Has anyone taken leather oil to the tobacco color? I think the color would look great with a bit of darkening and some aging.
Anyone have photos of their awesome aged tobacco?
Here is my 2 & half months old Tobacco Brown treated with Red Wing Mink Oil and some Denim stain.
Has anybody noticed that the smaller Saddleback accessories have a little bit of a different smell to them than the bags? I bought a briefcase and a wallet about a month ago (shipped separately), and immediately noticed that, while the bag smelled ahhhhhhMAzing, the wallet had a bit of a gassy smell to it, which was not detectable on the bag at all. Then, I just received a large notebook holder a couple days ago, and it too smells exactly like the wallet. It kinda smells like gasoline. You can still detect the amazing leather smell beneath it, but it's nothing like the briefcase, which just smells like pure leather heaven. Can anybody explain this? (All of my items are in tobacco brown btw)
That idea crossed my mind also, but I wasn't able to convince myself that there are any parts of the wallet or notebook holder that required glue. It just seems to use stitching like the bags. I thought maybe they use glue on the pigskin lining, but then wouldn't that apply to the bags also? Where do you think they use glue?
Edit: oh i see, yeah i think they use glue along the edges that stick out past the stitching to hold them together
I have the large thin BC in chestnut. To fix the lean caused by the front sided D-Ring leather on the inside of the bag not sitting flush against the front and thereby rolling over (the front of mine rolled outward at the bottom), I simply took a couple of small sized black zip ties and gently pulled the bottom D rings together front to back, and snipped off the excess plastic on the zip tie. I didn't use the D Rings on the bottom for anything, and it solved the problem.