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post #91 of 113
To anwer my own question, I should have just checked the FAQ on the website. The answer below is pulled straight from the site:

"Oil or condition it after you've had it for 6 - 12 months then, once a year or so after that. You don't want to do it too often, because you don't want to saturate the leather. It's just not good for it. And, it won't kill it if you wait a little longer than 12 months. Baby Oil is good and smells great. Mink oil waterproofs whatever it touches and darkens it some. Lexol Conditioners and Oils are great, and can darken it a little. Not really sure about Beeswax."
post #92 of 113
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Originally Posted by Saddleback Leather View Post
The medium is great for a 13". It may be a bit of a squeeze on the 15". Thin brief is a great call if you do a lot of walking around campus because its a little lighter. I personally use the Med. classic brief everyday, but its a pretty robust bag so if weight is an issue I'd go with the thin..

15" macbook (pro) does not fit in the medium sized briefcase. Less than a month after purchasing the medium briefcase, my apple G4 went down for the count. The replacement macbook just couldn't squeeze in there...

It fits great in the large, though
post #93 of 113
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Originally Posted by ergj View Post
To anwer my own question, I should have just checked the FAQ on the website. The answer below is pulled straight from the site:

"Oil or condition it after you've had it for 6 - 12 months then, once a year or so after that. You don't want to do it too often, because you don't want to saturate the leather. It's just not good for it. And, it won't kill it if you wait a little longer than 12 months. Baby Oil is good and smells great. Mink oil waterproofs whatever it touches and darkens it some. Lexol Conditioners and Oils are great, and can darken it a little. Not really sure about Beeswax."

I'd be wary about using baby oil. If only because there are alternatives out there for leather. IMHO don't like the dryness of saddleback leather. After 3 months of use my bag is starting to get a nice burnished look in certain areas that rub against me while I walk (the back), but other areas are coming along more slowly.
post #94 of 113
Correct, "baby oil" is basically mineral oil which is derived from petroleum, very bad for leather.
post #95 of 113
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Originally Posted by entrero View Post
Correct, "baby oil" is basically mineral oil which is derived from petroleum, very bad for leather.

Interesting. I'd have figured if it's good for human skin, it'd be ok for leather. Lucky for me, I already have a leather dressing I use on my boots which can double up on for this bag.

Thanks a bunch!
post #96 of 113
Mink oil or Obanauff's LP work great.
post #97 of 113
Im a 25 year leather pro and through a strange turn of events became a fan and affiliate for Saddleback products. I offer my expertise by sharing info on how to choose and care for specific Saddleback leather finishes. Click here to see articles I've written on choosing the best finish for you, conditioning the bags and solving common problems to fine leather bags. If you have specific questions, feel free to message me.
post #98 of 113
welcome to the board, why don't you copy-n-paste a few of those articles over into the men's clothing board for discussion....then we mods will be less likely to message you about our affiliate options
post #99 of 113
I have been trying to determine what leather briefcase to buy, and came across another brand located at http://www.crazyhorseleather.com has anyone heard of this company? Do you think it comparable to saddleback leather? The price is a bit cheaper.
post #100 of 113
Halfheartedly disguised knockoff
post #101 of 113
Would that make them inferior to saddleback leather though? If so would the price difference be worth it?
post #102 of 113
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Originally Posted by samanthalakour View Post
Would that make them inferior to saddleback leather though? If so would the price difference be worth it?

These are all subjective opinions.
It's really tough to tell from a pic.
The total ripoff of Saddleback - site to product - it enough to keep me away.
For what, 2/3 the price? Not that great a deal.
YMMV.
post #103 of 113
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Originally Posted by Bruce-YVR View Post
Great bag..... go get one!!!!!

Together with my J. Crew Alden Indy boot

Bruce

Wow! great look Bruce!

Glad to see another collector of fine leather goods in my neck of the woods. : )
post #104 of 113
I don't have any bags from http://www.saddlebackleather.com so I can't tell you that crazy horse leather is as good, but I did buy the dark brown leather briefcase from crazy horse leather around 4 months ago to use as my laptop bag and the quality of it is amazing in my opinion. Looks even better now then when I got it new. Let me know if anyone wants me to upload some pics of mine.
post #105 of 113
That's some nice spam you got there, one-post-guy hyping up a single seller's shitty bag auctions.
Edited by meso - 9/11/11 at 2:36pm
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