Leather has to be one of the strongest and long lasting fabrics in fashion. Boots, bags, belts and wallets. They are all durable and last for a very long time. If taken care of correctly and passionately. When treated regularly, your leather will last for many, many years.
Although leather is a thick and heavy material, it isn’t always rain or dirt proof. If you want to keep your leather drainage free or last longer, you might want to use a waterproof spray. Applying the spray to your leather product will ensure a longer lifeline and a better quality over time. It doesn’t only protect yourself from rain, it also protects the piece itself from dirt or other stains. No matter how cautious we tend to be carrying our favorite accessories, we all spill some coffee here and there…
If waterproof spray isn’t your thing, you can also treat leather with a greasy crème. After application, the greasy coat will repel any substance that may come in contact with the garment. It also hydrates the leather beautifully, keeping it in a constant amazing condition whilst adding a nice sheen to the surface.
Want to know exactly what kind of cream your leather needs? Take a look in your bathroom cabinet and take a pick! You can use sun lotion, body cream or any other cream that has reached its expiration date. Usually, the creams hydrate your skin, but they can do the same to leather. Make sure to pre-swatch the cream in question on your beloved leather item. Just to make sure they are compatible.
DRY BY AIR
And when everything does go wrong… Heavy rainfall whilst riding on your bike with your brand-new leather boots… The very best way is too let your boots dry by air in an open space. Do not put them near a radiator. It might damage the surface.
Not using your leather items frequently? Store them away in a dark place, preferably in a shoe box or a cotton dust bag. When you purchase a new leather item, one of those usually arrive with the package. Don’t have a fancy dust bag that came with a vintage piece? You can make one yourself! Re-use one of your old cotton t-shirts or old bed sheets and make your own dust bag.
In desperate need of professional care? Take your leather item to a bootmaker or leather specialist. They know (most of the time) exactly what your item needs and can give you some additional advice.