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post #35806 of 109314
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Here's the Coach bag I found earlier this week.
I'm no expert on leather, so I could use some advice. This thing is in really nice shape besides the color of the leather. As you can see, it's very discolored. What would be the best product to use to bring the original color back (if possible) or would I need to use leather dye?
Any input appreciated!
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Due to a public holiday tomorrow, my wife and I have been sitting here with wine and I've had the time to keep up with this thread and it's a full time job reading everything. Anyway, it's an unfinished leather, right? It looks to me like it's dried out everywhere but under the flap. Since it's closed most of the time, oil tends to stay there. I would try a conditioner over all of it and let that soak into the hide. It will look dark for awhile, but after a few days it should even out. I have a beeswax based leather balsam that I use on unfinished leather and makes things incredibly soft and reconditioned. The downside is that it can make darker leathers appear almost black for some time.

Awesome bag, by the way! If it's available, I'd consider it as-is!
post #35807 of 109314
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Due to a public holiday tomorrow, my wife and I have been sitting here with wine and I've had the time to keep up with this thread and it's a full time job reading everything. Anyway, it's an unfinished leather, right? It looks to me like it's dried out everywhere but under the flap. Since it's closed most of the time, oil tends to stay there.
I would try a conditioner over all of it and let that soak into the hide. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It will look dark for awhile, but after a few days it should even out. I have a beeswax based leather balsam that I use on unfinished leather and makes things incredibly soft and reconditioned. The downside is that it can make darker leathers appear almost black for some time.
Awesome bag, by the way! If it's available, I'd consider it as-is!

entweder den balsam oder gutra lederfett. are you very colour sensitive? nice bag btw. congrats.
post #35808 of 109314
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Originally Posted by Hoofit View Post

I found a couple of custom shirts with nice thick MOP buttons. They just said holland and sherry 1863, does Holland & Sherry make their own shirts?

I don't know, but I too found a H&S shirt with thick MOP buttons and it is quite nice!
post #35809 of 109314
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Here's the Coach bag I found earlier this week.
I'm no expert on leather, so I could use some advice. This thing is in really nice shape besides the color of the leather. As you can see, it's very discolored. What would be the best product to use to bring the original color back (if possible) or would I need to use leather dye?
Any input appreciated!
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My Coach bag gets waaaay worse than this and a little leather cleaner followed by a nice application of conditioner is all that is required. The color should come back nicely and consider any variation beyond that patina.
post #35810 of 109314
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

entweder den balsam oder gutra lederfett. are you very colour sensitive? nice bag btw. congrats.

Jo, I also found that the generic Universal-Lederbalsam works well.

My jar is brown, but I think it's the same:
http://www.amazon.de/WSM-Universal-Lederbalsam-250ml/dp/B00336YJ0U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337213598&sr=8-1

I own quite a few expensive conditioners, but some cheap alternatives work well. I pay more attention to ingredients now.

Fritz, have any plans for your day off (or Fenstertag)?
post #35811 of 109314

PM ME IF YOU NEED SIZE 42R SUITS, OR BIJAN TIES

 

I can get some more (recent and like-new) suits from the following brands: Bijan (non-crazy for the most part), Battistoni (Castangia I believe), Brioni, Dolce, Paul Smith, Versace, Givenchy, Gucci.

 

PM me for prices.  I will give you the best deals I can on these!

post #35812 of 109314
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

PM ME IF YOU NEED SIZE 42R SUITS, OR BIJAN TIES

 

I can get some more (recent and like-new) suits from the following brands: Bijan (non-crazy for the most part), Battistoni (Castangia I believe), Brioni, Dolce, Paul Smith, Versace, Givenchy, Gucci.

 

PM me for prices.  I will give you the best deals I can on these!

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!! PM'd

post #35813 of 109314
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

PM ME IF YOU NEED SIZE 42R SUITS, OR BIJAN TIES

I can get some more (recent and like-new) suits from the following brands: Bijan (non-crazy for the most part), Battistoni (Castangia I believe), Brioni, Dolce, Paul Smith, Versace, Givenchy, Gucci.

PM me for prices.  I will give you the best deals I can on these!

My bank account really appreciates that I'm not a 42.
post #35814 of 109314
I've won! Just scored a $4,500 Brioni sports coat from Marshalls at $119. Beautiful Grey prince of wells wool/silk icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #35815 of 109314

Found 8 Ties and a NWT Trafalgar Belt today...all available as usual

 

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post #35816 of 109314
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Originally Posted by royskeen View Post

I've won! Just scored a $4,500 Brioni sports coat from Marshalls at $119. Beautiful Grey prince of wells wool/silk icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Have you not read the posts of the last 20 or so hours? Someone else (DM7) already won.

post #35817 of 109314
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Have you not read the posts of the last 20 or so hours? Someone else (DM7) already won.


Let him have his moment of victory. The "Haul 1 & 2" is just too much for one man after paying over $100 on an item. satisfied.gif

post #35818 of 109314
Beck is right! Besides DM7's haul doesn't count. He didn't get his from a thrift or discount store biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Beck View Post


Let him have his moment of victory. The "Haul 1 & 2" is just too much for one man after paying over $100 on an item. satisfied.gif
post #35819 of 109314
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Originally Posted by royskeen View Post

Beck is right! Besides DM7's haul doesn't count. He didn't get his from a thrift or discount store biggrin.gif

WIN! Your right, congratulation champion :) Maybe i'll beat you tomorrow , should be a good day indeed!

post #35820 of 109314
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Originally Posted by Beck View Post


Let him have his moment of victory. The "Haul 1 & 2" is just too much for one man after paying over $100 on an item. satisfied.gif

 

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Originally Posted by royskeen View Post

Beck is right! Besides DM7's haul doesn't count. He didn't get his from a thrift or discount store biggrin.gif

 

Just messin' with you. Probably because I'm jealous that the only Suits and Jackets to be found in our Marshalls are of the Sweat variety.  Nice score!

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