Update of six month old undyed Van Der Spek binder

For this week’s undyed update I have taken photos of my binder in different places, rather than where I usually take my photos – on my desk.

It looks gruesome in some photos, blurry in others, but I have included all the pics so you can see how it is darkening nicely now that the sun is back in Sweden. I think of this as the ‘puberty’ of this kind of leather. It is growing into its ‘adult’ self but is at the awkward, gangly, pimply stage.

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Walking between meetings at about 6pm

 

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Walking between meetings at about 6pm. You can see pen marks, scratches, scuffs, the lighter part under the clasp and the patina (which makes it look a bit blotchy’

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Blurry photo taken on the underground under fluorescent lighting

 

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On the bench outside my apartment. My feet look like hands. Wearing: black patent leather brogues, green socks and black tuxedo trousers.

 

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Standard ‘on the desk’ photo

 

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Here you can see the lighter part under the clasp. Like a bikini tan line!

 

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2 replies

  1. Maybe the less attractive puberty stage, but definitely showing its own charm regardless, plus the sure promise of future beauty. 🙂

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  2. Gorgeous. I particularly like the soft sheen in the sunlight.

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