I have a 141 in Brown that I bought this past fall. I love this jacket and it has become my go to piece for motorcycle riding because of its great fit and wind blocking abilities (and it looks awesome). With spring warming up I've had to start frequently clean the bugs off my jacket.
I've only been using water and a microfiber to clean my jacket, but I had a trouble spot the other week and had to be a little more forceful to rub the bugs and dirt off in one area. This past weekend I was out riding again when my buddy pointed to my jacket and asked what happened. I took a closer look and it seems I might have rubbed the leather a little too hard on the shoulder where the trouble spot was. The area had lightened up and it was a little more noticeable in the bright sun.
Anybody have any suggestions how I might be able to restore some of the discoloration/fading? I've seen mink oil recommended, but I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with this. This jacket is still really new to me and although I know it will wear and fade in certain areas over time I want it to patina naturally. I definitely want to maintain this great looking investment for many years to come and caution others especially motorcycle riders about applying too much pressure when they're cleaning their jackets.