Several years ago a girlfriends father was generous enough to gift me a pair of Alden loafers. They are black cordovan, as far as I remember, and came with a matching black belt. I am not sure if the belt is cordovan as well. It has now been 4 years since those shoes were purchased and while they dont see wear often, they have never been cleaned or conditioned and neither has the belt. It is probably time to do so. My questions are:
1) Do I need the Alden wax, cream, or both?
2) How do I care for the belt?
3) The loafers have black stitching; does this alter the cleaning/conditioning technique? Do I have to avoid getting any compounds in the stitching?
Thank you for your help, gentlemen! I will try to provide pictures...