Thrifted a leather jacket. Will Lexol suffice for conditioning?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dblb48, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. dblb48

    dblb48 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 23, 2007
    Got bored today, and went to a few thrift stores, and came home with a motorcycle style leather jacket (was told it was about 20 years old). It is really nice, thick leather, but is in obvious need of some conditioning. It is quite stiff with some creases, but no cracks or tears, etc.

    I was wondering if Lexol conditioner would work and be enough, or should I look into a cleaner and some other conditioner. Also, are there any common retail stores that carry it, or do I need to get it online?( is there a good place for that?) What size bottle will I need for the whole jacket?

    FYI, I paid $5 for the coat, and it came with an ipod suffle in the pocket haha.

  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Mar 9, 2006
    Thread is useless without pics.

    Anyway, if it's 20 years old, decent chance you should use a cleaner first. Lexol makes one (I've never used it; it's probably good), or you can try saddle soap. Definitely condition after (Lexol's very good, but there are others). You can get both on amazon easily enough.

  3. tsacain

    tsacain Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17, 2011
    I like bic 4 for leather conditioner for bigger leather goods. I have used it on a few thrifted jackets. They also have a cleaner.

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