A Remedy for Wrinkled Leather?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by TheMarriedHermit, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. TheMarriedHermit

    TheMarriedHermit One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Every once in a while I come across a great jacket at a very good price, but with wrinkles in the leather. The one pictured here may be an extreme example, but it aroused my curiosity as to whether there is some remedy or treatment for the problem.
    Is there one? 2.jpg 3.jpg
     
  2. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,442
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Not really. If it's not creased, it can smooth out some. But creases and stretching tend to be permanent in leather.

    One remedy is to roll the leather in every direction, effectively creasing it in every direction and at all points, so that they mutually cancel each other out. That can give a smoother, if rumpled appearance, but the color loss in the original creases will still be more apparent.
     
  3. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,797
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    I would bet most of that would resolve with some wear.. body heat and stretching with movement would make things ( mostly) right
     
    TheMarriedHermit likes this.
  4. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

    Messages:
    5,193
    Location:
    South of Nashville
    Them is some serious wrinkles.

    One thing you might try is to get it wet and then do as @Guppy suggested above.
     
    TheMarriedHermit likes this.
  5. Carlos840

    Carlos840 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,634
    Location:
    London
    I had a used jacket turn up looking slightly less wrinkled.
    I washed it in the tub and let it dry on coat hanger and it got rid of 95% of wrinkles.
    A few coats of pecards and the jacket basically smoothed out completely.
     
  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,693
    Location:
    Missing in action
  7. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,427
    Location:
    Australia
    Seconded - I've always soaked my jackets- wrinkles go away. You can give the jacket a little stretch as they dry to help flatten the leather. The drying may take several days - do not use any heat just air dry (home heating is fine).
     
  8. TheMarriedHermit

    TheMarriedHermit One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Nope. Know your machinery--that's an industrial pizza dough roller, thin crust application.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
    jonesy86 likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.