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