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How To Take Care Of Your Leather Men’s Satchel Bags

Posted on 22 February 2012


One of the greatest investments you can have is a leather satchel bag. If you just know how to take care of it, it will definitely stay with you for many years and can even be passed on as an heirloom.

Here are some the things that you can do to keep your leather men’s satchel bags in great condition all the time.

1. Use a water-resistant spray suited for leather just before using it. Spray lightly and gently wipe it with a clean cloth.

2. Avoid getting the bag wet because this is by far the reason why it can easily get damaged. However, if it got wet, make sure to wipe it right away and hang it where it could naturally dry itself. Never use blowers and heaters to dry it off as it can get damaged. Also, never pack leather men’s satchel bags when they are wet because they can get molds.

3. Apply leather creams to moisturize your leather bags to take away scratches. Applying crams can also help in maintaining the smoothness and suppleness of the leather thus avoiding it to have to unwanted creases and cracks. Of course, before getting a cream, make sure that it is compatible with the type of leather that you have to avoid chemical reaction that may cause discoloration and damage in your bag.

4. Avoid putting too many heavy and sharp things inside your leather satchel bag to avoid stretching and tear that may deform the bag.

5. If your leather satchel bag is not in use, put it in its dust bag and securely place it is a moist-free area to keep it away from dust. From time to time, check the bag and clean it to do away with the development of foul smell and white spots caused by the natural oils of the leather. Also ensure that nothing heavy is put over it to avoid deformation.

6. If a satchel bag is what you use for your work in a daily basis, it is better to get more than one bag and rotate them. This is to give rest to your bag and to make sure that it won’t get overused. When it has a replacement, you can be sure that it will last longer.

Keep these simple things in mind and for sure, your leather men’s satchel bags will definitely last longer than you expect it to be.

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