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post #11191 of 11840
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.




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. 

post #11192 of 11840

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

post #11193 of 11840
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
post #11194 of 11840
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
post #11195 of 11840

@Somatic IME Prorsum is generally nicer than YSL, and you like RFX said, you can probably get get one at a substantial discount.



Bikkembergs leather poncho

★ DIRK BIKKEMBERGS leather cloak poncho Bikkembergs ★ _ image 1 

post #11196 of 11840
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

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

Lots of tiny cows running around after rain
post #11197 of 11840
Originally Posted by Somatic View Post

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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Buttons and zipper pulls look huge in Burberry.
post #11198 of 11840
Prorsum better
post #11199 of 11840

Man, this decision has been keeping me up at night lol. The SLP is also on sale, but it'll still cost $1000 more than the Prorsum. Are most of you guys saying the Prorsum is better quality or you like the aesthetic better? 

post #11200 of 11840
nvm misunderstood post lol.

SLP looks better tbh.





post #11201 of 11840
The prorsum looks cropped, I'm suspecting the fit might be ultra slim which might be kinda lame. Why not check out the Vanson thread, same design for 1/4 the price
post #11202 of 11840
I just handled that Prosusm at Barneys today, quality is on point. The leather is thick and supple, I personally think it is overall better to the SLP.
post #11203 of 11840
I agree, better aesthetic and better bang for buck over slp
post #11204 of 11840

You guys think those biggass snaps look good? :crazy:

post #11205 of 11840
Trust me, the snaps on those SLPs are just about as big. I just came from Barneys and SLP store and checked all those leather, the only leather that is even on par with the Prorsum is the thick and stiff calfskin biker, the L17 iirc.
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