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How to avoid these common Denver leather jacket mistakes

January 20, 2021

If you own or recently invested in an amazing Denver leather jacket, you may be unsure of the best way to take care of it. If that is the case, we are here to help! Although leather is an incredibly durable material, it can be ruined by simple missteps. Below, our knowledgeable team has put together a list of a few common mistakes you should always avoid. Follow this quick guide to ensure your jacket stays fabulous for years to come!

Mistake #1: Using a wire hanger

We understand, wire hangers are easy to find and typically cheap. However, when it comes to your leather jacket, wire hangers should never be used. Even if it is only for a short period of time, these types of hangers can cause permanent, unwanted bumps and creases in the shoulders and neck of your beloved jacket. To avoid this, we highly recommend using a wide, padded hanger that will not distort the leather’s shape.

Mistake #2: Washing or drying your jacket at home

While it may be tempting to throw your jacket in the washing machine or dryer, you should never do this. Because many leathers require specific cleaning conditions, washing your jacket at home has the potential to cause permanent creases and other irreparable damage. Drying your jacket can also have devastating effects on leather, as dryers pull the necessary moisture from the material. This can leave you with a permanently cracked and dried out jacket. Instead, we recommend always using a reputable leather cleaning service, like the experts at Jonval.

Mistake #3: Not reading the care instructions

This extremely easy step is the best way to make sure you make no mistakes with your jacket. Although some leathers can withstand certain amounts of heat and water exposure, others can be completely ruined. Because of this, we always recommend checking the manufacturer’s care instructions on your leather jacket and follow it to the letter. Typically located on the interior of the jacket around the neck or torso, if you are unable to find this label be sure to contact one of our leather experts for guidance.

Mistake #4: Improperly storing

When storing your jacket at home, you should never fold it, as this can crack and crease the leather. Also, always hang your garment in a well-ventilated closet that does not receive any direct sunlight (which can discolor the leather). Finally, when you are ready to retire your jacket for the season, it is extremely important to always utilize professional storage options, like the ones at Jonval. These temperature-controlled facilities are the perfect option to keep your leather jacket in pristine condition! If you have any questions about maintaining, repairing, storing, or cleaning your Denver leather or fur- we are here to help. Give our experts a call at 720-377-1555. You can also visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue to view our fantastic inventory of leather and fur. Discover your perfect Denver leather jacket at Jonval Leather and Fur!