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Signs Your Denver Leather Jacket Needs to be Tailored


June 13, 2018

One of the top benefits of a Denver leather jacket is its longevity. However, this doesn’t mean it will not need some love after some time. Lucky for you, no matter what the problem is, your local leather store can help make your jacket good as new. Or in some cases, it needs a little reworking, so it is not dated. No matter what you need, learn about these top signs it’s time to take in your jacket for some work.

Improper Sizing

When you put on your leather jacket, is it a little tight in the arms? Perhaps it is a little short? Or maybe you have lost weight and your jacket is too flowy? When owning a leather jacket, the key is to have the perfect fit. Over time, the body shape changes. You might get taller, wider or smaller. In those first few months after you get a leather jacket, it may have felt tight or stiff. From there, it adjusted to your shape. However, if you have to stretch it to fit into it, it’s time to take it in for alterations.

Missing Buttons and Broken Zipper

Is your leather jacket missing any buttons? While you may be able to fix one yourself, it may be difficult to find a matching one if you do not have one in-house. Or, perhaps the other buttons are worn, and it is only a matter of time before they come off too. This is the ideal time to take it in. Also, it can be frustrating if one of the key staples to the jacket, the zipper, breaks. A broken zipper does not mean it’s time for a new jacket. If your local leather repair shop can’t fix the zipper, it can be replaced.

Out of Style

While one of the perks of having a leather jacket is that it stands the test of time, you may have a jacket that has some dated elements. Or perhaps you were given a piece from someone that wore it decades ago. If you are not happy with its appearance, you do not need to re-invest! Instead, you can work with your local leather shop to have it remodeled. From there, they will fix any issues and re-work it to make it the perfect piece. Need some inspiration? Explore eight intriguing ways to wear a leather jacket.

Lining Out of Shape

You may not be able to see the lining of your jacket when out in public, but it is still important it remains intact. The liner helps with the fit, ties everything together, and keeps some serious tears and issues from occurring. If any part of your liner is broken, make sure to have it fixed as soon as possible.

When it comes to Denver leather repair: common leather alterations, Jonval has you covered. We offer a variety of leather and fur alterations and repairs, allowing you to make your investments go farther. Contact us today at 720-377-1555 to see how we can bring your leather jacket back to life!
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Avoid Dehydration and Using Denver Leather Repair


June 5, 2018

The leather jacket is a year-round staple to the closet. When properly cared for, a leather jacket will last for decades! Since they are always in-style, you will never have to worry about having to hang up your leather once and for all. It stands the test of time through a variety of fashion trends. That being said, if not properly cared for, it can dry out. Make sure you take the time to learn about (or remind yourself) of basic leather care tips, understand how dehydration can happen, and when to utilize Denver leather repair.

Basic Leather Care


To ensure your leather jacket and/or accessories last for decades, be sure to use the following tips:
 
  • Avoid water: A little water on a leather jacket will not hurt it—just remember to wipe it off as soon as possible. Excessive amounts of water, or being submerged in water, can be extremely detrimental to the material.
  • Store in dry areas: Humid environments are terrible for leather. Make sure your jacket is kept in a dry closet, out of direct sunlight. When in moist environments, it can cause great damage to the leather.
  • Use conditioner: You can use a leather conditioner once per season to help give your jacket extra nutrients. This can fix any cracking or dullness and bring your jacket back to life.

For a step-by-step, take advantage of these tips on how to care for a leather jacket.

How does Dehydration Happen?


As a leather jacket ages, you will notice a series of cracks around it. Noted above—humidity is one of the reasons leather will crack. If it sits with dirt and debris from being worn for too long, it also can begin to crack. Do not wash your leather jacket in the washer, but just wipe it down as needed. Be sure to have it cleaned twice per year by your local leather shop for proper care. Being placed in direct sunlight will also add cracks.  

Also, when leather is not stored properly, or harsh items are near it, it can lead to rubbing on the leather jacket. The more this happens, parts of the leather will simply wither away. Make sure you have items surrounding your leather that will not damage it.

