INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LEATHER JACKET
Updated: Jun 17, 2022
Manufacturers use many types of leather to produce leather jackets. Most of them may have different finishes, their skin may have different textures. So despite the use of one type - we can have many varieties due to the way of the trip. The choice of leather and its quality is extremely important when making a purchase, although it is a matter that will rather interest people who want to spend really high amounts on a leather jacket. Our appearance depends on the type of leather and its quality, it determines how the jacket will fit us not only now - but also in decades, the pleasure of using it depends on it, which means something completely different for everyone. We distinguish generally: Cowhide, horse leather. Strong, very durable, hard and hard to "break - broken-in" (colloquially speaking - the jacket takes the shape of its owner for quite a long period of time). Formerly, they were used very often due to the above-mentioned features and were used for the production of purely functional jackets, before their increase in popularity and entering the "fashion" when durability was more important than comfort and appearance. Calf skin. It is also strong, durable and requires breaking by the owner, but slightly softer, more pleasant to the touch than the above-mentioned cattle. Lamb skin. The skin is absolutely delicate, sometimes impossible to distinguish from polyurethane, especially for a layman. It resembles silk coated with an undefined substance, which is why it is not liked by everyone and finds both its ardent supporters and opponents. The skin is relatively thin, usually glossy. Very easy to use, it does not require a tedious process of adjusting to the body of the wearer, the skin seems to "run", which does not have to be the case, but you have to remember about it when making a purchase. Goat leather. Quite soft, with clearly visible pores and the "grain" of the skin. People usually place its softness between lamb and veal. Pig skin. Quite thin, but very durable, with visible pores. And many others that it makes no sense to mention or I am not able to mention them in any way. Crocodiles, lizards, alligators and other animals are part of this otherwise exclusive group. A substitute for skin. So loudly called ecological leather, plastic, mostly coated with polyester or viscose. In general, the difference cannot be noticed, because the polyurethane cover effectively blocks all possibilities of heat transfer, even of natural cotton. Absolutely avoid on all fronts, I support my words with experience. It is not leather, which must be remembered.
HOW TO CARE FOR THE LEATHER JACKET - WHAT TO BE CAREFUL IN ORDER TO KEEP THE PERFECT APPEARANCE OF THE LEATHER CLOTHING?
The skin does not like water, more precisely its excess and soaking. It is very difficult to restore it to its original state after soaking, and it often turns out to be impossible. Therefore, it is not recommended to use leather clothing in the rain. However, if it happens that the leather gets wet, it must not be dried on a radiator or exposed to too high temperature. Such drying causes deformation of the cut and deformation. And just hang it on a hanger and wait for it to dry at room temperature.
Washing or drying in a washing machine is absolutely not recommended - such activities damage the leather and tan, causing irreversible damage and discoloration. Too high temperature and direct exposure to strong sunlight for a long time are also not advisable and can lead to slow fading of the color after a long time. You also need to be careful with dust because once it has penetrated the material, it is difficult to remove and clean
Another aspect that you need to be careful about when using leather clothes are all kinds of juice, drink and food stains. However, if we happen to get stains on our favorite jacket, then in this case we have to react quickly, because if such a stain dries up, it will be practically impossible to remove. It is also worth mentioning that spraying with perfumes or exposing the skin to other alcohol and solvent based agents will irreversibly discolor the skin.