How To Make Your Leather Stuff Last For Decades
You don't need to be following us from day one to know we are all about quality. It doesn't make things much easier (just imagine traveling around the world in order to find the perfect leather manufacturer), but when we see the final product, the effort we put in holding on to this philosophy is certainly worth it.
We make our products to last for years to come. But what if you like them so much you want them to stay with you for decades? We can't say we'd blame you for that… :)
In case you harbor such feelings, here's a list of what you should and shouldn't do with your leather wallet, Macbook sleeve, messenger bag or anything else made by #Dannypstyle. Ready?
3 Leather Do's
Let it dry slowly
As they say over at Carryology, “speed drying leather changes its chemical structure, and you end up with stiff crinkle cut chaos.” So when your messenger bag gets soaking wet on your way from the office to the gym, forget about your girlfriend's hair dryer and just let it breathe some fresh air.
When you buy a leather cream, try it out on a tiny spot
We believe nothing but common sense is needed in this case:) Although there are lots of great leather creams (only Amazon itself gives you more than 28k results), you never know how it's going to work with your leather product until you see it in action. So next time you're on a mission to have your leather bag or wallet looking all shiny and new, first use the leather cream on just a tiny little spot that doesn't get seen too much.
Avoid direct sunlight as much as you can
Sunlight is not something that destroys your leather wallet or bag or Macbook sleeve completely, but let's face it: no one wants to carry around a product which is obviously dried out and faded in color!
Ready to move on to what you should avoid doing with any leather product?
3 leather don'ts
Don't sit on it!
This one's pretty obvious. You may have noticed a lot of men carry their wallets in the back pocket of their pants. Although our wallet is as slim as possible, we (obviously) don't recommend following suit. Especially when there's the messenger bag that can accommodate it :)
Avoid using anything but special leather products
Although the special leather cleaning stuff will certainly cost you a little extra money, take it as an investment in not having to buy any new leather products for years to come. What you should definitely avoid is (among others) cleaning fluid, saddle soap, shoe cream or milk oil. Some of these products might cause severe damage to your wallet, case or sleeve.
Don't stretch it out, it won't stretch back
Leather's ability to be stretched out might seem like a useful feature, but only until the moment you want it to stretch back. Everything we make is of course highly durable but not indestructible. We don't believe you'd just go and try to stuff your iPhone 6 into the iPhone 5 wallet, however, for example those of you who own the messenger bag might be tempted to use it as a weekender bag. Don't do that, we’ll be releasing the weekender bag later this year!
You've just read 3 basic steps that should help you make your leather stuff last longer, and 3 things that will only shorten its lifespan when not avoided.
There are obviously dozens and dozens of such do's and don'ts tips. If you've got your own, we'll be happy to add them to the list. Just leave us a comment or message us on Facebook.
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