Revamping Leather.

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Linzechris

Revamping Leather.

I have a lovely soft leather jacket that I love (black). However, it is starting to look a bit worn and faded and not nearly so smart. Has anyone got any ideas on how I can make it look new again or will I have to let the charity shop have it and try to find a new one?

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Darkginger

Revamping leather

You could try saddle soap (as in what people use on saddles - available in equestrian supply places). Works a treat on horse tack to make it soft and flexible, so might do equally good stuff for your jacket. I happen to think it smells wonderful, too :)

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sandra

Leather

Yep, saddle soap is brilliant and will help but it needs to be used throughout a garments life ideally.

How have you cared for it thus far ?

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Linzechris

Revamping Leather.

To be honest I haven't really. Just sent it to the cleaners a few times and it does come back looking nice but now the black is fading here and there. The leather isn't cracking or anything it is just fading. I thought if I put shoe polish on it there would be a danger of it coming off and staining. It is also matt rather than shiny. I bought it in M&S some years ago now and it was always quite smart but now is looking past its sell by if you know what I mean!

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sandra

Leather

Well, it's still worth a go with the old saddle soap I'd say - damn sight cheaper than a new jacket !

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Linzechris

Revamping Leather

True, I've nothing to lose! Thanks to you both for the tip!

 
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