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How do you all store leather jackets?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lunarpower, Jul 19, 2013.

How should I store lambskins that I wear regularly?

  1. Wide padded hangers, no garment bag

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
  2. Wide padded hangers + garment bags (unzipped to let the leather breathe)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Flat in unzipped garment bags

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Other

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. lunarpower

    lunarpower New Member

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    Have lurked here for some time. First post.
    Searched the forum for this topic and couldn't find anything 100% relevant, but i'm a noob, so please point me to any extant threads. thanks.

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    I have somewhere between ten and fifteen high-quality leather jackets. About half are lambskin; the others are a mélange of bovine, sheepskin, equine, kidskin, goatskin, you name it.

    My question is, what's the best way to store them?
    Right now I have them hanging on wide hangers, each one in a(n unzipped) fabric garment bag. For the softer, lambskin ones, I have a hand towel wrapped around each arm of the hanger so that there's less chance of puckering in the shoulders.

    The reason I ask is, I've noticed a very slight wrinkling in the shoulder area of one of the lambskin jackets. It's nothing that's yet noticeable when I'm wearing the jacket, but I noticed the difference when I put it over a chair at a restaurant.
    That's despite the padded hanger + towels, so I'm worried that hanging the jackets is going to cause more damage than I'd anticipated in the long term.

    Any advice?
    I'm most concerned with the lambskins; nothing's going to happen to the cow and horsehide ones.

    Fwiw, I live in northern CA, where it's never too hot or too cold for leather, so this isn't for long-term storage; I'd like the jackets to be reasonably accessible.

    Thanks.
     
  2. lunarpower

    lunarpower New Member

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    Thanks for the polling input. For the people who chose "Other", I'd appreciate hearing exactly which "other" you had in mind.
     
  3. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    I've commissioned a number of mannequins made to my exact measurements and I store my jackets on them when I'm not wearing it.
     
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