Schott bros. Dur-o-jac 518 Ebay buy
Hello to all concerned,
I am a first time Schott bros. Perfecto owner and a first time poster to this forum.
I purchased a 518 Dur-o-jac Perfecto last week as my birthday present. The jacket came from Indonesia , and for what I paid, I now feel I should've just sprung the extra $50 for the 118. The jackets beautiful, no doubt, but it is certainly well worn. In some area's the leather is just about to give out. I may get just a few year's of Mileage before I have to officially retire it, if im lucky.
I have a few questions:
1. How long would you give this jacket
2. I cleaned up the jacket last night using the process of wiping down w a damp micro fiber cloth and then applying saddle soap. Next up I applied Howard's leather conditioner. I rubbed the entire jacket down with this. Lastly, I hung the jacket up to cure overnight. Was this correct? What is the correct or best way of applying leather conditioner?
3. Judging by the photo's, can you date this jacket? I am curious of its age.
And finally, whay do you think? What's your opinion, suggestions, thoughts?
Thank you for your time . Considering it's age and wear, I still couldn't have asked for a better gift for my birthday.