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Getting wrinkles out of leather gloves

Egert

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Hi,

How do I get wrinkles out of leather gloves. A few months ago when I bought them, they fitted all slim and sexy, but now I'm feeling like putting my hand into some old guys wrinkled and stretched nutsack. They aren't cheap leather gloves by any means, so I'd be happy to wear them a little longer than a half of a seoson.

Getting wrinkles out of jacket is easy, as you can hang them for a few days and then slightly iron with cloth, but I was wondering, is it possible to use low temperature ironing with cloth in between for leather gloves too?
 

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I don't even know what wrinkled gloves would look like. Can you post pics? Are you sure the gloves are made of leather?
 

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Buy new gloves every season.
 

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Originally Posted by Egert
Hi,

How do I get wrinkles out of leather gloves. A few months ago when I bought them, they fitted all slim and sexy, but now I'm feeling like putting my hand into some old guys wrinkled and stretched nutsack. They aren't cheap leather gloves by any means, so I'd be happy to wear them a little longer than a half of a seoson.

Getting wrinkles out of jacket is easy, as you can hang them for a few days and then slightly iron with cloth, but I was wondering, is it possible to use low temperature ironing with cloth in between for leather gloves too?


Does it matter?
 

Egert

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Sure, This is not my actual hand or glove and I don't have a camera with me, as I'm not home, but the leather is looking somewhat like that (googled). Palms should obviously get worn out more, but when the top also starts looking like a work glove, it doesn't look aesthetic any more. The leather has just stretched (fitted a lot better new), the microwrinkles, if you can call them that, have deepened and the overall image is just looser.
 

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I use the Creme de la Mer moisturizers on my peccary gloves.

You can find more information here:

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...BAd_4951482023

During seasons of wearing, I apply three times a week. I also "rest" my gloves at least THREE days between wearings. So it is essential that you have at least 4 pairs of gloves in your active rotation.
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
I use the Creme de la Mer moisturizers on my peccary gloves.

You can find more information here:

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...BAd_4951482023

During seasons of wearing, I apply three times a week. I also "rest" my gloves at least THREE days between wearings. So it is essential that you have at least 4 pairs of gloves in your active rotation.


This is a dangerous post...

now i have to go buy that creme stuff and buy 3 more pairs of gloves this week.... fuuuuuu
 

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It's difficult to get the wrinkles out. Suck it up with this pair, and then start buying pebble-grain gloves.
 

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I think it actually looks better with wrinkles.
 

Sanguis Mortuum

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Leather is skin, it wrinkles in the same way your own hands do, deal with it.
 

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Originally Posted by Insensitive
You could try stuffing the gloves and using a similar technique that one would use with a sleeve board on a shirt. Seems a bit OCD but it should work.


Can you not buy glove trees? Is it not the same principle as with shoes?


Originally Posted by lee_44106
I use the Creme de la Mer moisturizers on my peccary gloves.

You can find more information here:

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...BAd_4951482023

During seasons of wearing, I apply three times a week. I also "rest" my gloves at least THREE days between wearings. So it is essential that you have at least 4 pairs of gloves in your active rotation.


Creme de mer? Lulz
 

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Originally Posted by Egert
Sure,

This is not my actual hand or glove and I don't have a camera with me, as I'm not home, but the leather is looking somewhat like that (googled). Palms should obviously get worn out more, but when the top also starts looking like a work glove, it doesn't look aesthetic any more. The leather has just stretched (fitted a lot better new), the microwrinkles, if you can call them that, have deepened and the overall image is just looser.



This is perfectly natural and your sensitivity beyond words. It does not look like a work glove - but do you feel such are beneath you hence the reaction?
 

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Originally Posted by Egert
Sure,

This is not my actual hand or glove and I don't have a camera with me, as I'm not home, but the leather is looking somewhat like that (googled). Palms should obviously get worn out more, but when the top also starts looking like a work glove, it doesn't look aesthetic any more. The leather has just stretched (fitted a lot better new), the microwrinkles, if you can call them that, have deepened and the overall image is just looser.



That's a cheap glove but it's not wrinkled. That's the way gloves look or haven't you been wearing them since you were 1?
 

Nogginn

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Originally Posted by Patek
It is a form of Patina. Learn to like it or buy new gloves each season.

I go with the second option.


Do you have any idea what the word,patina, means?
 

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