I use the plastic version and a suede eraser. The brass version seems like overkill but I've never used one. The plastic (fingernail-looking brush)/eraser combo has worked well for my needs. Note, I highly recommend Terrago Nano spray. It's really magic stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnOw_sNVG0A I use this type of brush & suede eraser: https://www.amazon.com/Woodlore-Suede-Bar-Brush/dp/B0002TVB70
Good point. Look no farther than Bruce Wayne taking over Fox's department of Wayne Enterprises and using it as his personal crime fighting skunk works. Ralph Lauren has a bit of a vintage-inspired Bruce Wayne vibe.
or..."for white guys like me with a no gym habiit" I like the aesthetic and love the fact that I can get a L or XL in teh brand. I've gotten real lucky via ebay as the big sizes sit around for a while. I'd be bummed if RRL got shuttered. As you said, I hope the fact that Ralph has a soft spot for RRL keeps it around for a while longer.
Just wanted to share images of a couple of new straps, Natural and Color 4 shell cordovan "Single Pass" straps, courtesy of @Deusis at Guarded Goods leather. The color 4 arrived yesterday and I love it. Shown here on my Seamaster, the first mechanical watch I bought around 2000-01.
Color 4 Shell on Seamaster:
Natural Shell on GMTIIC:
Natural Shell on Seamaster:
After careful consideration, I've come to the conclusion that...
Just wear it. They tone down after getting wet a few times. You can't throw it in a washer but I suppose if you really wanted to speed it up, you could wet/soak it with water from a spray bottle or something like that then let it hang dry and repeat as necessary.