Originally Posted by luk-cha
well i might be a little more creative than most and mixed equal parts of cream DB, black and bordo together, then i just alternate between black and dark brown wax's when is comes to mirror shining
Apologies for the necro-post, but it's related to another thread I started recently. I did try the Saphir Burg/Bordeaux cream and wax on my Vass loafers, and while it is very nice it didn't produce that "wait-- you mean those aren't black?" reaction that the original ox-blood shoes do. So as a follow-on I used a dark brown wax layer and then black. Perhaps not perfect yet, but it looks better.
Other solutions would include mixing my own blend of Bordeaux/dark brown/black in either the cream or the wax, so I don't have to keep alternating. Somewhere I do still have a can of Kiwi oxblood, so by smearing the various experimental results on white paper to compare I should get something pretty close.
Will's idea of black and mahogani is also intriguing. The latter is a pretty light color but the addition of black could tone it down where it needs to be, with the right mix of red and brown peeking through the gloom.