On Friday I received my first batch of Saphir shoe cream and wax plus some nice German horsehair brushes from Franco's. Some of my pics were blurry given the bad lighting so I will add to this thread tomorrow which I have some natural light. Here are my beloved black Amesburys: I also used the very effective "roll-up" sheepskin polishing mitt from John Lobb to bring out the shine. They sell it at the Lobb store in NYC. Some thoughts on the Amesbury shoes: 1. Phenomenal construction. These are six years old and are as good as ever. 2. They are literally as comfy as my favorite tennis shoes. 3. I have received several nice compliments from women regarding these shoes. 4. Jason is a bit of a value relative to the level of his work in my opinion. 5. I will have a new brown pair soon and will post pictures. Might have to go to London to pick them up. Darn. 6. If you can afford or barely afford bespoke, then I highly recommend you to go for it. It has proven to be one of my best investments. I will be wearing these shoes 15 years from now. Some thoughts on Saphir shoe cream... 1. Superb product. 2. Nice honey smell that becomes addictive. 3. More of a dark, rich look than the more reflective Kiwi. 4. Seems a better match for the quality of shoes I have. 5. Got great service by phone from Franco's. I will be buying some more polish this week from this Richmond, VA retailer.