Using Leather Repair


It is crucial to make the care and feeding of your Denver custom leather jacket a priority. If you find your leather is cracking or damaged, you can take it to your local leather repair shop. In addition, they can also handle alterations as well. They will walk through with you steps they will take to restore your leather jacket to pristine condition. Ideally, you should take your leather jacket in a couple times per year for cleaning. When you mix this in with the as-needed wipe down, and seasonal conditioner addition, your jacket will last for decades.

When it comes to caring for your leather jackets, Jonval has you covered. We are Denver’s premier leather, shearling, and fur specialist, ready to help you keep your items looking new. Contact us at 720-377-1555 to see how we can help you with your leathers.
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Proper Care of Your Clothes During a Move - Your Denver Leather Experts


May 30, 2018

When preparing for a move, some of your top priorities include moving large furniture, packing up essentials, and getting things from point A to point B. Sometimes the smaller things, such as clothes, aren’t always your first thought. However, given that your clothes are something you need on a daily basis, don’t neglect them during a move. From packing tips and caring for shoes to caring for your leathers, use these tips from your local leather store in Denver.

Packing Tips

When it comes to packing your clothes for a move, you have a variety of options:
  • Keep dressers as-is: Who says you have to box up all of your clothing? If you can secure your dressers, you can keep your clothes safe within them—saving you valuable time as you begin the unpacking process. Just be sure they are secured shut.
  • Closet stays on hangers: Similar to the dressers, you can keep all of your clothes on hangers in place. Protect them by wrapping them in a blanket or through a garbage bag. This allows them to lay flat on any surface.
  • Rolled up: You can save a significant amount of space when it comes to packing if you roll your clothing instead of folding it.
  • Space bags: A top space saver is space bags. These are plastic bags you can buy in a variety of sizes. You simply fill them with the specified amount of clothes, then vacuum out all air. These are great to repurpose when transitioning clothes during each season.

Shoes

It can be easy to scuff up shoes during the moving process. Be sure you are keeping them secure, possibly even wrapping each shoe individually so it will not scratch. Have shoe boxes hanging around? Use them! If you don’t have enough boxes at all, prioritize by your most valued pair first.

Before packing your shoes, it is a great time to clean them to be like new. As you pack, keep thicker and shoes with more weight towards the bottom—this will keep from damaging smaller pairs. As you wonder more about how to pack shoes for moving, there is much you can do.

Leather

One of the most positive aspects of leather is how it truly lasts’ the test of time—but that doesn’t mean you can treat it however you would like. When moving, make sure your leathers are placed on cushioned hangers. If it will be raining the day of your move, be sure your leather is covered as water can be detrimental to it. It is important to know the tips for Denver leather repair and other clothing care ideas.

Whether you are looking for advice to safety and successfully move your wardrobe or need to give some attention to your leathers and furs, contact the team at Jonval. We can help ensure your clothes make it safety, handle any repairs, and help you find new pieces to add to your new home! Contact us today at 720-377-555.
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Your Leather Store in Denver Talks Summer Fashion Trends


May 23, 2018

Summer makes its official arrival this year on June 21, and with summer, comes a chance to bring out all of your favorite warm-weather pieces. Is your closet ready for the change in seasons? Are you on top of all the latest summertime trends? Is a shopping trip in your future to update your look? Keep reading for tips from your leather store in Denver to find out more about what you should be wearing this summer as well as how you can keep leather in your wardrobe.

Colors That Are On Trend

The runways at the spring and summer fashion shows were full of pastel colors that look like they were pulled right out of your Easter basket. Picture pretty pinks and robin’s egg blues. But the other end of the spectrum was also well represented with bright, bold colors, such as electric blue and dandelion yellow. Any of these colors will pair well with a classic black skirt or tailored black pant. Check out your closet for what you might already have.

