Sunday, 28 June 2009

Leather Suspender.


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.

2 comments:

shah said...

hi there,

Very happy to see that you are also into vintage jeans. Especially Levis.

I am here in Malaysia.

Interested with the leather suspenders.

do contact me through my email spoonsir@gmail.com

Fat Gecko said...

Hi shah. Thanks for dropping by. Will contact you soon on the leather suspenders.