5 Tips to Keep Your Leather Jacket Clean in Winters

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Following are the sum of many ways to keep your leather jacket new as ever.


1) Sunlight Exposure Not Recommended


As bad as sunlight is for your skin, we strongly recommend you do not expose your leather jacket to sunlight unnecessarily. Make sure you are not drying them out in the sunlight whenever you have washed them. Since the direct exposure to sun can be pretty harmful for any of the leather product, not just the jackets that you are donning. The sun does not only fade the color of overall leather but also ends up absorb natural oils along with the moisture as well. Further the absorption includes the leather skin as well, which eventually ends up creating cracks on the jacket, which obviously is not very attractive. We further suggest, you must keep your leather products away from anything that releases heat.


2) Plastic Bags are a Big NO


When the summers are around and our leather jackets are not much in a use we tend to store them in the back of our cupboard in the plastic bags. This is not recommended at all, the use of plastics is pretty discouraged anyway but when it comes to keeping your leather jacket safe and uncracked we very strongly recommend you must not keep it in a plastic bag. As much as exposure to sunlight is not liked when it comes to leather jacket, drying them out in open air is very important. When we keep them packed in plastic bags it ends up moisturizing the jacket which is extremely harsh for the leather fabric therefore, you must let your jacket breathe for a while and not keep them packed in plastic bags.


3) Use Leather Jacket Polish


Yes, you heard that right, just like you polish your shoes, it is important you regularly use a leather jacket polish as well. You need to keep your jackets fresh and wearable condition and for that, we recommend you use leather jacket polish as much as you can. However, by using polish we do not in any way mean you use your regular shoe polish, shoe polishes are for shoes only, there are other kinds of jacket polishes available in the market use them on your jacket occasionally in order to keep the jacket shiny.


4) Use Conditioner


Another weird thing that you can do to keep your jacket new as ever is use a good conditioner on it. However, you have to make sure you are not again using a regular conditioner the one that you use for your hair. There are different jacket conditioners available in the market and are use to keep your fresh and shiny. They come in pretty handy when you want to protect your leather jacket. All you have to do is rub some conditioner on your jacket and it will retain the oil that prevents leather from creating cracks and drying.


5) A Damp Cloth Piece Is Important


It goes without saying that when you are washing something or taking off the dust from anything you use a nice damp cloth and not a dry one. This is what you are supposed to do when cleaning your leather jacket as well. A damp cloth can absorb all the dust off your jacket and leave it all clean and dust free. Other than that, during cold season, leather develops salt deposits which can also be easily taken off with a hot damp cloth piece. Make sure you are leaving your jacket dry on its own out in the air and then rub a mild conditioner over it.


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Donald Suarez a fashion designer based in London, UK. Editor of RLG a leading Real Leather Garments Company In UK.
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