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LEATHER CARE DO'S AND DONT'S

Few things possess the enduring qualities of leather,which is why leather gives us such lasting pleasure and satisfaction. In fact, if you take care of your leather investment, a high quality leather garment or accessory should improve with age and last for a very long time.

Keep in mind that regular use enhances the suppleness and appearance of your leather garment or accessory. So go ahead - wear your leather garments and carry your leather bags often, enjoying the beauty and sensuousness of leather through the years.

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Cleaning
i. Gently blot up liquid stains.
ii.
For spot cleaning and additional protection, use a leather protection and cleaning solution that has all of the items necessary to clean soiled areas and prevent staining. This applies to all leathers except suede and nubuck.

iii.
To maintain suede and nubuck, use a suede bar and brush to periodically lift the nap and brush away dirt and spots. In addition, use a Negro League Jacket distressed leather sleeve cloth that effectively picks up surface soil on suede leathers and renews suede's luxurious feeling and texture. For deeper soiling or water-based stains, a water-based product that cleans without solvents or harsh chemicals is preferred.
iv.
Visit a professional leather cleaning specialist for serious stains, such as food and beverages. Normal dry cleaning methods often use a cleaning fluid that draws natural oils out of leather. A leather cleaning specialist uses products and processes based on the type and condition of leather. In any case, it is best not to have your leather cleaned on a routine basis.

Embossed Negro League leather logo

LEATHER "DONT'S"

i. Don't use plastic bags or coverings for storing leather, because they can cause excessive drying. Instead, protect stored leather with cloth.
ii. Don't store leather in hot areas, such as attics, or damp areas, such as cellars.
iii. Don't place leather garments in direct sunlight or heat for prolonged periods of time.
iv. Never put leather in the dryer.
v. Don't keep heavy objects, such as key chains, in your pockets. Doing so will stretch the leather.
vi.
Don't apply pins, adhesive badges or tape to leather garments.
vii.
Don't use outdated leather care products. Cleaning fluids, shoe cream, saddle soap and mink oil that may have worked years ago can damage today's leather garments.
viii. Never use caustic household chemicals to clean leather. Also, avoid leather preparations that contain alcohol. Avoid turpentine and mineral spirits as they can pull color. # Use of mink oil or other animal fats will darken leather. Animal fat can also turn rancid, causing the stitching and leather to rot.

Rear Leather 75th Year  Anniversary Patch
 
Other Leather Care Tips:

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NLB-SHIRTS
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TEES & GOLF SHIRTS
Our NLB T's, all made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, are available in four basic styles. Or have your own Custom Golf Shirt made to order-Click here for more T-shirts .

LEATHER "DO'S"

Storage
i. Store your leather coat or jacket on a well-shaped wooden, plastic or padded hanger.
ii.
Remember that leather breathes - that's what keeps it soft and supple. Store leather in a well-ventilated, cool, dry place.
iii.
Keep in mind that wrinkles and Negro League Distressed Leather sleevecreases in leather and suede generally will hang out.

Protection and Care

iv.
Use a high quality water and stain repellent product to help prevent water stains and soiling. Apply immediately after purchasing your new leather accessory or garment and reapply as needed. Be sure the leather protector spray has a non-silicone base, because silicone will break down the natural oils that keep leather soft.
v.
Use a high quality leather lotion on a soft cloth to clean and moisturize your finished leather.



WET Jacket?

Instructions:

iii. Allow wet or damp leather to air-dry naturally away from any source of heat. Apply a little leather conditioner when the leather is nearly dry to restore flexibility. Follow this with a full conditioning treatment after the leather has completely air-dried. # To prevent mildew, protect leather from excessive humidity. In a dry environment, regularly condition the leather in order to prevent it from drying out and cracking.
If your garment has faux fur trim and the fur gets wet, dry it with a hair dryer set on the lowest temperature. Shake fur during the drying process-and also periodically during wear-to maximize appearance and ensure adequate loft.


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