First of all, I thank you all for weighing in on the decision whether or not to condition legacy leather. I thought long and hard on the topic, and finally decided that for me to be able to ever use and enjoy this bag without being a nervous wreck about it, I had to try to condition it. I ordered the Apple conditioner and PM'd fieldsinspring about how she did it, since she said she conditioned several legacy leather bags without incident. She kindly explained it me that you just condition it like any other bag, use a white sock and buff it in good. So that's exactly what I did. I tried it out on the underside of the strap first just to make sure I didnt get any blotching and it came out beautiful. Rich and smooth and silky. So on to the rest of the bag. I used a dime-size amount for each section - front flap, front of bag and pocket, back of bag, and sides/bottom/top of strap. I just rubbed it in gently and evenly, did the entire bag, then kinda went back over the whole bag with the already damp sock (my husband is now missing a sock!!). i left it out on a doorknob just to let it sit for an hour, and checked it again. It looks just beautiful. Perfect, no splotching, and really not that different. Maybe a tad deeper in color, which is fine with me. Im so happy I did this. The Apple conditioner feels thicker than the Coach conditioner - I think I will buy more of this stuff and use it from now on, even with my non-legacy bags. Im very pleased with the results, and now I know I will not be a freak about using it. I still probably will wait for the nicer weather and leave it home in the rain, but if I get caught outside in the elements I wont have a heart attack now! Heres a picture - you really cant see any difference. Ok and my little fishy came today, just in time to be placed on the finished product.