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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RatherAnOddball, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. JasonV

    JasonV Well-Known Member

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    Thanks and really appreciate the help.

    Undecided between Cow/Lamb as reckon Horse would be too thick, might go the Lamb route for something different.
     
  2. navetsea

    navetsea Well-Known Member

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    my grey cow hide about 8 months old with frequent wearing, getting darker and scratches here and there, but it is hard to gain any UV color fading with my indoor life.
     
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  3. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    just wondering what conditioner should be used on vegetable tanned leather jackets?

    Something to keep it glossy and soft

    I have experimented with coconut oil and renovateur

    coconut oil leaves a bit of a residue

    Renovateur leaves the leather looking a bit dull

    Maybe I am using too much? Or does the jacket need to be buffed like one would a pair of shoes?
     
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  4. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    Don't use it too much at all - needs less care than a pair of boots or shoes, which are worn much harder (close to the ground, rain, moisture from your foot). Condition it once it starts losing any natural oils, gets completely rain soaked, or starts to feel "ashy."

    It does need to be buffed like shoes. I use the same horsehair brush I use on shoes. You can also buff it between cleanings. I usually brush my jackets once a month, condition maybe once every two years depending.
     
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    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    Saphir delicate
    As you said it dulls it a bit, but it'll buff back if you want it shiny
     
  7. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    That's a lot of elbow grease to buff a whole jacket haha
    I feel exhausted after just doing a pair of shoes

    Thanks! Will give it a go


    I ask because I recently put a second hand jacket in my dryer for 45 minutes to get rid of cigarette smell

    Turned to low temperature/airing

    It actually really worked can't smell anything

    And the jacket came out super soft and moist, like some of the oils had leaked out from the pummelling/kneading

    Actually feels amazing right now but I'm worried that it may dry out over the next few days or weeks so I want to get ready to hit it with something if it does
     

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