I got a Brooks B17 for my birthday 5 months ago. It doesn't look slack at all, but you can see some wear already,which I know is to be expected.
I've been noticing some perineal discomfort and some in my sit bones, too, so I'm following a couple bits of advice I read here:, e.g., moving the seat back a bit and tilting it up a quarter bubble on my level. Now, should I just give the spanner a quarter turn for good measure? I've ridden the thing about 10 times in the rain, but I always put one or two plastic grocery bags over it and at worst it's gotten a little damp and I let it dry before I ride it again. If I push my hand down at the back, I can see a bit of splaying on the sides, but not much. Any guidance appreciated. I'm riding a Litespeed Blue Ridge, with the handlebars only a couple of inches below the saddle.