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My AE Shell Leeds were very matte finish, but polished up with some Kiwi:
I also have a mini-tutorial on my tumblr (sig link).
Aldens are finished nice and glossy from the factory.
Consensus is to use "Paste Wax" not "Cream Polish". (Just wanted to make sure you knew) And you are correct, less is more.
Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers
This is horrible. Can someone tell me if Horween is killing horses to get Cordovan leather? Is it illegal to consume horsemeat in the US?
It was just legalized recently. Horsemeat is certainly healthier than corn and soy.
If you are talking the current captoe shell boot BB sells (C&J for BB) - $998, you most likely will not be able to achieve the same level of shine of various Alden shells, no matter what you do. I have them. Mine shined nicely after an application of saphir reno, but still not to the level of some of my Alden shells. Don't worry about it .... they are still great boots.