3. Ages beautifully over time
Although we all love the 'fresh feeling' of new clothes, this doesn’t count for leather items. The more worn your leather is, the more it will ‘tell’ your personal story. A leather jacket of good quality becomes more supple and conforms to your body with a perfect, fully personalized fit as a result – a garment can’t get any more personal than that! We give you the tips & tricks you need to keep your leather garment in perfect condition for as long as possible.
1. Avoid direct sunlight
We can’t live without, but leather items don’t like direct sunlight. Make sure you don’t leave your leather garment in the sun for a long period of time or near a window when storing. This way you prevent your leather from drying out or bursting.
2. Let leather breathe
Leather stays at its best when it gets the chance to ‘breathe’ so that the fibres don’t get stifled and maintain their natural shine. Leather needs its space, so don’t hang your garment in a crowded wardrobe and never fold the garment.
3. Pay attention to the air humidity
We all know that rain is no friend of leather, but leather is also very susceptible to the humidity of the environment. Never store your leather item in a room that’s too humid or dry. Those silly silica gel bags that you get with a new bag - that often end up in the garbage can - are the solution! They absorb just the right amount of moisture. Simply put them the pockets of your leather garment when storing.
4. Prevent and remove unpleasant odors
The grain of leather can absorb strong odors over time. First of all, always make sure that you dry wet leather immediately with a clean cloth to prevent mold and unpleasant odors. For the removal of musty smells, newspapers offer the solution! Newsprint paper perfectly absorbs this annoying 'stale' smell because of its porosity. Make sure the item is completely dry, crumple a few sheets of newsprint and put them together with your leather garment in a sealed box for at least two days.