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Taking a little time out to give your leather coat that little TLC will keep it looking great through many years to come.  A leather jacket that is properly cared for is less prone to cracking or ripping from exposure to the elements.  By taking just a few straightforward measures you can keep your coat looking and smelling just like new.  Leather, like our own skin, tends to dry out if exposed to the elements without adequate protection.  Just as we need to use a moisturiser, it’s wise to invest in a protector for your leather to keep it looking in tip top condition.  In turn, this will boost your leather’s water resistance and reduce it’s susceptibility to scuffing.  It will also leave your leather buttery soft too, and the great thing about leather protectors is that they are widely available and quite inexpensive. 

Care for your coat should begin the second you get it home to give it the best possible start in life.  Most leather items are in fact preconditioned, but it’s always best to apply the protector on day one to ensure that your leather is waterproofed.  From time to time, you’ll need to remove the leather protector for your jacket and apply a fresh coating.  There are products on the market specifically designed for this purpose which don’t contain oils and waxes which could spoil the leather by preventing it from breathing.

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It stands to reason that, no matter how careful you are, given the climate we live in, at some point you are going to get caught out with the weather and your leather jacket is going to get wet.  It goes without saying this is to be avoided where possible – the last thing you want are watermarks.  If you do get caught out, not to worry, however.  Simply leave your leather coat on a hanger in a temperature neutral setting (don’t use fans or heat).  You may wish to carefully blot off excess water with a clean towel (though be sure to use one that’s colourfast where you’re dealing with light coloured leathers - the last thing you want is leaching here).  Once your coat is almost dry, add a leather moisturiser or leather conditioner to keep it pliable.  When your jacket has completely dried, apply another coat.  Take care to give your coat some TLC in circumstances such as these.  Once mould or mildrew get in, they can cause irreparable damage.

If you live in a very arid climate you should use a leather conditioner on your jacket. Apply it regularly following the product’s instructions to avoid the leather cracking. If you live in a rainy or very humid environment, be sure you use products which not only condition but leave a waterproof film. In wintry and snowy conditions, take care to sponge off any salt from your coat to avoid it being marked.

Should the worst happen and you spill something on your jacket (which can be a particular problem with light coloured leathers), the first thing to do is use a soft brush to get the majority of the spillage off.  The next step is to sponge with warm water and a mild soap.  You then need to dry your jacket as described above. 

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With suede jackets, you need to give them a gentle brush over every now and again to remove any dust and debris and keep the grain looking smooth and clean.  Whether your coat is made from regular leather or, particularly, suede, from time to time you will need to get it cleaned.  This can only be achieved by using special equipment and products and a trip to the dry cleaners is in order.  A professional cleaner will not only get your jacket looking like new, but will use the best protective, conditioning products on your leather to keep it looking that way.  If you have any tears, missing buttons, etc – bring this to the attention of your specialist cleaner.  He’ll almost certainly be able to help.

To keep your leather coats in tip top condition, keep them hung up on a wide, padded hanger.  Leather does not respond well to plastic covers.  It needs to be able to breathe and, in addition, if any moisture is trapped with it this can lead to mould infestation and damage.  Man made fibres really are a no no so far as storing leather is concerned, but a plain cotton slip to give the dust off would not be out of place.  We are delighted to bring you a great range of leather jackets available on eBay today.  Click the links to the left to view our categories.  You’ll find some unbeatable savings and a huge stocklist and, with mail order delivery, the perfect jacket for you could be just a few clicks away.

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