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what sizez do you have that in? ^

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I sprayed my suede jacket with a protector (Allen Edmonds suede waterproofer, if it matters). Just some notes:

1. It does seem to affect the nap a little. Depending on how much you use, your jacket won't be as soft afterwards (although, it'll still feel soft).

2. I spoke to Stu at Rave FabriCARE about it. He warned that spray protectors can sometimes "spit" clumps of material out, which can stain the jacket. His advice: wear the jacket for as long as you can, then get it professionally cleaned when you need to. When it's being cleaned, you can ask for a suede protector to be professionally applied. Supposedly this is done by dipping the jacket in some kind of material. I can't remember why, but he didn't recommend applying the protector (even professionally) before the cleaning.

Anyway, I applied a protector on mine without any issue, but YMMV. Just note that it affects the nap a little.

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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

I personally wouldn't spray it... Rather I would wait until it needed to get professionally cleaned, like DWW proposed. With the colour being so bright, it will probably need to get cleaned rather regularly anyway.

Thanks folks. I'll give it some thought - it seems there are pros and cons either way.
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Off topic, but do you guys use a spray protector for suede shoes too?
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Off topic, but do you guys use a spray protector for suede shoes too?

 

Definitely for shoes. No question about it.

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Himel Frobisher:

 

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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post

Definitely for shoes. No question about it.

Same here. Probably most people do on brand-new suede shoes. More interesting question is, how often do you renew the spray protection? I tend to forget about it until the same season begins again, i.e. once a year, which is probably way too irregular...
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Originally Posted by Adroit View Post
 

Himel Frobisher:

 

 

It's a beauty, i find the sleeves a bit long for my taste, but still, looks great !

 

I have a Flat Head Shinki Cafe Racer that i'm very find of, i should motivate myself to post some pictures here !

 

And btw, i wanted to thank you for all the informations you posted here, it helped me a lot when i decided tou buy it, and it's always a pleasure to read your advices on leather !

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Originally Posted by GG Allin View Post

Off topic, but do you guys use a spray protector for suede shoes too?

no, you just gotta let em' die when they die

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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post


Same here. Probably most people do on brand-new suede shoes. More interesting question is, how often do you renew the spray protection? I tend to forget about it until the same season begins again, i.e. once a year, which is probably way too irregular...

Being the curious person that I am about products I sell I found out that most of the waterproofing sprays have a cellulose (plant) base and a silicone binder. The cellulose breaks down over time and thus you need to gum up those open leather pores on a monthly basis, and a spray a night before if it looks like rain the next day.

 

Go figure. 

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Mine isn't as light, but it's relatively close.



That said, I'm putting lots of asterisks around my advice. Again, a guy with a lot more professional cleaning experience than me recommended having a protector professionally applied, not doing it at home with an aerosol can.

With a jacket that light, I would really NOT do it at home.  Discoloration is extremely easy, and it's really difficult/impossible to undo.  If you have a black jacket, or something in dark navy, or even dark brown, if things go wrong, you can easily hide it, or just go nuts on the whole thing, and then use a suede brush to brush the nap back, and while it may look different, it will not be blotchy.  A jacket in this color though, I would either do nothing to it and let it just age, or go to a professional.

 

This from hardbought firsthand experience.

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Originally Posted by Mulan View Post
 

Yohji has done a reversible leather with denim on the other side.

What?  I am going to need pictures of this thing.

 

I don't know if I'd rather have that, or a suede/leather reversible, though, given the choice.

 

iirc, the last piece of Alexander Wang I tried on fit really well, though it's been a few years, and his cuts might have changed... @il_colonnello - where is that pic from?  Is it cowhide or horse, or something softer like lamb?

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The .gif image was in a newsletter I received from the official Web store. It's this jacket:

www.alexanderwang.com/us/shop/men/jackets-and-outerwear-jackets-and-outerwear-reversible-leather-jacket_cod41622705is.html

"100% Goat Suede + 100% Sheep Leather"
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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

The .gif image was in a newsletter I received from the official Web store. It's this jacket:

www.alexanderwang.com/us/shop/men/jackets-and-outerwear-jackets-and-outerwear-reversible-leather-jacket_cod41622705is.html

"100% Goat Suede + 100% Sheep Leather"

Hmmm... So, it's leather lined in leather?  Either both are ridiculously light weight (I suppose that goat and sheep are the most lightweight you can get without the thing just falling apart) or it's super heavy...  

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Recently bought this "Craig Blouson" from Matchless. Softest suede I've ever owned. Cost a pretty penny but, imho, it was worth it as a versatile, everyday layering piece. I love it!

 

 

 

And me, in da flesh:

 

 

 

In fact, love it so much I went ahead and ordered this over the weekend. While the beige one was suede, this one is "nabuk wet" which I figure is their way of spelling nubuck. Whatever. Looking forward to it.

 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

What?  I am going to need pictures of this thing.

 

I don't know if I'd rather have that, or a suede/leather reversible, though, given the choice.

 

iirc, the last piece of Alexander Wang I tried on fit really well, though it's been a few years, and his cuts might have changed... @il_colonnello - where is that pic from?  Is it cowhide or horse, or something softer like lamb?

Before I changed leather styles with Alan, I dabbled with the idea of a reversible trucker, possibly buying one from BiG and then having Alan take it apart. A few keywords and clicks for a possible but unlikely reference later, and this popped up. 

 

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2008/12/15/yohji-yamamoto-fallwinter-2008-g-jean-jacket/

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