A leather jacket has been a style statement in all these years and not once, it has been replaced by any other fashion piece. Owning a leather jacket can be very high maintenance because leather requires constant care or it will lose its shine and the look it once had. One often wonders how to keep this fashion piece stick to its originality and here are a few ways to take care of your leather jackets:
One way to keep the stains and dust of your leather jacket and to make sure it looks new as before, it is important to use the leather conditioner occasionally. It will restore the oil of the leather and make it shine. To apply leather conditioner, keep in mind that this method only applies when the leather starts to get dry or stiff otherwise too much conditioning will ruin your leather coat. To select which leather conditioner, make sure to knowledge yourself about the material of the leather coat and which conditioner suits the best. Things to avoid when buying a leather conditioner is to make sure it do not contain petroleum, wax or any kind of mineral oil or saddle soap.
Polishing your leather once in a while is imperative to keep its shine but regularly polishing can make it lose its shine and make it look old. Regular polishing has the tendency to make it lose its colour, dry it out, or clog the surface with oils. If you intend to use a shoe polish meant for leather, it’s better to know that shoe polishes are for only leather shoes and not leather jackets.
If your jacket gets wet due to rain or due to some other reason, dry it by hanging it. Do not dry it in direct sunlight or any direct heat source. It can burn the leather or make it dry. If there any objects in it when it got wet, make sure to remove when it’s drying so that the leather does not stretch.
The more you wear it, the more likely sweat and dirt will get trapped inside the inner lining of the jacket. It can cause an unpleasant smell and ruin your jacket in future. To avoid that bad smell, let it out in fresh air away from sunlight or you can spray a little bit of vinegar on its inner lining and you can also wash it off lightly with a detergent.
In short, the fashion statement through the years can take a lot of time and effort. It needs to be constantly cleaned and polished because of its sensitive material. Leather is expensive and does not survive if you leave it without caring about it. Hence, conditioning it occasionally, polishing it rarely, making sure to hang it in a cool and breathable space and to know the right methods to use when it gets dirty or wet is important if you own one.