I bought my first two shell Aldens at the same time and I purchased the Cigar LWB and the Ravello Wingtip Boot. I like the look of Ravello better but I find the cigar to be more versatile.
In other words....get both.
Are there any care products that get resounding support for Aldens?
I have a pair of Chromexel 403's, and want to keep them up and possibly improve their waterproofness.
I feel like asking this question is the same as the "what oil should I use" question on automotive forums.
Alden San Fran uses and recommends this for Chromexcel -
Saphir Reno isn't the best for chromexcel, IMO. You need something more oily.