Normally I would wait a bit longer before updating a particular leather craft on this blog, but Pailot River’s vegetable tanned saddle leather is evolving so fast, my documentation really has to be more frequent.
To see what it looked like on Day 1, see the original review here.
Check this out, only after 1 full week of wear:
The patina has developed rather quickly in two main ways – the colour and depth of shine.
No feeding or conditioning, only a quick sun-tan after day 2, and lots of honest wear.
Let’s take a closer look at the incredible patination:
I haven’t encountered many leathers that age as nicely, tending towards a warm, red tone. The deep shine, though, is very unique!
You’ll probably notice there is a bit of staining near the bottom of the PR logo – I’ll be cleaning that off, and hope to show you the cleaning result next week.