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Preparing your Denver jackets for the fall temperatures and weather changes

September 4, 2019

Hello September! Fall is just weeks away, and as you are preparing your fall wardrobe you’ll need to break out your leather and fur jackets. Even if you have stored all of your jackets properly, you’ll need to give them a good cleaning before wearing them out in the elements - especially if they’ve been in storage for awhile. Here are favorite tips to getting your jackets ready for the upcoming season. 

Leather Jackets
We love a good leather jacket in Denver...and who doesn’t really? With a number of different styles, colors, and fixtures a leather jacket can truly fit with anyone’s wardrobe. Even if you have been wearing your leather jacket all summer, there are a few things you should do to get your leather jacket ready for the fall. There’s a chance that your leather jacket isn’t water-resistant, so always check the tags before making any major decisions.

If the leather is not weather-resistant, you will need to treat the leather with a special kind of proofing. If you are unsure of what to use, contact us at Jonval. Follow the directions very carefully, and make sure that you allow the leather jacket time to completely dry before wearing it out of the house. 

If you’re breaking your leather jacket out from storage, you’ll need to treat it as well. But before doing so get a slightly damp cloth and wipe off your leather jacket. After wiping down the jacket, take time to dry the jacket off with a dry cloth and allow the leather to sit to fully air dry. Once your jacket is completely dry, proceed with using a water-resistant treatment. While it is time consuming, a leather jacket is a purchase and you should treat it as such.

Fur Jackets
If you have been using it throughout the summer - you’re in luck! There won’t be much to do to prepare your coat for the colder months, just continue taking care of the fur and keeping an eye out for any repairs that might need done. If your jacket needs a repair and you neglect it, you could ultimately harm the fur and cost yourself more in the long run. 

If you are breaking the fur jacket out for the first time, you will have a little additional maintenance to complete prior to wearing it for the first time. Bring your fur jacket out of storage and give it a light shake. If you haven’t been hanging your fur jacket during the off months, place it carefully on the hanger and allow the jacket to breathe for a few hours. We then recommend you take it to your local fur store for an inspection (if it needs repairs), as well as a light cleaning. Once again, not taking proper care of your jacket investments can cost you more in the long run.

No matter what type of jacket you have, we are here to help you prepare for the seasonal changes. Our experts are ready to give you top-notch customer service, and we couldn’t be more excited to help you. With a wide variety of fur (and leather) jackets at your disposal, we can find the jacket that’s perfect for you and matches your style. Checkout the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available. Be sure to stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.