Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned? - Page 524
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Is the 30% off like $30 max though? Because Gilt can be misleading like that.
And this is your first leather Toasty? A white blistered leather is not the most ideal first leather jacket but if you like it and it fits, why not?
While it is a Russian Roulette when it comes to RO sizing, most fit really slim and it is usually just a size discrepancy. That looks like a Mollino though, which I would say is cut less slim than Intarsia but also depends on the season.
Worth a shot though as you said so good luck!
agreed first leather should not be white, but RO is good stuff and hard to resist
If you wash your jacket it will get slimmer but be careful not to destroy it. I've seen a thread dealing with this subject either on this forum or stylezeitgeist. It gives you step-by-step instruction on how to wash your jacket. Note though, that not only the jacket will shrink but the material itself will alter - it's gonna become more wrinkled and distressed. Another option would be to take your jacket to a good tailor and see what he can offer you in terms of altering your jacket.
I've washed a couple leather jackets, it's really easy and if you do it right you shouldn't damage it as long as its quality leather. If you see the SZ thread people are washing pretty high end jackets without any worry and not having any damage.
Soak it in hot water for 15-20 minutes
Wring out as much water as you can
flip it inside out
put it in a washable bag or pillow case
put it in dryer for an hour
let it air dry on a towel or bag
It'll definitely shrink but I wouldn't say distressed but mainly it'll loosen up and leather will become less durable.
I've washed my leather jacket before to remove some odours that had built up over time, with no negative consequences. I did a hot soak in the bath tub for about 15 minutes and then used a very mild soap to clean it (mostly concentrated on the lining and not the leather). During this process a great deal of black dye is released into the water. I then rinsed it with cold water and set it on a few towels to dry. I conditioned the leather twice a day as it dried. Despite losing a lot of dye during the washing stage, I don't notice any difference at all to the leather colour or texture. There was very small amount of shrinkage with this method.
mine doesnt neither does moo's ask Kunk he is our resident rick expert