Wearing Leather in the Summer

Denver’s high altitude means that even in the summer, there are many cool nights—and a leather jacket can be just perfect. You can wear your leather with jeans, a dress, or a skirt—regardless of the style. If your leather jacket is brown, you can pair it with soft pastels. If your leather jacket is black, try wearing it with bolder colors for an edgier look.

Dresses, Dresses, and More Dresses

From classic A-line to baby doll style that nods to the nineties—and everything in between—you can’t go wrong with a dress this summer. Not only are dresses cooler than pants, but they add a level of sophistication to your look. Dress it up or down, depending on your shoes and accessories. A classic black dress can be sophisticated with a pair of heels and a scarf, or it can be simple and sweet with a pair of casual flipflops and a trendy trucker’s cap. (A dress also looks great with a leather jacket!)

If you need to add a few new dresses to your summer wardrobe and need some ideas on styles to try out, here’s Vogue magazine’s take on the hottest dresses for summer 2018.

Are you excited for the new season in clothing? Make sure you stay on point with your look—and don’t make these fashion blunders!

Do you want to add some leather pieces to your summer wardrobe that you can potentially wear all year long? Jonval Leathers and Furs can help! Check out the ins and outs of matching and how to pair a leather jacket with the rest of your wardrobe. When you are ready to find the perfect leather jacket or accessory, let us help. We have a large selection of leathers, furs, shearlings, and accessories for you to incorporate into your day-to-day wardrobe. We are located at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver. We look forward to seeing you!
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Common Clothing Mishaps and How Denver Leather Repair Will Help


May 16, 2018

You’re at an event, function, or somewhere around several people—or getting ready to
leave. Everything is going well until, oh no! You have a clothing mishap! Clothing and
wardrobe malfunctions happen all the time. Thankfully for you, there are a few fixes that
can help hold you over or fix the problem. Learn about the top issues and learn how your
Denver leather shop will help.
 

Broken Zipper

One of the common issues with zippers is that they get stuck. This often happens and can
usually come loose when using an oil-free liquid or solid to help encourage movement. In
other cases, the zipper may not close. This may happen because a piece of the “teeth” is out
of place and can be pushed back into place. The pull and slider part of the zipper also
sometimes don’t stay on track. You can use pliers to put them back in place.
 

Missing Buttons

If you find your shirt or pants is missing a button and are in a pinch for a solution to hold
you over, you have a few options. Find a paper clip, twist tie, or pin to hold the area in place
until you can sow on a new button.
 

Shoe Scuffing

When shoes become scuffed, it can be an obvious malfunction. One of the ways to remove it
is with toothpaste! Place a small amount on a towel and rub over the area. Dish liquid can
also help as well. Have a pencil nearby? Grab the eraser and gently rub on the area. Be
cautious for any of these methods as harsh rubbing can cause further damage. If you are in
a position you can run to a store, you can pick up shoe scuffing products that are specific to
the fabric of your shoe and will resolve the problems.
 

Spills and Stains

One of the most common issues that happen with clothing is staining. It always seems to
happen when you are proudly sporting a light-colored shirt that seems to magically attract
dark liquids or saucy foods. Your first step is to take a napkin or towel and dab the stain to
soak up as much as possible. Next, if you don’t have a stain removing pen or wipe, you can
try makeup removing wipes, white wine vinegar, and more. It is important that you use the
right cleaner for your clothing to not further ruin it. Explore these foolproof stain removal
 

Wrinkles

Don’t have an iron to get the wrinkles out of your clothes? No problem! If you are at a place
with a dryer, pop it in with a few other pieces of clothing and it will help remove the
wrinkles. If you don’t have the option of using a dryer, there are other options. You can
spray with a small amount of water and hang to dry, place your shirt near a very hot
shower for a few minutes, or even take a hair straightener over the affected areas!

Are you having issues with any of your leathers? Jonval in Denver has you covered for all of
your leathers, as well as furs, shearlings, and accessories. As you explore Denver leather
repair and common leather alterations, take advantage of our services to take care of your
issues and fix your wardrobe mishaps! Visit us today at 6880 E. Evans Drive today.
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