Right. Looking at their site, I originally thought the marks on mine could be veins, but I'm thinking scars now. But my first reaction was to look closer because it looked a lot like someone drew several lines on it. :) If I had it to do over, I'd probably get DCB. But I'm not so crazy about how the edges of the DCB look with the light pigskin (which is what is shipping now).
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REI just made the same change. I'm fine with the change as long as they still guarantee the product. The only problem I see arising after the first thirty days that isn't covered is the customer just deciding they no longer want the bag, and I don't think companies should be responsible for that.
i love the stretchmarks too, it really gives character to the bag letting everyone know, hey, this is real leather.
The new Tobacco can REALLY vary from piece to piece. I have one with some red marbling throughout it. I've seen some so dark that we had to double-check that they weren't DCB. Some are more the rich, dark butterscotch color. Personally, I love the variety and serendipity of the new Tobacco, but totally get that everyone isn't into it. I'll try to get a picture for y'all.
kipw - I totally understand what you're saying. Unfortunately some people were taking unfair advantage of the 100% Satisfaction part of the wording. We had to go back to only offering a guarantee on our material and workmanship.
Kmpr - You definitely have a scar on your Tote, I'm sorry that you don't care for it. Probably your best bet is to return it for a refund and get one of the Tobacco Totes on Dave's Deals. Currently they are still the older style of Tobacco.
Haven't seen a small TB tote on the deals lately. Right before my husband ordered me this one, there was a small on the deals that he was going to get me, but he wasn't quick enough- gone. Since this was a Christmas gift, he went ahead and got a regular one.
Now it's just the liners that are available.
It's already packaged and waiting to be shipped back.
Those marks weren't there when you first got it, right?
There are some on the front flap (can be stretched easily) of the tobacco leather as shown below.
Yes. Those were not there when I got them new. I like them due to the extra shine they give and reminds me of the tree rings. If they form later on the front flap its a bonus for me.
I realize this is in "men's style" and it's a purse... but it's another example of the new tobacco color.
I have to admit I went a little crazy with SBL this Christmas. My wish list was primarily SBL items. And I still have my eye on a briefcase... maybe. It's borderline addiction. I even had to sell some of my stuff to get enough cash. Okay... that really does sound like addiction. I promise to get help when I start selling my wife's stuff. :)
I got my daughters involved this year. They see me surfing the SBL site often and I found a way to get them to tell me their favorite SBL colors. One likes DCB and the other likes tobacco. I surprised them both today with their own clutch. They LOVED them. They called them "little bags like dad's". Since the tobacco color has been discussed a lot lately, I'll post a pic of that one. It's kinda much for a 6 and 10 yr old... but they should last their entire lives.
Mine is a bifold and it's designed to be put in a coat pocket. The left panel has 4 card slots and three undivided full length pockets that very in depth. The right panel left side has one undivided pocket and the other is divided into 3 full length sections. This is done to separate denominations of currency or to separate checks from cash. Right panel right side has two more full length pockets for currency. Usually the rancher or farmer would keep the big bills separated from the small stuff. What makes this an interesting wallet is there's another pocket that goes under both panels and is full width. This is a catch all pocket and is usually used to keep papers, receipts and bills of sale. The flap folds over and hides the big money slots while closing the pocket so nothing falls out.
I tend to use this more as a travel wallet. It comes in real handy when abroad where you might need some cash, foreign currency, a passport and someplace to toss the paper.
Now you have an idea why I think the trifold reminds me of a farmer's wallet. It doesn't have all the pockets but it has that big honkin' leather envelope in the middle of it that would work just as well.