Leather Care

By: Ron Winsor

The care of your leather is not just about making it look nice it is about extending the life of your leather goods and preserving the look for the long term.

Regardless of how much you spent on your leather product, conditioning and protection from dust, dirt, snow, rain and even sun always makes sense.

Keeping your leather product in wonderful condition will eleminate the need to buy replacements as often, so you'll be saving money just by investing a small amount of time and effort.

Research and years of common use have made it clear that leather is one of the strongest and most durable materials produced for wear. If you are looking for a long term solution for style, strength, warmth, convenience and character, depending on use, with preventative maintenance and proper care of a leather product can last indefinitely.

Leather can dry out until it eventually cracks and falls apart with out proper care and conditioning.

Unprotected leather is susceptible to water spotting and/or staining, we recommend the use of a water and stain protector, if available. These are usually available in an aerosol spray and are orderless and colorless ( will not change the color of the leather ) when dry.

Always hang your leatherjackets on wide hangers (Preferably , a wide padded hanger or a wooden hanger). Avoid using a wire hanger.

DO NOT store your leather in a non-porus or plastic garment bag. LEATHER needs to breathe, if you must store it in a garment bag leave the bag unzipped or use a breathable garment bag meant specifically for the storage of leather. Leather is a material that needs air to prevent it from drying out.If you live in an unusually dry environment, use leather conditioner regularly to prevent the leather from drying or cracking.

Wrinkles should fade away while the jacket is on the hanger. We DO NOT recommend ironing. However if ironing is absolutely necessary, set the iron to the lowest setting, place heavy paper (like brown paper bag) over the area to be ironed, and keep the contact short and quick to prevent burning or shine. Use the iron "dry" NEVER use steam.
For more information on leather and to see what is available go to www.looksharpleather.com

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