Misc tips on shopping for and caring for your leather jackets and bags. PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 02 November 2009 00:13

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> Here is an article full of tips from shopping for leather to caring for wet leather.  Thanks to our affiliate Wilson Leather.  Click on the icon to check out their bags, jackets and accessories.

 

Shopping Tips:

  • Consider the cut, style and lining that work best for your lifestyle.
  • The price of leather is mostly determined by the quality of the raw materials and style of the apparel or accessory.

Leather Facts:

  • Leather is tear and puncture-resistant.
  • Leather protects from heat, cold and wind; and it repels moisture.
  • Leather items are available in a variety of weights and made with different linings for comfort in warm and cold weather.
  • Leather apparel stretches and molds to your body, yet at the same time retains its shape.
  • Leather breathes -- that's what keeps it soft and supple.
  • Leather is an agricultural by-product of the food industry. We purchase the hides and transform them into beautiful leather apparel and accessories.

Cleaning Leather:

  • Gently blot liquid stains with a clean cloth.
  • Winter salt stains your leather, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry naturally.
  • Visit a professional leather cleaner for more serious stains. Normal dry cleaning methods will remove essential oils, causing the leather to crack, fade and shrink. A cleaner who specializes in leather care will use a different method to clean and condition the leather. Even this special process may cause slight variations in color, texture, and shape; so it is important to clean matching garments together.

Care When Wet:

  • If your leather becomes wet, allow it to dry at room temperature. (Never put leather in the dryer.) Then apply Wilsons Leather and Suede Protector. Buff suede with a soft towel to restore the nap.
  • If your garment has faux fur trim and the fur gets wet, dry it with a hair dryer set on the lowest temperature. Shake fur during the drying process, and periodically during wear to maintain loft and maximize appearance.

 



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