Here's my question:
If I'm looking for a more faded or aged patina on the LWB's, should I use a lighter polish?
I personally actually recommend using the Neutral Saphir Cordovan Polish after the Reno if you do not want to add Pigment to the shoe. It will help to moisturize the leather and give it a nice shine, while not "slowing" down the patina process.
Alright, I got my Color 8 Full-Straps last night and took a few pictures.
They look pretty good to me. They do like they were very briefly tried on, but nothing anywhere close to bothering me. Also there is a slight scratch on the top near the foxing at the back of the shoe, but nothing that a horse hair brush couldn't remove in a few strokes and not anywhere I would even see it anyways.
Wish I could afford a Christmas present for myself, http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/12/21/alden-shoe-choco-suede-tanker-restock-lsw-ii/.
Anyone in a giving mood I take a 10.5d.