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Monday, October 27, 2008

Billykirk 'Worn-In' #9

This is my personal No. 95 Satchel in Tan. It gets better every year. Circa 2003.
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Blogger Mike said...

How much care/regular cleaning do you apply to the upkeep of an item like this? are you cleaning with saddle soap/oiling twice a year? once a month? would really appreciate your advice.

December 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Billykirk, Inc. said...

Hi Mike,

I wipe all of my bags down from time to time with a little warm soapy water but for the most part I let the elements do what the elements do. Obviously, as with any leather item you want to keep it out of the rain. This bag has had Effax balm and I believe some Oakwood Leather Conditioner applied to it a few times. These are both all natural products. A quality tack shop will carry these brands.

December 19, 2008 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Thanks - appreciate the response. Good to know I don't necessarily need to obsess (too) much about maintenance. I love the look of your worn-in bag and will take the same approach to upkeep.

December 19, 2008 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Sina Mossayeb said...

i'm a no one. probably can't afford one of your bags right now. but let me tell you how much i appreciate your amazing dedication to quality. it is inspiring. your work is simply inspiring, and beckons respect and admiration. i will own one of these one day. but i wanted to simply laud your commitment to joyfully engaging in the human craft of elegance!

October 22, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

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