Here's what I came up with: started with 4 coats of Bordeaux cream then 2 coats of black on the toe box ending where my crease is.
Then I went with a light mirror polish with black wax on the toe box also ending by my natural crease. I let it sit over night then added a coat of clear wax followed by a coat of black wax just up until the end of the broguing. Then, one more black wax coat halfway of the broguing just to achieve a gradual coloring from toe to vamp.
I took some pictures of my Decos today because I've put them up on B&S. I love them to death, but my wardrobe has moved in a different direction. The thing I still love most about them though - I can also tell you what stitcheroo loves most as well - is the color gradations from the toe bleaching that is done with the Deco black.