Love the bag, hate the stained pants.
November 16, 2011 6:55 PM Subscribe
I have a new bag, a great leather briefcase from Dr. Koffer
. The leather has a great feel, and I love the bag. Except...it has been staining my pants. How can I clean the pants, and stop the bag from staining?
I carry the bag to work like a messenger bag with a leather cross shoulder strap. The strap has gotten a bit of brown stain on a few shirts, but the bag has really deposited some stain on my khakis. It looks lightly dirty with medium brown stains, and doesn't come out easily with hand washing.
Two part question: 1) how do I remove the stains from my khakis? I think my favorite pair may be a write-off unless I can get the stains out.
2) What can I do to stop the bag from doing this? I could simply carry it with one hand, but I walk three miles a day carrying 10-20 lbs of stuff, so the one-handed solution wouldn't work (would just mean not carrying the bag at all). Will it stop naturally once I've had it for more than a couple of weeks? The bag has not been wet in any of the instances this has happened, FWIW. If it matters, the bag is made from "Venetian cognac" (link
for the manufacturers description)
Thanks for any advice or thoughts!