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post #16 of 39
To be honest, the after pictures don't look bad at all. I preferred the original, but it still looks good.
post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by pandamonium View Post
To be honest, the after pictures don't look bad at all. I preferred the original, but it still looks good.

Well I'm hoping that over time, the uneveness in the finish will wear down.

Right now it looks really "blotchy" so I applied some dabs of lexol to the spots where I must have missed during the initial application.
post #18 of 39
Why did you feel compelled to put neatsfoot oil on a brand new jacket? I thought a leather conditioner is to put moisture in to dried leather.

On every pair of suede shoes I own, I have treated them with a spray protectant. It does not darken the leather.

Andrew Marc offers a TLC leather kit, which includes a Rain & Stain protector.

It's not too late now to protect the coat against rain and stains.
post #19 of 39
Related question. How do you prevent a hanger from distorting a leather jacket? I have some older leather jackets and over time they assumed the shape of the hanger, leaving a hump on the shoulder. Is the solution as simple as insuring that you have a proper size hanger? Or do people store their jackets without using hangars?
post #20 of 39
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Why did you feel compelled to put neatsfoot oil on a brand new jacket? I thought a leather conditioner is to put moisture in to dried leather.

Yes it is new but there's no telling how long it was in a store prior to purchase. My guess is at least a year if not more. From what I've read, a leather jacket should be conditioned once per year.

I've also been looking for a quality rain protectant that is safe for lambskin leather but haven't found one yet.
post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by DLester View Post
Related question. How do you prevent a hanger from distorting a leather jacket? I have some older leather jackets and over time they assumed the shape of the hanger, leaving a hump on the shoulder. Is the solution as simple as insuring that you have a proper size hanger? Or do people store their jackets without using hangars?
I solved this problem by throwing my jacket on the floor and forgetting about it until I wear it next time. So far worked out well. Also it's a leather jacket. Stop babying it and trash it so it will actually look good.
post #22 of 39
Based on the pictures, it doesn't look that bad. I'd wear that.
post #23 of 39
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It looks as if JL's marble finish...

Yeah, it looks like my JLs in museum calf. I wouldn't have conditioned it for at least a year, though.
post #24 of 39
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I solved this problem by throwing my jacket on the floor and forgetting about it until I wear it next time. So far worked out well.

Also it's a leather jacket. Stop babying it and trash it so it will actually look good.

Well I would rather have scuffs from the floor than the frigging shoulder bumps from a hanger. Someone posted an eBay leather jacket a while back with the bumps and asked what he could do about it. He was SOL. It looked ridiculous.
post #25 of 39
It's a leather jacket, you just wear it. Not everything has to be pristine and conditioned...
post #26 of 39
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Also it's a leather jacket. Stop babying it and trash it so it will actually look good.

It's not a 1950s Bucco horsehide moto jacket, it's an RLPL and already looks good out of the box.
post #27 of 39
looks fine, in the future you should stop worrying soo much.

If you get a hanger with wide shoulders that should solve the problem, much like it does for sportcoats and suits.
post #28 of 39
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Yeah I wore it out today, hope it's fully dry by now but just going to forget about it and let the colors run their course over time!
post #29 of 39
I decided to bump this thread instead of creating a new one to see if I can get a response. I have this exact leather jacket and am unsure about the proper care for it. I'm not too bothered about a leather conditioner etc - I am bothered about water. I have been very careful not to get it wet thus far, but is there any way I can waterproof it such that it can be worn in the rain? Of course I don't intend to get drenched, but I live in a part of the world where the only time the temps are actually low is when it's windy and raining somewhat, so if I wear it out at such times, a bit of water will inevitably get on it. Am I right to be avoiding such occurances? Bear in mind the leather on this thing is like butter. Really, really soft and delicate.
post #30 of 39
It looks great in the pics and no damage is apparent.
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