I have a beautiful FQHH Highwayman in cordovan, which is one of my favorite jackets. It was a custom order mid-2017. I've worn it most of the time, and I've finally gotten it almost to the "soft and buttery" stage. The one issue is regarding cordovan bleed, which if anything, has actually *increased* over time. The thing leaves red marks on everything, including at the collar, and on surfaces where my arms rests. I didn't mind too much before, as I figured for clothes at least, it would wash off. Until I wore it with one of my best white shirts, and the marks *would not wash off*. Lesson learned, and I'm still hoping that some extensive scrubbing and bleach would address this issue. This is exasperating, as this means that I would not be able to wear the jacket with light colored shirts anymore. I am contemplating to take a piece of paper and/or cloth and scrub away at the collar area, but then that might adversely affect the finish. I'm also finding some posts where the bleed persists for years. Any help on this issue?