Advice for leather briefcases

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    Picasso
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    Hi everyone! I just landed my first job and I’m thinking of getting a fancy leather briefcase for work. Before I get one, I wanna know how to take care of it properly. It’s going to be an expensive purchase, so I want it to look good for many, many years to come. If you have any advice on preventing damage from wear and tear, that would be tremendous!

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    Jason
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    First things first. Get yourself a good leather conditioner. Perhaps you can ask the people about which one they might recommend for the briefcase you buy.

    It is important to replenish the leather’s oils once in a while. Again, you could ask the same people. This is one way you can help to take care of your leather briefcase.

    Leather has fibers. To keep it both durable and flexible, you need to use a leather conditioner. They contain natural waxes and oils. These will be absorbed by the leather. You need to make sure that it won’t leave a residue, otherwise it will rub off on your clothes or skin. Make sure to get a good conditioner though. It may be a little more expensive but it is worth it.

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    Seamus
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    You can use beeswax to help waterproof leather. This can also be removed, so it is not a one-time thing. You have to do it every now and then.

    Whatever you apply, like a leather balm, use a clean, dry cloth and use circular motions. Once you are done, just let it sit for about fifteen minutes. Then, use another clean, dry cloth and repeat the circular motions (without applying anything, of course) and get rid of any residue. This should help ensure that the leather is waterproof.

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    Danny
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    You can use beeswax to help waterproof leather. This can also be removed, so it is not a one-time thing. You have to do it every now and then.

    Whatever you apply, like a leather balm, use a clean, dry cloth and use circular motions. Once you are done, just let it sit for about fifteen minutes. Then, use another clean, dry cloth and repeat the circular motions (without applying anything, of course) and get rid of any residue. This should help ensure that the leather is waterproof.

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    Professor Ralph
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    Your leather briefcase will be handled quite frequently. This means that it can get dirty or absorb oil or sweat from your hands. Over time, this can cause discolouration. Occasionally, you may spill something, causing a stain.

    A deep cleaning solution can help remove this. As someone mentioned, use circular motions as well. Don’t press too hard. You can use a damp cloth but be sure to remove as much water as possible, otherwise the leather will absorb the water.

    After that, use a clean and dry cloth, remove the cleaning solution you used and let it dry. When it is dry, apply a special leather conditioner.

    Do you know where to get great leather briefcases? Try Betty Hemmings. You can’t go wrong with their excellent quality merchandise.

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    Picasso
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    I think I’ll be spending more time with conditioners on my briefcase than with my hair, ha! Just as I expected, it looks like the leather is going to need a lot of dedication to look good, but I know it’s gonna be worth it!

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