Docride's Hermes Lazarus Thread (can this Hermes be Saved? )

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Hello Doc,
How are you?

My mom has retired and she has decided to give me her old Herbag to use as a work bag. The leather part is a little bit scratched up. Do you think I can use Cadillac with it? Otherwise, I’ve seen you suggest Meltonian for Herbags before. Could you please advice if this would also work with this one?
If conditioning wouldn’t help, I am also open to have it fixed by a spa.
Thank you and kind regards,
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Dear Doc,
I hope you are well?
I just brought a 2003 Bag In I think Clemence (or maybe Togo?) leather. Its the Massai style.
The bag is in superb condition with no rubbing or damage but the leather feels a little dry to the touch and also I think looks dry.
Its in Ebene so a pretty dark colour I just would like I recommendation for the best conditioner to use.
I looked at the 'leather care' thread and was still confused.
I live in the UK and easy brands to get hold of tend to be Woly and Saphir.
Is there a product from these brands ideally that you would recommend just to nourish the leather.
Thank you for your advice :heart:
 
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Hey there, Congratulations on your cool classic Birkin. Good news , the old touch up color could be improved upon by a trusted restorer, maybe enjoy the bag for now and then send it to a trusted restoration specialist? All the best,doc
Hello Doc, thanks for your reply and the good news, since seller was not open for return/refund unless the bag was proven not authentic. I will take your advice to enjoy it first and maybe after a year or two will be able to send it to a trusted restoration specialist like you.( I just wish I'm living somewhere near you though).
 
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Hello Doc,
How are you?

My mom has retired and she has decided to give me her old Herbag to use as a work bag. The leather part is a little bit scratched up. Do you think I can use Cadillac with it? Otherwise, I’ve seen you suggest Meltonian for Herbags before. Could you please advice if this would also work with this one?
If conditioning wouldn’t help, I am also open to have it fixed by a spa.
Thank you and kind regards,
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Hi there
Looks like you need some color touch up first and then after that sure either of those should would work
Always test a small hidden area first though
All the best doc
 

docride

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Hello Doc, thanks for your reply and the good news, since seller was not open for return/refund unless the bag was proven not authentic. I will take your advice to enjoy it first and maybe after a year or two will be able to send it to a trusted restoration specialist like you.( I just wish I'm living somewhere near you though).
Well , that sounds like a great idea
If you were near by I could help you easier ... but no worries. I can do my best long distance to assist you
All the best doc
 
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Dear Doc,
I hope you are well?
I just brought a 2003 Bag In I think Clemence (or maybe Togo?) leather. Its the Massai style.
The bag is in superb condition with no rubbing or damage but the leather feels a little dry to the touch and also I think looks dry.
Its in Ebene so a pretty dark colour I just would like I recommendation for the best conditioner to use.
I looked at the 'leather care' thread and was still confused.
I live in the UK and easy brands to get hold of tend to be Woly and Saphir.
Is there a product from these brands ideally that you would recommend just to nourish the leather.
Thank you for your advice :heart:
Hi there
The leather might feel dry to you and be just fine especially if it’s a finished leather which can feel dry even when it’s perfectly fine . you don’t see cracks right? And the bag isn’t stiff correct?
woly and saphir make great products
You can go to your cobbler and ask if they have a recommendation as well. Always test a small hidden area before proceeding to use any product on your precious Hermes bag. Do not use a heavily oily or greasy type product on finished leathers.
All the best doc
 
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Hi there
The leather might feel dry to you and be just fine especially if it’s a finished leather which can feel dry even when it’s perfectly fine . you don’t see cracks right? And the bag isn’t stiff correct?
woly and saphir make great products
You can go to your cobbler and ask if they have a recommendation as well. Always test a small hidden area before proceeding to use any product on your precious Hermes bag. Do not use a heavily oily or greasy type product on finished leathers.
All the best doc
Thank you !