How a Few Years of Sunlight, Handling and Wear Can Change a Leather Handbag

I know I said out with the old and in with the new in an earlier post, but I take it back! There's nothing like the smell and feel of a brand new leather handbag or wallet, until you watch it age overtime and see how cool the leather looks after it breaks in and patinas. Then, there's nothing like that. One of the main reasons why I love working with nude vegetable tanned leather is to see this process and see how different one hide can be from the next, in terms of how it darkens and changes from sunlight and handling.

Below are some oldies, but goodies.

Nude Knocker Tote, before.

Nude Knocker Tote, before.

Nude Knocker Tote, 2 years later. Darker and complete with some water stains, but what a beauty.  

Nude Knocker Tote, 2 years later. Darker and complete with some water stains, but what a beauty.

 

My brothers wallet - A Mary Savel OG.

My brothers wallet - A Mary Savel OG.

Still kickin' after 5+ years of wear with a little help from some duct tape.

Still kickin' after 5+ years of wear with a little help from some duct tape.