Booth can learn something here (nasty toes).