What can I use to soften a leather wallet

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  1. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    My last wallet bit the dust, and I finally bought a new one. Unfortunately, it's still a bit too stiff for me after a few weeks of breaking it in. Is there anything I can use to soften the leather? I hear saddle soap works, but it may be a bit too strong for a wallet.
     
  2. Scream_Phoenix

    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    mink oil i think will work, but it will stain it if its a lighter coloured wallet. maybe stop by a cobbler? they might have some recommendations/products on hand
     
  3. Brujo

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    i always use pecards leather conditioner on all my leather goods to oil them and soften them up.

    it stains leather a little darker, but not as dark as obenaufs does. i don't think you'll find a negative review of it anywhere... and its cheap!

    if you do want your wallet a little darker, i found a neat trick to use with pecards. slab it on generously and then use a heat gun on a low setting to melt the pecards in. i did that on some boots, a belt, and even my sandals, and the the leather has never looked better and softer.
     
  4. Smahatma

    Smahatma Bitch-Kumar OT Supporter

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    I do the same, but with allen edmonds leather conditioner since it's easier for me to obtain than other obscure brands
     

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