Hey everyone! So I know there are definitely two camps on here when it comes to jacket treatment; one camp (and probably the bigger camp based on my reading) would never even consider aiding in the ageing of a leather jacket or deliberately advancing its worn and torn appearance. The other camp MAY have some ideas and info. Now I want to be very clear because a google search usually brings up results on how to make your jacket a post-apocalyptic costume - that is NOT what I'm asking about. I'm asking about how a mere consumer/jacket enthusiast who likes to buy custom-made jackets from the best makers, can potentially get their jackets looking amazingly distressed like a RRL or an LVC jacket might do. I had this jacket (which I've just given to my dad because it didn't fit me well enough in the way that I like) from RRL and it's distressing is gorgeous! And it's a brand new jacket! The few times I wore it I got compliments every time. I don't want to wait 30 years for it to look that amazing. And brands like RRL prove you technically don't have to. But how the hell do they do it?! How come there's no info about the processes that these brands use to age their garments? I know a bit about sandblasting. But surely there are workers out there who are responsible for distressing these jackets that would be willing to divulge the secrets. Obviously I've done the usual things that get recommended for accelerating the breaking in like wearing it wet, dabbling with different leather balms and moisturising treatments adn even testing out small areas with fine sandpaper. These things can definitely help soften up a jacket and help it shape to you, but there's not much reliable info out there on how to get it looking like the above jacket - with areas of lightness and darkness etc. in a realistic way. Just thought I'd ask TFL about this as there are likely more learned people than me on here who have experimented and researched.