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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Feb 12, 2017.
Shucks, y’all. That would’ve fit me, too.
Joxi...do not be scared.
This one looked just about like that one! Not kidding!
One slather with Pecards made ALL the diff!
That’s one cooool jacket!
Ps: looks like a Windward but no label. Idk
Nice! Get that thing in the tub!
It looks a lot like a windward, but i don't know if other brands did similar jackets.
Woah, gorgeous jacket Bowen!
Thanks a bunch for the tip :]
I've yet to try Pecards, so this would
be the perfect opportunity to give it
Will do Carlos! Been fantasising about
cleaning this one. What's your usual
Couple of inches of lukewarm water in the tub, a couple table spoons of Lexol leather cleaner in the water, rub all over with a soft brush or soft scrub sponge (put a bit more Lexol on there to). Agitate a little.
Repeat if water is gross, when clean, rinse by agitating in fresh water, change the water a couple times.
Dry flat on a rack on top of a towel as so:
When mostly dry (2 to 3 days) stick it on a wide hanger, shape the collars to your liking and let fully dry (2 to 3 days again).
I then like to apply 2 or 3 thin coats of Pecard's, letting it soak 24h in between.
I polish the final coat down with a humid cloth.
Got this used for around £80. It’s made by Phigvel which is a brand that I wish was more available in the west. My first half-belt style jacket! Not leather but i think it looks interesting. I seriously hope it fits!
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I would kill for that! Well maybe not kill but definitely maim. Great score man. I’ve wanted a wool HB like that for a long while. I look forward to the pics!
Very nice. Reminiscent of something like the SJC 33 jacket (though in a plainer cloth). I like the simplicity - and the leather halfbelt is a lovely, simple detail. A very wearable, very classic jacket - and sometimes it's nice to wear something other than leather. Enjoy it!
Man if it doesn’t reek I’d leave it be!! That jacket has a lifetime of gorgeous, hard earned patina that Pecards will wipe away. If it’s not dried out or smelling like garbage...just let all those years shine through on their own.
Would you use this method on a jacket with quilted lining? Or a wool lining? Looks like @Joxi ‘s jacket has a wool lining and wool or possibly a mouton collar.
Personally, I’d still apply some leather dressing. It will help restore some color and protect it from flaking or cracking but it will still have plenty of cool patina. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out after whatever action is taken.
I’ve actually found the opposite to be true. You start rubbing pecards all over it and the top layer gets rubbed off right along with it. Looks all shiny and new for a day or two, then you’ve just exacerbated the very thing you were trying to eliminate. Which I don’t understand anyway. I suppose if you are REALLY gentle with it. Cracked leather won’t heal with pecards. I’ve actually noticed that Vaseline does the best job with cracked leather. Doesn’t fix it but it helps contain the damage.
Nothing fixes cracked leather. I meant that if the leather is dried out but not cracked, leather dressing may do it some good—keep it supple before it has a chance to flake/crack. Hard to say without actually seeing the jacket in question but anything that old and faded is likely as dry as the Sahara.
I have done this to my Apparel Annex, it has a quilted linning, everything was fine.
Never tried it with a wool lining, but i think it woud be fine, this is how people wash casmere jumpers!
All i would change with a wool lining is i would use cold water and keep the agitation to a minimum.
No idea about mutton collar, i have never washed fleece, but i don't see how it wold be different.
I just put them in the washing machine on a short, cold cycle. What could possibly go wrong?
I washed a vtg jacket with a mouton collar once. Was pretty much a vtg jacket without a mouton collar afterwards. I'm careful with what I put in my washer since..
I would just handwash Joxis jacket. Mouton collar and wool lining can be fairly sensible. Cold water, some Lexol Cleaner. Once dry, the leather will feel stiff and brittle, use Lexol conditioner to soften it up again.
Quilted lining is synthetic. It's fine washing it, even if it's the older kind that has real wool backing. Newer quilted linings all have synthetic fibre backing. I've machine washed three leather jackets with quilted lining. No harm done.
Fleece lining... Another story. If it's a synthetic fleece, the sort denim truckers are lind with, then it's perfectly safe to wash it. If it's real sheepskin, I wouldn't do it. Might end up with bald spots or start falling apart.
If I'm seeing things right, what's happening with Joxi's jacket is that the finish is peeling off. Happens often on vtg jackets. Not much can be done about it but technically, that's not necessarily indicative of a dry/cracking leather. It's for the most part just dye.
I am a weak, weak man.
Is that the $90 one? Among the nicest I've seen. Seems extremely heavy too! Please tell me p2p indeed is 21"!
Different one. Pit to pit in my wheelhouse at 23/24. I agree about the leather— this looks like my heavier ones. Fingers crossed.