– Despite what you may read on the internet, a leather jacket should never be totally immersed in water or placed in a washing machine.
– Regular conditioning and wiping with a damp cloth will help prevent a build-up of dirt and grease and storing your jacket in dry conditions will prevent mould.
– To remove dirt and grease or light staining, use a damp cloth and soapy water. Blot rather than rub and avoid over-wetting the leather. Dry the leather naturally but do not allow it to remain damp for long.
– Polyester or cotton linings can be cleaned using the same method, but silk or rayon should be cleaned by a specialist.
– Corn starch or baking powder can be used to assist in the removal of stains but other internet suggestions, such as nail varnish remover should be assiduously avoided.
Conditioning Your Lambskin Leather
As with any leather, conditioning your lambskin leather is essential. This is the only way to prevent it from drying out and cracking, it is vital that you find a leather conditioner that works well on lambskin to prevent any damage.
If you are unsure, try it on an inconspicuous area first to determine its effectiveness. Since conditioners may darken the leather a shade, make sure you also remember to test first and allow the leather to dry before applying any more.
Storing Your Lambskin Leather
A large part of caring for your lambskin leather is how it is stored. We hope that you would not just throw your investment in the back of a closet and forget about it, but just in case, here are a few tips:
– Use a padded hanger to retain a lambskin leather jacket’s shape.
– Do not cover lambskin leather in plastic as this will cause it to dry out.
– Do not store lambskin leather in direct sunlight.
– Store your lambskin in a cool, dry place, not hot and moist.