Leather jackets are always in fashion, and young people wear them to make a style statement about their personality. However, if not properly maintained,
this expensive jacket will get damaged, and you will not be able to wear
it. Here are some tips which can help you to maintain your leather jacket properly.
Please read the label carefully: When you will buy your jacket, you will find a manufacturer's label attached to it. It will provide information about the type of leather and other caring and washing tips.
Keep your jacket dry: Leather is a natural material, and it can absorb little water. If you will wear it in rain or water is splashed on it, try to get it dry as soon as possible. If you store the wet jacket, there are chances mold and mildew can grow on it, and you will be unable to use it again.
Store it properly: Leather jackets should be properly stored after every use. Use a properly padded hanger; a wired hanger can cause wrinkles that are not invited. Moreover, you have to store it away from direct sunlight and heat. Heat can damage the leather surface, and it will start peeling. Additionally, the leather jacket should not be wrapped in plastic bags. Hang it in a ventilated closet. Keeping it folded will leave permanent marks.
Use leather conditioner: Many people use shoe polish to keep the leather shine, but that will clog the leather pores and cause permanent damage to your jacket. Leather loses its natural oils with time, and by using appropriate conditioners, we can restore the shine and texture of leather. The frequency of conditioner use depends on the type of leather and the frequency of use. If you wear your jacket regularly, try to use the conditioner after every three months.
Avoid cleaning at home: If your leather jackets get stains, you can clean them with a damp cloth. Use of mild washing agents is also permissible, but don't try to wash it at home. Machine washing is strongly discouraged for proper maintenance of leather jackets. Dry cleaning is recommended but talks to your dry cleaner first about the results you want.
Avoid using sticky tags: If you put a sticky tag or badge on your jacket, it will tear a piece or leave a mark. So, it's better to have a decent look.
These are very little things but can help you to maintain your expensive leather jacket.