Any help greatly appreciated.
I assume you are in the UK ,there is a company that restores Irvins they also clean them . I will try and research the company name for you . Me I am not an expert in sheepskin jackets and would not be able to advise you .No not yet but I do plan to. Since these pictures were taken I've given it a spot clean with warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap as advised online, and then treated it with Pecards. How should I be cleaning it?
Dish soap is not the best stuff to use as it will dry out the fleece. The best stuff to use is a product called Eucalan. It contains lanolin which is found naturally in sheep fleece. So this will help to restore the natural oils. It can be found at wool knitting type stores.No not yet but I do plan to. Since these pictures were taken I've given it a spot clean with warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap as advised online, and then treated it with Pecards. How should I be cleaning it?
Definitely no heavy fleece jackets should be on a hanger. Even maybe WW2 A-2's as it just adds stress to the shoulders. Finally took mine off a hanger in the closet after a dozen years of owning it and put it in in a drawer with a suit sip up cover on it. The three largest drawers of my pine chest of drawers have a jacket per drawer. I hear cedar drawers are even better as it keeps out the moths all together, but if you put a zip up suit cover on it, should be fine.Hi Jason
Just one suggestion if I may.,.... take your jacket off of that hanger. Eventually over time ,the weight of the jacket on that hanger, will cause the shoulders to weaken and tear the hide. You’re better off just laying the jacket out some place .
My missus, as probably most women, has a ludicrous amount of clothes and under the bed is already already crammed with (her) clothes storage boxes. I have asked her to have a sort out out though and make some room which she said she is actually doing as we speak... so we shall see when I get home from work tonight around 11. Fingers crossed as would like to be able to store it correctlyLay it under the bed?