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The best you can get for your leather
on 6 September 2014
I use this on all my leather goods. A little goes a long way. The neutral/clear colour means I can use it on any colour of leather. It really softens old leather up nicely, although a build-up of repeated applications is needed to fully nourish particularly hard and dry old leather. It doesn't seem to rot old stitching, which is a real bonus - as anyone who's tried something like neatsfoot oil will understand!
The handy sponge applicator in the tin makes this very handy, and ideal for packing when you go anywhere, as it's pretty-much a small self-contained leather-care kit in a tin. The amount you get in the tin is therefore less than it looks, but it will still last you months and months.
I use this mostly on my shoes - it's so quick, as it doesn't need to be buffed off. It provides an instant shine and nourishes the leather, deepening the colour. If you use too much or apply it very regularly, you will get a layer on the surface of the leather that will not sink in quickly. This doesn't seem to attract dust and isn't particularly visible. It does eventually either soak in or wear off.
I have used it on Dr Martens boots, and repeated applications do indeed soften the leather enough to shorten and ease the infamous breaking-in period. This is especially important if you buy the made-in-England ("vintage" range) Dr Martens, as the leather is firmer than the regular boots.
I have also used this to preserve and revitalise a vintage leather jacket, and the binding of an old book, and was very impressed with the results.