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Leather Jacket Care

darrenli32

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Hello,

I just purchased a $600 leather jacket and was wondering how I should take care of it?

I've read all this information online that says you should spray it with a leather protector and condition it, then clean it using saddle soap when it gets dirty.

However, the sales associate at the store said that I essentially don't have to do anything to it, because it is already pre-treated.

So far I haven't done anything to it or even worn it, because I want to make sure that I'm taking the right precautions. After I bought it, I hung it up in my closet using a wooden hanger, but today I went out and got a padded hanger for it.

I've also emailed the customer service team as I want to make sure that I am getting the right advice.

What do you guys think?

P.S. This is the jacket that I bought... apparently, it is made of lamb leather: https://www.ca.allsaints.com/men/leather-jackets/allsaints-milo-biker/?colour=5&category=9
 

mscuderi

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Leather is quite durable, and will age with wear over time.

I'd give it a wipe with a leather protector/cleaner every once in a while. Don't go overboard. As mentioned above, aged leather always looks even nicer.
 

Phileas Fogg

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Depending on your rate of wear, I would just condition it 3-4 x/year.
 

johng70

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I'm going to disagree with the need to condition a leather jacket 3-4 times per year. A quality leather jacket doesn't need conditioner for years (or decades). I have a 5 year old Aero jacket that has never been conditioned and looks fantastic. If you're really worried, then maybe once a year.
Of course, I'm talking about quality leather. Just because you paid $600 doesn't mean the coat was made with quality leather (it might be, it might not).
 

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I just saw you posted a link. I will say, lamb is soft but it scratches like crazy. I used to have a lamb jacket years ago (not a biker style) and the seat belt alone scratched the heck out of it. Maybe more frequent conditioning would have helped. Instead I bought horsehide from Aero and never had another worry.
 

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