Leather jackets can last for years if you take good care of them. Often, these are expensive and taking care of them can protect your investment and ensure that you can wear and enjoy it for many years. Here are suggested ways that you can take care of them so they will last.
You should take your leather jackets to a cleaner twice a year. Generally, you should take them in after the season is done to remove the dirt from wearing it all winter. You should also take it in before the season starts will freshen them up and take the dust and dirt from storage off of them. Make sure that you choose a dry cleaner that has experience with this material so that you can be sure they will not ruin it and will be able to clean it professionally.
Look over them at least once a week while they are being worn and note any damage that they have. If you notice any, take them in to be repaired immediately. Leather jackets wear well, and damage can cause seams and other parts to weaken which will reduce the life of the garment. If there is any salt built up on it, remove it with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry before wearing.
When you are not wearing them, store on a padded hanger designed for this type of garment. Due to the weight, other types can distort the material and make them look bad. You also need to condition them once a year to prevent cracks and other stress damage from occurring. This will also keep the material supple and looking good for a number of years.
Leather jackets are stylish and functional. Take the time to look it over between professional cleanings, and take the time to take care of them properly so that you can get many years of use and enjoyment out of them. A little time o your part can protect the investment of your garments.