I got this leather suspender as part of the Nevada Jean 1880s package. Not being a "suspender person", I tried to give it away, sell it (couple of enquiries but maybe I am abit too ambitious about the price I was asking) but it is still around, so I decided to carry out a little novice experimentation with it. Being "raw" ie treated but not stained, I decided to do what the leather gurus have been doing sometimes, tanning it and see for myself what is all the fuss about. I applied bit of mink oil to avoid total dry out, then put it under direct sun for at least a week. Some days, I have to bring it back in again as the raining season seems to start again but nevertheless it is total heat to the skin. Though I could see the difference when I turned the suspender around and compare the color but it wasn't up to my expectation yet. Maybe I would tan it a couple of days more and see how it goes.