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damn
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Wow, that looks amazing.
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Weird question but: Is it okay to get washed leather wet?

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Have some TOJ on order... will probably be at least another 40 weeks lol.

 

What are your thoughts on this YSL leather jacket and the Burberry Prosrum Double Rider? 

Which do you guys prefer? I'm leaning more towards to YSL, but I may just hold on to my cash for now.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Weird question but: Is it okay to get washed leather wet?

Yea you are ok to get any leather wet. Think of it like this what do cows do in the rain? They don't melt. The only risk i think is the dye but other than that just wipe off and you'll be ok.
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Have some TOJ on order... will probably be at least another 40 weeks lol.

What are your thoughts on this YSL leather jacket and the Burberry Prosrum Double Rider? 
Which do you guys prefer? I'm leaning more towards to YSL, but I may just hold on to my cash for now.
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1. SLP - several people said its built well but its not great. IMO not worth the dough.
2. Burberry - classic leather looks ok, again not worth the cash
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amazing. Here's hoping it rivals fw09 stuff.




Now if only he'd remove the buttons on the sleeves...

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Yea you are ok to get any leather wet. Think of it like this what do cows do in the rain? They don't melt. The only risk i think is the dye but other than that just wipe off and you'll be ok.

 

lol come on sinnedk. It's not okay to get any leather wet. Naked cowhide can shrink like crazy for example. 

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lol come on sinnedk. It's not okay to get any leather wet. Naked cowhide can shrink like crazy for example. 

COWS DO NOT SHRINK
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Suede can't get wet.


As for SLP vs Prorsum, I'd go with Prosusm just because they are going for 40%-50% off while those SLPs rarely goes on sale, if ever.
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Cows aren't processed, dried, and dyed for that matter. Some lighter veggie dyed jackets tend to develop rain spots. There's no blanket statement but most non-suede leathers will be fine in a bit of rain, just condition them every once in awhile.
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Yea you are ok to get any leather wet. Think of it like this what do cows do in the rain? They don't melt.

 

False.

 

Take it from someone who has a vested interest, other than just fashion, in keeping their leather jacket in good condition.

 

Cows are still alive. Living skin continuously produces oils and is self-conditioning. Once the leather is "dead," that does not happen. 

 

Water, among other things, dries leather out. 

 

Whenever I get caught in the rain and my jacket gets wet, it has to be reconditioned. Repeated whetting will dry leather prematurely and it will crack. It also loses abrasion and tear resistance if it is not reconditioned after becoming wet.

 

However, leather can get wet and not suffer any permanent damage if it is allowed to dry slowly and then oiled or conditioned. One of the worse things you can do to leather is to get it wet and then apply any kind of heat to dry it. 

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On that note, should I lexol my Rick leather ever? It's still pretty soft.

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Be careful conditioning soft lamb, can make it a bit TOO soft. I use a tiny bit of Saphir delicate on my lamb Rick if it starts feeling dry or I get caught in the rain, just once or twice a year. It helps around the cuffs and zippers where there's a lot of abrasion. Kept it going for five years so far and looking great

Always test on a small, non visible part first. I had the sleeves cut down on my Rick so I've been experimenting on the leather scraps - pretty damn hard to damage the jacket
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agree with nn regarding lamb, a bit risky of overdone and can loosen the fibers too much making it prone to rips if overstretched, I always test on the gun holster part of my _7
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