Caring for your leather:
Wearing leather clothes makes such a strong fashion
statement, especially during night-time affairs. Sprucing up your clothes
with leather shoes and accessories is an effective way to be stylish and
to project your personal taste. Aside from its aesthetic value, leather is
also durable and sturdy, but you must take great care of your leather
clothes and accessories to make sure they retain their sheen and
The most important thing about maintaining leather
clothes is cleaning them. If you use the wrong kind of cleaning material,
you could ruin that leather jacket permanently. The cleaning agents to
avoid are solvents and abrasives, including saddle soap as well as
household soaps and cleaners. Yes, they will succeed in cleaning the
leather but these products donít mix well with many water-based leather
finishes and may cause discoloration and severe cracking. It is not
advisable to directly expose your leather clothing to the sun or other
sources of heat.
If ever you accidentally spill a drink on your
leather pants, the best thing to do is to gently blot out the moisture
using soft absorbent cotton. If any residual stains remain, you can rub it
off using a mixture of water and a mild soap. Donít try to rub off the
stain vigorously because this can affect the leatherís color. Instead, dab
at those stains gently until they are gone. Afterwards, hang the clothes
to dry so that the leather can air.
The best way to remove ink stains is to address them
right away with an effective ink or stain remover quickly followed by a
cleaning product for leather. Once again, remember to dab gently.
This approach wonít work on bubble gum. In this
case, dry the bubble gum by gently heating it with a hair dryer, then get
a clean white cloth and rub the gum off. Grease will work effectively on
any residual marks.
When it comes to suede or nubuck shoes, try to brush
them regularly to remove all trace of topical dirt and soil. Blot out
spilled liquids immediately using an absorbent cloth.