Hey -- A friend of mine has a pair of Lobb loafers which he wore quite hard, and then subsequently 'ruined' on a trip -- I haven't seen them but it sounds like there were worn in rain, mud, etc., and look pretty crappy now. He wants to fix them, and I thought I'd come to the SF for suggestions. I've read all about polishing here, etc., and thought the best plan of action would be to clean them w/a leather cleaner, and then apply many layers of a conditioner (Saphir, Crema Alpina, Lexol ? Which is best for this purpose), and then once they're feeling softer start w/a few layers of polishing cream, and end w/wax. I don't think he stores them w/trees as they're just sort of bumming around shoes but obviously he'd like to see them in good condition once again. Any extreme or non-extreme suggestions welcome!