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Leather treatment and expectations

Superkav

New in Town
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Hi all

I've had this 30+ year old Aero HWM for just over a month now and although it's in, what I consider to be, excellent condition it's definitely got signs of age.
The yoke across the back has a lot of scuff marks/heavy patina but I'm more concerned with the edges of the seams. Nearly every seam has lost the top layer and is dry raw leather, particularly at the zip edges.
I like the aesthetic but I'm worried that these areas will be a weak point to further dry and maybe crack, especially as I've worn it more in the last month than it's been worn in over 20 years.
If I use a treatment should I focus purely on these areas or treat the whole jacket?
Will a treatment restore any of the colour? (I'm not bothered if it does or doesn't)
I've never treated any leather before so just looking for info from someone who has
 

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Daniel Veit

One of the Regulars
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Just use a touch of urad. That will restore the protective top layer.
If you want to use it on the whole jacket, consider using a conditioner first if the jacket appears to be dry.
 

Marc mndt

I'll Lock Up
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Beautiful, that's the kind of wear you want. Nothing to worry about but if you do want to use some product on it I'd give it a very thin coat of Obenaufs.
 

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