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Leather Jacket Protector
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I just bought the Men's Vintaged Cowhide Perfecto Asymmetrical Motorcycle Jacket PER 2 and I want to put a leather protector on it. What kind of leather protector does Schott recommend for this kind of jacket? Thanks for your time!
Gail on 11/18/13 at 08:07 AM

We actually recommend nothing to be put on the jacket. If you feel you need to put something on the leather, we would only recommend Saddle Soap for a light cleaning or Mink Oil to keep the leather moist and conditioned. 

Caution: These products may cause shading or cause the leather to darken, this is the reason we do not like to recommend a product for leather. Certain products can cause the leather to become stiff as they are coating the leather. Never use a protect that contains silicone or a water repellent product as this seals the leather. Leather needs to breath, these products will cause the leather to become dry and rot.  When applying any product to leather always test the product first on a none visibly area for any discoloration, shading, spotting or darkening of the leather. Never cover any leather jacket with plastic as the leather needs to breath. If the jacket becomes wet, wipe the jacket down removing the excess water and hang to air dry. In addition we recommend that the jacket be periodically professional clean and conditioned, this helps the leather from drying and the stitches and linings from deteriorating from dirt and sweat.

Gail

swaggerisaliability on 11/24/13 at 12:46 PM

Hi Gail, what exactly does conditioning a leather jacket entail? Can this be done by ourselves or does it need to be done by a professional? Thanks in advance.

Gail on 11/25/13 at 07:44 AM

Leather can dry out especially as the jacket gets older. We only recommend  you do a light conditioning on a jacket to keep the leather conditioned with wear. When leather becomes dry then it needs professional help.Gail