So, your leather jacket has faded, and it doesn’t look that much stylish as it was used to be. Normally, the edges of seams, pockets, sleeves and shoulders fade out, and to be honest; it’s one of the ugliest things you can experience.
The Good News!!!
You can restore the color of your leather jacket easily at home using some simple ingredients. When the color of your leather jacket wears off, it reveals the off-white or grayish color underneath it. In this exclusive guide, we’ll tell you how you can conceal this area and protect your jacket from any further damage.
Well, being an enthusiastic hoarder of leather jackets, I do have a couple of them with faded colors and tried a DIY solution that I will be sharing in a few moments. In case you are thinking the traditional methods of using a shoe polish or that typical black magic marker, I won’t be using any of those cheap tricks. They spoil the natural look of your jacket.
Here goes my brilliant guide!
Before we hook up with the method, let’s gather up a few thing we need. You can easily find a variety of these items from the market easily. It is necessary to work with the right supplies because we need to maintain the natural look of your leather and prevent the leather from spoiling any further.
Go through this checklist!
In addition to the core supplies, also grab a pair of latex gloves, paper towels, and one or two small sponges. For the conditioner, check the description of your leather jacket. A few jackets mention the protection agent that would be perfect.
Firstly we have to prepare the leather jacket. To do this, take a sponge or towel and use your cleaner on its surface thoroughly. In case the jacket has a stain or oil, then target those spots first. Normally the cleaner is used all over the jacket.
For this, you may need to hang the jacket for a while. Firstly apply the colorant and then the textured conditioner. After that take the protection agent and gently apply it. If you think that the color and texture alone are suitable, the colorant and the conditioner won’t be necessary at all. All you need is the protection agent.
Finally, you to apply the selected dye using a sponge to the faded areas. After that move on to the other areas. A single coat would suffice, but if the jacket is old or heavily worn, go for two or three coats for saturating it completely. Before you apply the dye again, allow your jacket to dry. It is usually mentioned on the labeling of the colorant.
The conditioner will help to restore the softness and appearance of your faded leather jacket. You can pair it with a gloss finish. For applying the conditioner, use a sponge and then allow it to dry overnight. Better apply 2 or 3 coats before you finally hang your leather jacket for drying.
Finally, we’ll use the protecting agent. This helps to preserve the leather, and it comes in the form of creams, sprays, and liquids. For cream agents, use a small amount on the sponge and then gently apply it on the jacket in circular motions. For sprays evenly apply on the jack. Liquids should be applied in the same manner as cream agents. Don’t use too much of the protecting agent!
So, that’s all! Hope the guide was helpful. One thing to ensure that don’t use too much of any ingredient; else it may spoil your leather jacket. Keep it gentle and gradual.
This may sound as a mawkishly sentimental, but I always yearned for a leather jacket when I was a kid and by the time I had my wardrobe filled with a few stylish jackets, I didn’t have the slightest idea how to wear a leather jacket. While the fact that a few people with a cool looking body figure look very cool wearing a jacket, but I wasn’t that lucky.
Though it wasn’t hard, I managed to find some cool styles to wear a leather jacket. Well, surely a few attempts were quite ugly and ridiculous but then I finally hooked up with a few styles that I will be sharing with you in a while.
Honestly saying I’ve tried over 100+ different types of leather jackets. I know that sounds untrue, but when you are into something you just go crazy about it.
The grace of a leather jacket isn’t content with a motorcycle or cowboy style. There are many different attitudes you can adopt to enhance personal elegance and style.
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OK! Let’s hook up with 17 style tips on wearing a leather jacket.
2: Summertime! Try to pair your summer jumpsuit with your leather jacket. Black and brown colors fit perfect.
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Your clothing has a great impact in building your overall personality. A well stitched dress with accurate measurements is really important. If someone is conscious about his/her look and personality, he/she will never go for a readymade dress.
It has been observed that a custom stitched dress adds new charm to your personality. Do you consider it in your dressing…? If yes then how can you go for a readymade jacket which is not just a dress but your personality icon? Continue reading Why Custom Made Leather Jackets