Last year and this year I added three leather jackets. I wanted them and finally got them. All of them are sheep skin.
First one is a Massimo Dutti. The leather feels nice, soft and fits really nice.
The second one is a brand from Mexico, which they specialize only in leather.
And the third one is from the same manufacturer.
Picked up the Simmons Bilt today. Bless their hearts, their customs documentation resulted in zero customs, duties or taxes
It is a heavy beast that will take some breaking in. The bison is robust. Fucker can stand on its own
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Looks better when the leather pull tabs are removed. Locharron signature wool lining.
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Side pocket & grain detail
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Large internal cotton-lined chest pocket inside pocket on left
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Cotton lined sleeve with wool inner storm cuff
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Sleeves & waist were bang on to the measurements that I sent in. Meant to sit just below belt. No back shot but it ends just about the rear pockets
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Are the two from the Mexican maker reasonably priced?
Yup. Considering the $USD/MXN rate it's a bargain and since they made everything in here and the raw materials are also local, it's a lot more cheaper. A lot of brands from here, like for example Cuadra (the shoemaker) is the source of the croc hides to Gucci. And even better, I got these two in a promotion, 2x1, so I paid $5,300 pesos for both of them that is $289.22 dollars.
Regular price is $5,300 ($289.22) for the burgudy one and $3,800 ($207.36) for the brown one.
Yes, some kind of conditioner every now and then would be good. Mostly just leave it alone. You don't need to clean it unless it gets filthy dirty or you fall in the mud.Hey guys,
Now that I have some leather jackets, I know they should be clean professionally but I want to ask, is there something I should do with them to maintain them? Like for example with shoes, we use a lot of stuff to keep them, at least conditioner and cream, is there something like this for leather jackets?
Also I read that if you don't have propper hangers it's better to roll them and store them in a drawer?
Yes, some kind of conditioner every now and then would be good. Mostly just leave it alone. You don't need to clean it unless it gets filthy dirty or you fall in the mud.
Hang it anywhere. You're thinking of sweaters that you roll, not leather.
What conditioner would be good?
Don't worry about it. Do nothing.
If years from now it is drying out use Pecard's or Lexol.
Here is how the Smithsonian cares for their historical garments