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Originally Posted by nate10184 View Post
Maybe this is a dumb question but how do you think these modern SAB bags will age? I look at vintage british leather goods from the 20's on ebay and sometimes the patina is stunning. I've seen SAB bags that were a few years old and I was underwhelmed. They didn't look like they were on the path to a dark chestnut patina.

I guess I just don't see this



turning into this


I'm looking at my 3-year old SAB London Tan bridle briefcase. I see no patina developing. I don't see it as a dumb question, BTW.

Steven
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I'm looking at my 3-year old SAB London Tan bridle briefcase. I see no patina developing. I don't see it as a dumb question, BTW. Steven
Yeah I just see pics like the bottom and wonder if anything made today is going to look like that 80 years from now? Since SAB seems to be very high quality I thought it might but I just haven't seen any evidence. Was the leather used back then better or just different?
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Really, I don't think the leather on old SAB and today will be that different. Just my guess.

There is no leather in the world which can resist a scuff like that in the top pic. It looks like the bag was put on the ground, and dragged for just a bit. Concrete+leather=scrape.

The SAB in the bottom pic is of course spectacular. But I think it has been conditioned at least every few years and exposed to a lot more elements. Maybe conditioned only every 10 years, but this still goes a long way to cover up scuffs and the like. You can see the very dark patination in the seams and stitching, a mark of oils building up there from conditioning. It could have also been touched by rain on more than one occasion.
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8.5E Florsheim Imperial Longwing Brown pebblegrain Blutchers $16
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=21954086
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Really, I don't think the leather on old SAB and today will be that different. Just my guess. There is no leather in the world which can resist a scuff like that in the top pic. It looks like the bag was put on the ground, and dragged for just a bit. Concrete+leather=scrape. The SAB in the bottom pic is of course spectacular. But I think it has been conditioned at least every few years and exposed to a lot more elements. Maybe conditioned only every 10 years, but this still goes a long way to cover up scuffs and the like. You can see the very dark patination in the seams and stitching, a mark of oils building up there from conditioning. It could have also been touched by rain on more than one occasion.
I actually think the one on the bottom is a John Pound IIRC. There was a LV from the early 20th century on ebay a few weeks ago that had the best patina I'd ever seen. Wish I would have saved the pics. I'm no expert but looking at a lot of vintage leather goods it seems the lower quality stuff tends to fray and get ligher when distressed. Better leather items tend to darken and marble. I'm curious why that is. I may try to find some examples and start a thread.
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someone needs to buy this. I just got my 240 from Crane's with full double discounts and it was something like $190.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/FILSON-LUGGAGE-2...QQcmdZViewItem
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someone needs to buy this. I just got my 240 from Crane's with full double discounts and it was something like $190.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/FILSON-LUGGAGE-2...QQcmdZViewItem

That seller has some damn good deals on other Filson luggage too!
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For our friends with size 3.5 feet:

http://cgi.ebay.com/JM-WESTON-HANDMA...1%7C240%3A1318
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Those are a women's 3.5, so a men's 1.5???
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Those are a women's 3.5, so a men's 1.5???
Good catch! Those are tiny... 1.5.... wonder if that's the smallest size made standard?
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Maybe they are a Children's Edition.
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