I have a few questions and I've posted a few pages back but didn't get much response...I've read through a lot of this thread but there is just so much information that it is hard to get straight.
I want to order some cleaner/condition, creams, and polish to get me started. I recently just purchased this brush set and it seems to be decent: http://www.amazon.com/FootFitter-Classic-Shoe-Brush-pieces/dp/B000Q7SVQ2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1461877578&sr=8-2&keywords=footfitter+brush
Now I know Saphir are very good, if not the best, however they are not easily available to me and I wanted to get the supplies ASAP before I start my internship next week.
I have a couple of black shoes, two brown shoes and possibly going to be ordering another brown shoe not sure on dark brown yet or a lighter/orangier/tan brown. I usually like to buy everything on Amazon because I have prime shipping but some polishes are not available. I can definitely get the Lexol cleaner and conditioner set but not sure if I should get that or the Allen Edmonds cleaner/conditioner. How fast is their shipping from their website usually?
Do I need creams and wax polish? I have seen mixed opinions if cream is really necessary. If it is I was thinking about just getting some Meltonian creams and then the Allen Edmonds wax polish. Is Edge dressing from them useful?
I have these shoes...they are just from Aldo but I would like to clean them up if possible. You can see in the pictures that they have some dark stains. Should I be getting a neutral or lighter/darker brown for these? If you know which color from Allen Edmonds polish would match best let me know. Also for the suede how can I clean it and should I be using a brass or nylon brush? They have both in that brush set I bought.You can see in the first picture some decoloration at the top not sure if it's fixable.
Lastly I have these PAul Edmonds Wholecuts in marrone. They are brand new. I know some people like to wear them first before doing anything however I would like to protect them as much as possible. I read in another thread about Paul Evans that they recommended not using renovator on their shoes as it can remove the hand painted finish. Can I use the Lexol or Allen Edmonds cleaner/conditioner? Is it recommended to use a neutral cream/wax with these?