I have read through the whole of this thread. I don't think that I have come across references to Selvyt cleaning cloths. These are excellent cotton 'chamois' cloths that are sometimes sold under various shoe brand names. They are also available directly from the company that makes them, in the UK. I know that old tee shirts are a popular way of applying shoe creams and polishes but Selvyt cloths are top quality. They can be used for dusting off shoes before cleaning, for applying creams and polishes and for buffing. They improve with washing.