How much will crash leather soften over time?

Suzzeee

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Jul 9, 2007
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It will soften a lot -- I have two black crash bags that I use a lot and they are very slouchy -- pretty much puddly. I also have a fairly well used purple crash and it's slouchy as well -- I've not used my choco crash as much so it's not as slouchy plus it's a slightly more structured style.
 

lovebags2

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Oct 12, 2007
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Hi - my pewter crash is an absolute puddle. I LOVE that leather!

Choco crash I found didn't slouch/soften as much but it's a stunning color.
 

hipnycmom

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Feb 13, 2007
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My pewter bags slouched a lot and very quickly. I had a plum crash LM Midi and I found the leather stiffer. I have a black crash which is really quite structured and still "creaky" if you know what I mean. I am hoping it softens the way everyone else describes.
 
Jul 8, 2007
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They will become very slouchy! Here is a pic of my friend's choco crash LM midi. I am still trying to trade her for this one:P It is what got me started on my Love Me fascination!
 

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lovebags2

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Oct 12, 2007
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My pewter bags slouched a lot and very quickly. I had a plum crash LM Midi and I found the leather stiffer. I have a black crash which is really quite structured and still "creaky" if you know what I mean. I am hoping it softens the way everyone else describes.
Good point re black crash. Mine never softened either for some reason.

I'm with you on pewter. It's quite a keeper!
 

asbb

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Jul 29, 2007
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Thank you ladies! I have a purple crash TME that is still pretty stiff. I will give it more time!
 

*suzi*

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I have a black crash TME that looked like stiff plastic when it arrived, but literally started to puddle within days. I have used it a lot and it is very very puddly now. I love it.:love: I wonder if you massage and hug it a little? Sounds weird, I know. I hate stiff, boxy bags so I tend to "help" them along a bit when I first get them. If you decide to fondle your bags, may I suggest you do it in the privacy of your own home? Only bag lovers would understand.:roflmfao:
 

lovebags2

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Thank you ladies! I have a purple crash TME that is still pretty stiff. I will give it more time!
Hm.... my plum crash never softened either. And I can be certain of that now after having experience with pewter which is one leather that just puddles.

I think the plum and choco crash are much stiffer leather's in general.

Good Luck and keep us posted!
 
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