HOW TO KEEP YOUR ARMOR SHINING
When it comes to caring for leather, it’s important to remember that it has a life of its own. It breathes, it wrinkles, and, most of all, it’s meant to age. ¶ So keeping your leather jacket kicking shouldn’t feel like plastic surgery. Clean it with a damp cloth when it gets dirty, and if it gets wet, let it dry naturally. Condition it every three to six months to keep it from drying out (use saddle soap or a leather conditioner), and give it a polish when it’s looking drab. ¶ Most of all, let your leather breathe. Waterproofing products can suffocate its natural absorbency, so opt for a water-resistant protectant instead. And if you’re storing it, don’t body-bag it. Put it in fabric and give it some air when you can. ¶ Aging gracefully isn’t about masking gray hairs or wrinkles; it’s about embracing them. Same goes for a few scuffs on your leather jacket. Just ditch the leather pants if you haven’t already.