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Common Questions | Leather jacket alterations - sleeves

Posted by Jeffrey Schwegmann on

Leathercareusa.com offers sleeve shortening for your suede and leather jacket. The most common question we receive is about the look of the garment. Everyone wants to retain the design/look of their sleeve. When we shorten the sleeves we can preserve the look. There are various methods to shorten the sleeve. We will select the method that will best preserve that look. All the methods are included in our service pricing. 

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Common Questions | Mold or mildew on leather garments

Posted by Jeffrey Schwegmann on

Leather jackets are not always lost to mold or mildew. In most cases, they can be restored with proper cleaning and treatment techniques. Leather is a natural product and therefore susceptible mold. Visit our site for tips and suggestions.

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The Gentrification of the Leather Jacket

Posted by Jeffrey Schwegmann on

The leather jacket is always a quotation, perhaps more than any other single piece of clothing.

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Salt Stains on Leather

Posted by Jeffrey Schwegmann on

Removing Road Salt Stains Salty water left from road treatment during snow storms can be devastating to leather and suede goods. Removing the salt from the leather is vital to keeping the leather or suede supple and soft.  It's easy to understand why salt damages leather. Salt is used to dry out leather in old world tanning techniques. So when it is left on leather garments, it will dry the essential oils from the hide and begin to pucker the garment. In some cases, this is reversible with cleaning and soaking in an oil and water solution. However, in many...

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Saddleback Leather Co

Posted by Jeffrey Schwegmann on

True Craftsman at Saddleback Leather Co creates some of my favorite leather goods. They have educational series about leather, the craft of leather making, and about different types of leather. I enjoy there products and their site, so I thought I would post about them here on our blog. Check them out, makes great gifts that are unique and American made. Here is a link to their educational page about leather. Here is a link to their home page.

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