A few months ago, I bought a bunch of $10 strap goods off Horseloverz, since the price for "Made in England" leather was too good to beat and I really needed a spare breastcollar and martingale.
Unfortunately, the color advertised as "tan" was literally the color of my skin -- and I'm a pale WASP, so that's saying something.
I've oiled it several times with pure Neatsfoot oil, and it's now a spray-tan flesh tone. I'm not expecting any miracles, but I'm hoping to at least get it past the "nude" spectrum of colors.
Is Hydrophane darkening worth the money? I've heard people have used olive oil or mink oil, but at this rate I need DARK.
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Fiebings oil dye.
I've heard great things about Walsh/Blue Ribbon oil, but I've never tried it. I use warm olive oil to darken tack and I'm very happy with it.
Be careful, if you oil too much at once the leather may stretch a lot. To darken, leaving the leather in the sun helps. I use olive oil + cedar oil to condition and darken.