Have lurked here for some time. First post.
Searched the forum for this topic and couldn't find anything 100% relevant, but i'm a noob, so please point me to any extant threads. thanks.
I have somewhere between ten and fifteen high-quality leather jackets. About half are lambskin; the others are a mélange of bovine, sheepskin, equine, kidskin, goatskin, you name it.
My question is, what's the best way to store them?
Right now I have them hanging on wide hangers, each one in a(n unzipped) fabric garment bag. For the softer, lambskin ones, I have a hand towel wrapped around each arm of the hanger so that there's less chance of puckering in the shoulders.
The reason I ask is, I've noticed a very slight wrinkling in the shoulder area of one of the lambskin jackets. It's nothing that's yet noticeable when I'm wearing the jacket, but I noticed the difference when I put it over a chair at a restaurant.
That's despite the padded hanger + towels, so I'm worried that hanging the jackets is going to cause more damage than I'd anticipated in the long term.
I'm most concerned with the lambskins; nothing's going to happen to the cow and horsehide ones.
Fwiw, I live in northern CA, where it's never too hot or too cold for leather, so this isn't for long-term storage; I'd like the jackets to be reasonably accessible.