Proper Care for Lambskin Leather Jacket?

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  1. pandamonium

    pandamonium Senior member

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    To be honest, the after pictures don't look bad at all. I preferred the original, but it still looks good.
     


  2. furo

    furo Senior member

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    To be honest, the after pictures don't look bad at all. I preferred the original, but it still looks good.

    Well I'm hoping that over time, the uneveness in the finish will wear down.

    Right now it looks really "blotchy" so I applied some dabs of lexol to the spots where I must have missed during the initial application.
     


  3. A.K.A.

    A.K.A. Senior member

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    Why did you feel compelled to put neatsfoot oil on a brand new jacket? I thought a leather conditioner is to put moisture in to dried leather.

    On every pair of suede shoes I own, I have treated them with a spray protectant. It does not darken the leather.

    Andrew Marc offers a TLC leather kit, which includes a Rain & Stain protector.

    It's not too late now to protect the coat against rain and stains.
     


  4. DLester

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    Related question. How do you prevent a hanger from distorting a leather jacket? I have some older leather jackets and over time they assumed the shape of the hanger, leaving a hump on the shoulder. Is the solution as simple as insuring that you have a proper size hanger? Or do people store their jackets without using hangars?
     


  5. furo

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    Why did you feel compelled to put neatsfoot oil on a brand new jacket? I thought a leather conditioner is to put moisture in to dried leather.

    Yes it is new but there's no telling how long it was in a store prior to purchase. My guess is at least a year if not more. From what I've read, a leather jacket should be conditioned once per year.

    I've also been looking for a quality rain protectant that is safe for lambskin leather but haven't found one yet.
     


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    Related question. How do you prevent a hanger from distorting a leather jacket? I have some older leather jackets and over time they assumed the shape of the hanger, leaving a hump on the shoulder. Is the solution as simple as insuring that you have a proper size hanger? Or do people store their jackets without using hangars?
    I solved this problem by throwing my jacket on the floor and forgetting about it until I wear it next time. So far worked out well. Also it's a leather jacket. Stop babying it and trash it so it will actually look good.
     


  7. nyarkies

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    Based on the pictures, it doesn't look that bad. I'd wear that.
     


  8. KObalto

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    It looks as if JL's marble finish...

    Yeah, it looks like my JLs in museum calf. I wouldn't have conditioned it for at least a year, though.
     


  9. DLester

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    I solved this problem by throwing my jacket on the floor and forgetting about it until I wear it next time. So far worked out well.

    Also it's a leather jacket. Stop babying it and trash it so it will actually look good.


    Well I would rather have scuffs from the floor than the frigging shoulder bumps from a hanger. Someone posted an eBay leather jacket a while back with the bumps and asked what he could do about it. He was SOL. It looked ridiculous.
     


  10. Big Pun

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    It's a leather jacket, you just wear it. Not everything has to be pristine and conditioned...
     


  11. somatoform

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    Also it's a leather jacket. Stop babying it and trash it so it will actually look good.

    It's not a 1950s Bucco horsehide moto jacket, it's an RLPL and already looks good out of the box.
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

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    looks fine, in the future you should stop worrying soo much.

    If you get a hanger with wide shoulders that should solve the problem, much like it does for sportcoats and suits.
     


  13. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Yeah I wore it out today, hope it's fully dry by now but just going to forget about it and let the colors run their course over time!
     


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    I decided to bump this thread instead of creating a new one to see if I can get a response.

    I have this exact leather jacket and am unsure about the proper care for it. I'm not too bothered about a leather conditioner etc - I am bothered about water.

    I have been very careful not to get it wet thus far, but is there any way I can waterproof it such that it can be worn in the rain? Of course I don't intend to get drenched, but I live in a part of the world where the only time the temps are actually low is when it's windy and raining somewhat, so if I wear it out at such times, a bit of water will inevitably get on it. Am I right to be avoiding such occurances?

    Bear in mind the leather on this thing is like butter. Really, really soft and delicate.
     


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    It looks great in the pics and no damage is apparent.
     


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