4 myths about leather

4 Myths About Leather Jackets

Posted: 22nd February 2016 in ,

Myth #1: Leather Jackets Can’t Be Repaired

Truth: You can’t repair leather yourself. Well, there are a variety of “leather repair kits” on the market, but we wouldn’t recommend them if you want the best results. Instead, you can go find your nearest leather worker/mender. These people specialise in repairing leather (although normally of the furniture variety), and can have your leather looking as good as new in no time.

Myth #2: Leather Is Really Hot In The Summer

Truth: Real leather is breathable, and adjusts more quickly to changes in the weather than any other material. Even in the hottest summer, a leather jacket won’t leave you gasping for air. It’s once you start introducing thick sheepskin linings that leather jackets get really warm.

In short, leather jackets are warm in the winter, but cool in the summer.

Myth #3: Leather Can’t Be Cleaned

Truth: Whilst it’s true that leather is much more difficult to clean than most fabrics, and that there are various precautions you may need to take depending on the type of leather you’re looking to clean, it is possible.

There are a variety of cleaning products (and methods) available online, designed specifically for the cleaning and maintenance of leather jackets. If you want to know more about maintaining your jacket, give us a call. Our team will be happy to help.

Myth #4: Leather Is Less Durable Than Modern Fabrics

Truth: Because of the difficulties of cleaning leather jackets, and the precautions you need to take in order to maintain them, it is a common misconception that leather is not as durable as other fabrics. This is not true. Most of the problems associated with the durability of leather can be accounted to the overabundance of faux leather jackets that are readily available. Cracks and peeling are much more common in a faux leather jacket than the real thing. As long as you look after your leather jacket, it can remain in top shape for years and years.

If you want to know more about the difference between the two, check out our blog, “Genuine Leather Vs. Faux Leather”.