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One of the most durable pieces of clothing you will ever own is a leather jacket. However, this does not mean they are not subject to wear and tear. And the most basic wear and tear on a leather jacket begins with wrinkles.
The most common case is a leather jacket being wrinkled from being folded and stored. And while many tend to ignore wrinkles on their jackets thinking it gives the jacket a vintage look, if you don't remove these wrinkles, they will soon affect the material. And before you know it a tear will appear and ruin your favorite jacket!
There are multiple cases where a leather jacket has ended up tearing due to non-maintenance. So, here are some quick and easy tips to get your leather jacket wrinkle-free in no time!
Leather jackets should never be ironed directly. The jacket will surely be damaged beyond repair if this is done. Cover the wrinkled area with a piece of cloth (linen or cotton), and iron slowly over it. Set the heat level between mid and low, and press softly on top of the cloth. Repeat this a few times and the wrinkles will have disappeared. Also, make sure not to spray water before ironing the leather jacket.
The wrinkles on your jacket can be removed with a steaming session if they are not too deep. You can hang the jacket in your bathroom, turn on the steam, and let it sit for a while. Make sure that no water touches the jacket. You can simply do this while taking a shower and your jacket will be as good as new. This is a great trick to have your jacket wrinkle-free and save money by not getting it steamed professionally.
Weight On Top & Hanging The Jacket With A Hanger
Prepare a flat, hard surface for laying out the jacket. Place something of heavy weight on top of the wrinkled portions with your fingers. Heavy books are a great option but you are free to use your imagination. Leave the jacket in this state overnight and by morning the wrinkles will have all disappeared.
While the leather is still fresh, it needs to breathe. Hanging a leather jacket for a while helps in removing the wrinkles. As the jacket ages, it will only get better and better.