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Leather Clothing

Once associated with edgy musicians and bikers, leather comes in so many chic trends this season. Leather garment manufacturers can produce dresses, leggings, vests, Sports Jackets, coats and different forms of outerwear.   You’ll see traditional colors as well as vibrant hues.

The following provides 10 tips to keep leather clothing looking luxurious, so you can enjoy them for many years to come:

 

10 tips for keeping leather clothing looking luxurious

 

Tips & Ideas

  1. Wear a scarf around your neck to keep the collar from being soiled by the oil in your skin.
  2. If a leather garment gets wet, blot with a white cloth and dry it out in a cool, dry place on a broad padded hanger. Do not put it in the dryer.
  3. Avoid carrying heavy objects like keys or a cell phone in the pockets as this will stretch out the skin.
  4. Avoid spraying perfumes or hair spray while wearing.
  5. Don’t apply pins or adhesive name badges on leather.
  6. Use Saddle soap on saddles — not on leather clothing since it may cause streaking and staining.
  7. If an item becomes wrinkled, you can press it using the coolest setting on your iron, BUT NEVER USE STEAM. Use a heavy brown craft paper as your pressing pad and always do a test spot on an inconspicuous section.
  8. Use breathable fabric bags to store leather items. DO NOT store leathers in plastic bags. They can promote a moist environment for mold or mildew to grow.
  9. Clean matching garments at the same time since some variation in color may occur.
  10. Hang leather garments on padded hangers. Avoid folding items in a drawer to avoid deep wrinkles.

If staining occurs, the garment needs cleaning ASAP by a professional leather cleaner like Westbank Dry Cleaning. Don’t try to remove it yourself. The danger occurs when you start removing the color, and then it’s harder than ever to get out and restore. And remember that even though a leather coat may not look dirty; it’s best not to wait more than two seasons to have it professionally cleaned.