This is day one of soaking in the sun
Well that definitely answers one question for so please explain should I use a wet rag or damp rag and do I let it air dry or wet rag then let it soak up sonLovely jacket. I'm four years into my journey. I recommend giving it a wipe down with water initially, otherwise you'll find the endless random waterdrop stains will drive you nuts.
Ok that makes sense I already got a mark on it that drove me insane so trying to learn as much as I canI used a sponge and some tepid water. I just let it air dry, mainly in the sun when possible. Here's a few pics from back in the day. It's darker now and has a lot more marks. You have to develop a relaxed attitude to getting marks and smudges on it btw. It's that new guitar thing: the first time you get a knock or a scratch, it's like a death in the factory. After that, you learn to live with it.
Yes same has happened to me I just now gave it a soak with damp cloth now letting it dry do you have a repeat system for this or just a one Tim soak and the rest just sunThe soaking and tanning turns it a honey colour, which help soften any marks. I almost ditched mine when I got a smudge on the chest pockets from a shoulder strap. Once I'd calmed down, I set about the soaking and tanning (in the sense of a sun tan, if you get me), and the marks faded into the overall look of the jacket. After a while it takes on a really cool sheen. It's the jacket I get the most compliments on.
Done deal your jacket looks beautiful I hope we can get people to post there jackets here and possibly help by sharing info like this thank youI did two or three times, with an air-dry in between. It will only darken to a certain point initially, tbh. After that, you just need to wear and not worry about it.
Stunning jacket! I received my Nat. Vicenza Aero Type III back in early May. I gave it a brief 3 hour sun bath - 1.5 hr per front/back. It did darken a bit. Way too hot here to wear outside but I do wear for a few hours now and then to help break it in more. The Natural Vicenza is amazing and yours is a testament to how the leather can transition into a beautiful jacket over time.Here you go: