I recently bought a really nice pair of Giordana cycling shorts for my wife and she also finally found a saddle that works for her, a Brooks B17. Unfortunately, after 2 or 3 approximately 15 mile rides, we've noticed that her inner thigh rubs against the bottom of the "flaps" on the side of the saddle and is causing her shorts to get worn down much faster than seems normal. I got her a B17 special from wallingford bikes, the one with the chamfered edges.
I'm trying to figure out if the chamfering is what's doing it (since the smooth leather doesn't cause any damage further up on the short) and if so, if I got her a model without the chamfering I'm still concerned because the "edge" of the leather further back (without chamfering) is still "rough" like the chamfered spot and her leg seems to rub along the bottom of the leather flap slightly on each pedal stroke as well. I've proofrided it for a second time today (first was a week ago) and am thinking about maybe trying beeswax or something.
If anyone has some advice for a model that might not have this problem, or swapped for a non-chamfered saddle that solved the same problem, any advice would be great!