The Official Leather Goods Thread

December 12, 2011 @ 03:26:20 AM
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Just bought a Corter leather belt from their webstore and some Red Wing 1907 off eBay (for only $60 shipped blushing). Can anyone recommend some oils and other products I should buy to help maintain these? Thanks in advance
December 12, 2011 @ 05:37:23 AM
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-Saddle soap for cleaning
-Leather creme for moisture and natural oil replenishment
-Leather wax for balancing and maintaining color, light water-repellance
Some people prefer leather dressings as they combine the benefits of a cream with a larger proportion of a sealing wax, though its not as effective as using the two separately.
Others like mink oil and neatsfoot oil can be used to soften a firm tempered leather but drown the leather through overuse.
December 12, 2011 @ 23:27:00 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: san francisco
Wild Child Cowhide & Cordovan Leather wallet, produced by Flat Head.

Used every day for 3 years, never cleaned or oiled as i don't believe in oiling or cleaning leathers.
(don't tell me why i should be, i know all about it, i don't do it).





December 20, 2011 @ 05:10:54 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NC
Just received this today!!



And a crappy picture of the inside

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December 24, 2011 @ 05:55:13 AM
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Location: earth
-Saddle soap for cleaning
-Leather creme for moisture and natural oil replenishment
-Leather wax for balancing and maintaining color, light water-repellance
Some people prefer leather dressings as they combine the benefits of a cream with a larger proportion of a sealing wax, though its not as effective as using the two separately.
Others like mink oil and neatsfoot oil can be used to soften a firm tempered leather but drown the leather through overuse.


my girlfriend just gave me tanner goods belt for present and dont rly kno bout leathers, but can i just buy any leather wax and creme to put it on?

and do i have to get all tht just to keep it in good shape?

also is it recommended to get it now or later when i broke em in?

www.ronindivision.com

December 24, 2011 @ 21:13:51 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
That stuff is for basic leather care particularly useful on footwear but not necessary. As Kiya's shown you can go a long while without treating leather and it can still turn out looking great, but regular maintenance is important for longevity.
If you don't see yourself wearing that same belt in say 2 years it's not as big an issue.
I think TG leathers are all still lightly treated and wearable out of the box so you shouldn't need to condition it for a while, but it wouldn't hurt to give the strap a rub down first.
December 25, 2011 @ 06:16:57 AM
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Just received this today!!



And a crappy picture of the inside



that looks really nice! where did you get that if you dont mind me asking and how much??
December 25, 2011 @ 06:23:52 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NC
Got it from voyej, it's their Acadia Americana mid wallet. Cost is $134 + 20 for shipping to the states. All mid wallets come with a reign too!
December 26, 2011 @ 01:39:26 AM
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Location: earth
That stuff is for basic leather care particularly useful on footwear but not necessary. As Kiya's shown you can go a long while without treating leather and it can still turn out looking great, but regular maintenance is important for longevity.
If you don't see yourself wearing that same belt in say 2 years it's not as big an issue.
I think TG leathers are all still lightly treated and wearable out of the box so you shouldn't need to condition it for a while, but it wouldn't hurt to give the strap a rub down first.


does it matter the brand of oil? this leather store at the outlet had this shit for like 8 dollars to coat leathers and stuff

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December 26, 2011 @ 03:36:17 AM
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The composition matters more but if the container doesn't list ingredients try to stick with trusted brands: Kiwi, Fiebing's, Lexol, Montana Pitch Blend, Pecard's are all reliable.
December 28, 2011 @ 04:33:30 AM
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corter leather.
December 29, 2011 @ 03:01:47 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: bay area 408
Corter Leather. probably around 2-3 years. can't remember.


December 29, 2011 @ 03:58:41 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: socal
anywhere know where i can find a leather chain or leather keyholder. besides corter and tanner

www.headhunterla.com

December 29, 2011 @ 04:20:51 AM
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Location: bay area 408
Self Edge
December 29, 2011 @ 18:16:53 PM
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Location: LA
anywhere know where i can find a leather chain or leather keyholder. besides corter and tanner

obbigoodlabel.com

InternetEnlightenment.tumblr.com → KoFax

December 30, 2011 @ 07:25:20 AM
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Location: Canada
Wolverine 1000 Mile



I stopped by Tanner Goods while I was in Portland a couple of days ago.
I picked up a natural Standard Belt, Natural Lanyard, Cardholder.










December 30, 2011 @ 09:24:37 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
8oz Obenauf Heady Duty LP, I've been using it on my leathers for 7 years or so and I'll always use it. GREAT STUFF!!

What Obenauf leather protection are you guys using? Is it 4oz or 8oz?

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December 31, 2011 @ 22:59:13 PM
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Location: bay area 408
Those look like the standard ones instead of the slim ones
January 02, 2012 @ 22:27:05 PM
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Location: NC
when it comes to oiling/conditioning does it matter how much you put on when using a paste material? My closing strap as can be seen at the top of the page cracked a little bit so I decided to throw on some mink oil in paste form onto it. I put on a fairly thin coat for now, but unsure how thick to apply.

Also should I put a coat on the inside of the wallet, like on the back side of the outer piece? Since this is my first leather product of this nature where I have to clean and condition it, I'm not really sure when something should be oiled. The inside is pretty rough feeling, kinda hard.

thank for any input
January 06, 2012 @ 08:43:24 AM
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Just ordered a corter standard utility belt. It's gonna be my first nice leather belt. I just hope i sized right. And if I don't oil or anything will it really affect it that much?
January 06, 2012 @ 11:20:28 AM
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Location: bay area 408
I've had my corter belt for about 3 years, no oil no nothing.
Above posts, I posted pics. check em out.
January 06, 2012 @ 22:51:21 PM
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That looks good man. Thanks
January 08, 2012 @ 05:49:57 AM
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Tumblr

Been over a year

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January 09, 2012 @ 08:15:31 AM
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middle, if you're a 30 get a 32!


So If I wanted it to fit on the last hole I would order true to size? I'm thinking about doing this if it's true because I would wear it on the first hole and then as the belt would wear out and stretch it would eventually settle nicely on the middle hole.
January 10, 2012 @ 07:11:28 AM
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ordered a belt from corter leather and been e-mailing him about my measurements cause i forgot to throw it in there... he hasn't been responding though. i want to cancel theo rder now though and i told him that too and he didn't emailm e back either lol


yo he never answered any of my emails either -_-
January 10, 2012 @ 07:38:09 AM
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He answered my email the same day I sent it. smokeyface
January 10, 2012 @ 08:23:51 AM
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He's probably busy, just chill guys, he'll get to you.
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