Taking a few easy steps to care for your jacket properly is highly recommended. You want this piece to last as long as possible, and the good news is there are tons of products out there which will keep your jacket looking perfect for years to come.
Waterproofing - While you may not be able to control the rain, you can control the amount of water damage on your new jacket. If your jacket is not already pre-treated, I recommended picking up a waterproofing spray to seal your jacket and keep those pesky raindrops away. It will help prevent future staining as well.
Tip:Try going with a silicon-based polymer spray.
Polish - While polish can bring the shine back into your leather jacket, it’s best to be used sparingly and on rare occasions. Overusing polish can harm or dull the color, I would recommend doing a small patch test as well.
Tip:Only use on smooth leather, and never on suede or leather with a fuzzy texture.
Damp cloth -Do you live in an area with sleet and snow? If so, this trick will save you in the winter. Have you ever had white salt deposits appear on your leather jacket during the cold weather months? To remove simply take a soft damp cloth and rub over the affected spots.
Tip: Apply a very small amount of conditioner to the spots after cleaning.
Conditioner - The purpose of conditioning your leather is to prevent any dryness. However, don’t overdo it with this product as it may start to change the color of your jacket. For your best bet only apply when you feel like your jacket is becoming a bit stiff.
Tip: Only do this about once every 6 months
Sunlight/heat - Try your best to keep your leather jackets away from the sun’s damaging rays during storage to prevent fading. If your jacket happens to get wet I know while it may be tempting to place it in front of a radiator or even use a hair dryer, try to wait it out, even if takes a couple of days to avoid any shrinking.
Tip: Never place leather in the washing machine or dryer