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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInformalGenius View Post
    Ive seen a jacket on here dyed by Collibri and I personally didn't like the end result. Maybe things look much more different in person than on the pictures. There is no doubt in my mind that Collibri should be the first option as opposed to DIY. I just think im going to keep it original.
    If you mean my Julius leather, you must be nuts to think the result was bad. Colibri is now reconditioning an redyeing leathers that have been recovered from an 18th Century Russian merchant ship. They can dye your leather jacket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeN View Post
    So does anyone with a Rick Owens leather jacket it treat it OR clean it with anything, or do they just leave it alone?
    Need to push up this ol' thread and post, as Faust then replied:

    "I live mine alone, and my RO leather jacket is about 5 years old."

    So, in the 'short questions'-Thread i already mentioned that the lining of my about just 3 yr ol' RO broke, went to a taylor over here specialized in Leather-products, asked her to fix it and she suggested to replace the lining, not just fixing it. Didn't wear since then the jacket too often, so, a year later now it started to rain and 800 meters (subway > office) have been long enough that my shirt got completely soaked and dis-colored. Complained as my guess is that she somehow damaged the stitches around the shoulders when fixing the new lining, so, probably the water drips thru these seams (just my guess, can't see it), so 6 weeks later she replied that it's simply my fault as i should have treated the leather with a waterproofing-spray and that for sure and naturally every kind of leather will soak sooner or later full of water and water-based colors will start washing out.

    Indeed i _did_ use some Saphir-leather-balm (very gently) two or three times, but i didn't ever use any waterproof-spray full of nanotechnology-whatever-stuff. So, seems like i damaged my beautiful jacket? So, seems like i should have treated the jacket with 'stuff' as without even a few drops of rain could soak thru sooner or later? So, a RO is not for everyday use?

    Oh guys, i'm so frustrated - Also the lining is now soaked with that purple-black'ish color, i.e. no idea for now even how to wear that jacket on the probably most rain-free days of the year ;(
    Last edited by mamooon; 10-17-2018 at 04:29 AM.

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    here anyone used carat cream? :)

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    I own this old pair of Masnadas that i forgot about and thats been sitting for years collecting dust. Can anyone by looking at the photos tell me the kind of leather used on the outer? I went over with grease on the soles and toeboxes in a try to revive them since the leather was really stiff. I want to get the leather supple but if possible keep the matte greyish look.

  5. #285


    Quote Originally Posted by ackord02 View Post
    I want to get the leather supple but if possible keep the matte greyish look.
    I think almost every conditioner will add at least a little shine. I'd use Ko-Cho-Line if the leather feels really sturdy. That's one of the best for reviving dry leather. Use Saphir Renovateur if it's a more delicate leather and you're worried about damage.

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    Those own pair of Layer-O blood red reverse shell cordovans, what have you all used to nourish the leather without darkening it? I used a small amount of Saphir Creme Universelle(Lanolin, Beeswax & Jojoba) and it appears to have made the spot a little darker. Let me know. Thank you

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    Has anyone done anything to care for “oiled” leather? I have a Rick Owens oiled leather bauhaus jacket. Thick black leather. It’s around 7 years old now (from fall 14). I’m going through my closet and took it out today - hasn’t been worn in at least two years (I need to drop a few pounds). Leather feels very stiff and dry, and a few of the scuffs that I caused have a bit of the greenish under leather color showing.

    Any reccos as to how to treat at home? I’ve used some safir leather on shoes but didn’t want to risk it with a jacket, especially given that it’s not average leather.

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    I got good results with Saphir Renovateur on an old (2008) Julius heavy sheep leather jacket I picked up on YJP that was faded brown last week, brought back the original grey-black colour and softness.

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    Anyone know what Saphir products should I apply to condition BBS horse leather stuff, jackets and boots, vegetable tanned, object dyed ones? What about with vibrant colors like the red BBS leathers? Is conditioning going to hurt the original color? Thanks.

  10. #290


    Quote Originally Posted by dji View Post
    I got good results with Saphir Renovateur on an old (2008) Julius heavy sheep leather jacket I picked up on YJP that was faded brown last week, brought back the original grey-black colour and softness.
    Ditto for the above for black horse leather stuff, have used it on Incarnation Guidi leather pieces. Not sure about the coloured leathers though.

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    Thanks dji. I was never too sure about the different products for different purposes so have never tried to mess with my jackets yet but yes I guess I could start experimenting with the black ones now.

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    Generally, treating leather with high quality conditioner and cleaning it regularly is enough except your leather has some precautions related to it. If regular care doesn't satisfy you then you should go to other options to treat those little scratches.

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