Proper care for your leather jacket will help keep it looking good through many years of wear. In addition, if you care for your leather jacket well, you can prevent ripping and cracking which will let in the elements. There are a few simple measures which can be taken to keep leather jackets looking, feeling, and smelling wonderful.
Care for your leather jacket begins when you take it home. Most leather jackets are preconditioned, but you should apply a leather protector to keep the leather waterproof. Periodically, We sell two such items if interested copy and paste either one of these two items numbers to your Ebay search box. (Item 1) is Ebay Item Number: 230040812578. Our other (Item 2) is Ebay Item Number: 230040810839. you will want to care for your leather jacket by stripping the leather protector off and applying a fresh, even coat. Look for products specifically designed for leather which do not contain waxes and oils that will clog the leather. These additives will prevent the leather from breathing properly.
If your leather coat becomes wet, dry it in a temperature-neutral area away from heat or fans. You may find that the leather will dry better if it is placed on a towel to absorb water. When the leather is almost dry, add a leather conditioner or moisturizer to keep it flexible, and when the leather has completely dried, add another coat. Make sure to care for your leather jacket well when it gets wet, because leather can be irreparably damaged by moisture and mildew.
If you live in a dry area, you should care for your leather jacket by frequently applying leather conditioner to keep it from cracking. If you live in a wet area, make sure that you find products designed for waterproofing leather as well as conditioning it, to keep the jacket flexible and dry. In snowy areas, make sure to gently sponge salt off your leather jacket to keep it from damaging the material.
If you spill substances on your jacket, first use a gentle brush to get the bulk of the material off. Then gently sponge it with warm water and mild soap before drying the leather jacket. You should also periodically care for your jacket by brushing it to keep the grain of the jacket smooth and even.
Depending on how frequently the leather jacket is used, you should also periodically care for your leather jacket by taking it to a professional cleaners. A cleaner can care for your leather jacket by using special equipment and tools designed for leather, as well as conditioning the jacket to keep it flexible and glowing like new. A professional cleaner will also fix hem problems, sew torn lining, and patch a leather jacket if it is necessary.
To store your leather jacket, hang it on a wide padded hanger. Do not wrap leather in plastic or other nonporous materials, because leather needs to breathe. If you must store a leather jacket in a plastic garment bag, leave it open slightly for ventilation. Do not fold leather jackets for storage.