Stud Devote Break In

lolasmom

O.G.
Feb 11, 2007
731
361
Long Island, NY
Can you please tell me if the Devote's leather softens upon use. I love the bag but it's just too stiff. Wondering how the leather wears.
Thanks a lot.
 

kdo

Let's Go Caps!
Nov 1, 2008
9,513
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yes, mine got soft pretty quickly! Love that bag to death!
 

Desi

O.G.
Dec 19, 2007
22,898
4
Alpharetta, GA
Most of RM's leathers do break in nicely, as will yours. However keep in mind due to the placement of the studs there may always be some structure to your bag.
 

kdo

Let's Go Caps!
Nov 1, 2008
9,513
2
Here are a couple of pics taken a while ago of my devote. It's broken in nicely.


 

Bibibabubi

Dreaming of RM bags
O.G.
Aug 8, 2008
513
0
Singapore
I am thinking of getting a Stud Devote... does anyone know how heavy it is? I've read that it's pretty heavy for many TPFers here.
 

bsf31392

Member
May 2, 2009
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I have two studded devotes and they are quite heavy. I just received one in plum and it was smooshy right out of the box. My Black studded was a little stiffer. I applied my usual technique for a quick break in and that is to load the bag up with canned soup and let it hang for about 2 days. It really pushes the process along.
 

ChaChaWeed

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May 20, 2008
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They get very squashy (the Stud Devotes turn into puddles with hardware) and they are pretty darn heavy. I'm 5' 9" and have some muscle in my arms and man, my Almond Stud and Black Stud kill me (and that's just loaded with wallet, keys, cellphone and small planner and sunglass case). I was temporarily tempted by the new colors for the Stud Devote this Fall and then I remembered how heavy the ones I have are...I think I'm suffering enough already for beauty.

The non-stud Devotes are as light or lighter than the Nikki.