i have done some searching but have found conflicting opinions on how to properly care for/protect a new Brooks.
I have a B-17 in British Racing green.
1. Do I need to do anything to it before I start to use it (ie. treat it with Proofhide)?
2. If/when I treat it, do i treat both the top and bottom, and if so, how often?
3. Depending on answer to #2, will treating the top compromise it's ability to breate?
4. About how long can i expect it to hurt my *****?
EDIT: PS: Are there other things to treat it with that are better than Proofhide (ie. snowseal, beeswax, etc)?