hello, im new to the forum... posting this here because im very undecided on what exactly i should do: i like working with vintage furs and leathers and as you might suspect a lot of them are very dry, sometimes hard. i find for my purposes, reconditioning with mink fat oil/tallow/conditioner often works great. but for this particular project i really want to RESHAPE the old leather as well....so im stuck, trying to decide. -condition leather first THEN give it the plunge? will it effect drying process? other things? -rehydrate first? then oil? im worried about the latter option, because it would be hard to condition the leather after its rehydrated and sewn up! maybe not impossible....but ive never been stuck with this issue before, so i gotta ask. what do the experts say?