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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!

Restoring the Color of Leather Jacket

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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!

  • Firstly check the description of your leather jacket.
  • Buy a Cleaner that cleans dirt, oils, remove stains and prepares the leather for restoration.
  • A colorant that will help to repair the discolorations and also restore the color.
  • A conditioner that restores the shine soften the leather and improves its texture.
  • Finally, we need a protection agent that protects the cracking, makes the leather waterproof and extends its life.

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.

Using Leather Cleaner

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.

Restoring the Color

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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.

Working with the Colorant

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.

Using Conditioner

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.

Protecting Agent

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.

Can’t wait more…?

OK! Let’s hook up with 17 style tips on wearing a leather jacket.

17 Cool Tips on Wearing a Leather Jacket

1: Let’s try an insane glam outfit. Go for an all-black ensemble! The zip of your jacket remains open. Try a jacket that is fit with the shape of your body.

 

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2: Summertime! Try to pair your summer jumpsuit with your leather jacket. Black and brown colors fit perfect.

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3: In Winter, wear your leather jacket over a nice looking shirt. It helps to maintain the style and keep you extra warm.

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4: Women should give a try by pairing their leather jacket over a pleated maxi shirt. Doesn’t it look nice?

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5: An oversized sweater could spoil your outfit. Spicing it up with your leather jacket and boots could give out a nice appearance.

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6: Layering your jacket over a plaid shirt with a nice combination of ankle boots could give you a killer look.

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7: How about trying it with a skirt? Make sure you buy a pretty small sized jacket that matches perfectly with your midi skirt. AH! Don’t forget the ankle boots.

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8: I’ve always enjoyed the combination a leather jacket with cameo pants. It makes you look extra tough.

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9: Not to mention that a killer jeans, a nice necklace with a sleek and shiny leather jacket are one of the best combinations.

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10: For maxi lovers, if you never thought of pairing it with a leather jacket, here is a great idea for you.

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11: While I’ve never focused much on the casual outfit, but this one with leggings and knee-high boots and a lovely scarf around the neck with a jacket makes you look unique.

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12: A white dress, with black tights, combat boots, and a black leather jacket is worth mentioning here.

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13: I had to agree that wearing a leather jacket over a skirt and sweater gives you a cool and professional look.

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14: A lovely skirt with a tank top in the fall with the addition of tights and a killer jacket could turn you into a rock star.

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15: If you don’t want to be much sophisticated then here is a simple and easy idea to stay in style. A dark colored dress, tights, cute scarf, and a leather jacket.

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16: You can add boots, scarf with a long skirt and a loose leather jacket for a unique touch.

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17: Finally, wearing a leather jacket with a feminine printed tank top and tight jeans can give a stunning casual look.

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If you are going to buy a leather jacket for you, then take a moment to select the right leather for your jacket. Usuallyhides people don’t pay much attention on the skin type and for most of the people a leather jacket is just a leather jacket. But you will be taping your back after some time if you pay attention on the type of skin for your leather jacket.

If you think that all the leather comes from the cow then you are absolutely wrong. Right now following types of skins are being used by major leather jacket producers: Continue reading Tips for Selecting The Right Skin For Your Leather Jacket

I am sure that you would be more conscious about your leather jacket in your wardrobe. And you should definitely be after all it would be the most costly item among other cloth accessories. Especially when you have a tailor made leather jacket, you cannot afford the risk of losing it. Here I am going to reveal three very easy tips which will extend the life of your leather jackets.

  1. Protect your leather jacketstain-protector

As you wear leather jacket above all other clothes, it is mostly exposed to the dust, fumes and water and weather hardness. So it is advisable to use some stain or water protector before wearing it. These protectors are easily available in the market at really low cost (starting from $4). Although these protectors are well tested but I would advise you to use it a very small part of the jacket firstly Continue reading Extend the life of your leather jacket

Rider Jackets for bikers

Rider Jackets for bikers is popular among motorcyclists as it has emerged as an image which comes to the mind motorcycle-jacketwhen listen the word “Motorcyclist”. The style of Rider jackets got popular when it was firstly worn by Marlon Brando in movie The Wild Ones. After that it has become the icon for the culture. Continue reading Rider Jackets for bikers

Your clothing has a great impact in building your overall personality. A well stitched dress with accurate Jack-Reacher-Jacketmeasurements 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