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How to "butch up" my leather jacket

RainCityClotheshound

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Gentlemen,I need your help. Some time ago,I purchased a two-toned oxblood/light red racer-style motorcycle jacket from Kenneth Cole; an impulse buy I now regret. The first time I wore the jacket out,one of my guy friends joked that I looked like Michael Jackson.I haven't worn it since.It was a relatively expensive purchase,and I'd like to be able to get some use out of it. I was originally drawn to both the style and the color of the jacket;now I feel like I need to find a sequined glove,white socks,and penny loafers to spin around in.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might "butch up" this jacket? E.g., I've considered "weathering" it with sandpaper.Or dying parts of it black.Or, I could surrender and sell it on eBay.

What do you think?
 

Abe2

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The best way to weather a leather jacket is to go to a waltwater beach, dunk the jacket in the saltwater for about ten minutes, hang dry it, and buff it with leather "Restorer" - the restorer won't really work, but afterwards, the jacket will have a lovely tough-guy appearance.

Warning: if your jacket has beautiful soft sheep leather, the softness will be a memory after this treatment.
 

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