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Summer care tips for your Denver leather jacket

June 10, 2021

If you are planning on wearing your quality Denver leather jacket this summer, we are here for it! In fact, pairing your favorite leather jacket is an easy (and stylish) way to elevate just about any of your go-to summer looks. And while we think leather jackets are perfect for all seasons, there are a few things you should keep in mind when donning these timeless pieces in the summer. Read below to find out how you can take expert care of your Denver leather jacket this season and beyond!

Keep out of direct sunlight

Although this can be tricky (especially on particularly warm days), keeping your quality leather jacket from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight is crucial. Because leather can fade if left in the sun, be sure to never leave it for long periods of time in a car or other area that receives lots of sun. It is also important to know that leaving your jacket in areas that are susceptible to high temperatures can dry out the leather. When this happens, cracking and other serious damages may occur. To keep your jacket from fading or drying, we suggest always leaving it an area that does not receive direct sunlight or high levels of heat. If possible, store your leather piece in a well-ventilated closet or temperature-controlled room.


Conditioning your leather during the summer months is a great protective measure. While this cannot fix a jacket that has already cracked, it can help prevent it from happening. Although we still insist you try to avoid over exposure to high heat and direct sunlight, conditioning your jacket regularly is a great way to add an additional layer of protection from these elements. This is because leather conditioner keeps your jacket moisturized and supple. If you are unsure of what conditioner is best for your leather jacket, look at the care label for guidance or call the leather experts at Jonval.

Store properly

If you are worried the summer sun and heat may be too much for your favorite leather jacket, our biggest piece of advice is to always store it properly. As discussed above, leather can become dry and brittle from prolonged exposure to light and heat. Because of this, it is imperative to store it away from direct sunlight, in a cool or temperature-controlled environment, and in an area that is not too dry or humid. Also, be mindful of how you store your leather jacket. Leaving it folded for extended periods of time can cause cracks and creases, while hanging it on wire hangers can cause unwanted bumps and lumps. Instead, we suggest using a wide wooden or padded hanger and placing it in a breathable fabric garment bag.

If you have questions about storing, cleaning, or altering your Denver leather jacket- contact our experts at (720) 377-1555. Looking to purchase a new fur coat or leather jacket? We have an amazing selection! Check out the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available or visit us at 6880 East Evans Avenue.