Did wreck my brand new leather jacket?

Discussion in 'Forum Questions / Problems' started by Misfer, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Misfer

    Misfer New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to this whole leather jackets thing. About 5 or 6 months ago I bought a great leather jacket. It's the lark leather jacket from All Saints. It cost me about $500. It's 100% goat leather. Unfortunately, I bought it at the end of the winter and didn't have a chance to wear it, so I decided to keep it in my closet until next season. I looked up online "how to properly store a leather jacket" and I found a video on Youtube of this lady saying that you need a garment bag, so I bought these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077QY17MR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    These bags are made from polyester or plastic, but they're breathable. My jacket has been in one of those garment bags for 6 months. I don't know what it looks like now because I'm not home.

    I'm really mad right now. It's my first leather jacket and I didn't even have a chance to wear it!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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  2. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Well-Known Member

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    So, what’s the problem actually?
     
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  3. Misfer

    Misfer New Member

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    The title?
     
  4. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I don’t get it.
     
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  5. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    If you are asking if your jacket is ruined because you kept it in a semi breathable bag for 6 months the answer would be “no”. While not ideal to store leather in such a bag, more than likely your leather jacket was chrome tanned so it’s actually more stout and can handle a bit of neglect better than veg tanned leather.

    Now, if you’d introduce yourself I think you’d get more of a welcome.
     
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  6. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    That‘s one weird thread ...
     
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  7. Lebowski

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    One more...
     
  8. Misfer

    Misfer New Member

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    If you don't understand the question, ask me. Thanks anyway for your completely useless comments.
     
  9. Southoftheborder

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    So what exactly is the question?
     
  10. D97x7

    D97x7 Well-Known Member

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    It's a little difficult for anyone here to tell if you've ruined your jacket if you haven't even seen it yourself.
     
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  11. Tommy

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  13. Pilot

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    You are welcome..Not only you may have ruined your jacket...but with a few of your words you ruined youself here...
     
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  14. Carl

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    So, you stored your jacket for 6 months , is that correct ? If it was a vintage jacket i sort of could understand your worry , but as its a new jacket , i dont see the problem ? but please enlighten us .

    Carl
     
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  15. jeremiah

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    At worst you will have a plastic smelling jacket for a while till it airs out.
     
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  16. Skyhawk

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    Maybe there was mold?
    Of course I am just speculating :D
     
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  17. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Please guys, don't get into another excrutiatingly embarrassing thread.............unless you think we need a new home page?
    Might I suggest this one.........

    VLJ.jpg
     
  18. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of the coversation in a Glasgow pub after a hard fought Old Firm Match

    Ned 1............Are You looking at my Burd?
    Ned 2............Nuh!
    Ned 1.............Why not?.......... do you think she's a Minger?

    Everyone's a loser!
     
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  19. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    I’m lost again.
     
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  20. Edward

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    yes. yes you wrecked it by not wearing it. not wearing a leather jacket is abusing a leather jacket. love your jacket. wear your jacket even if it means turning on your air conditioner and wearing it while (whilst?) watching TV. the next best thing you can do to care for your jacket is to wad it up and toss it on the couch next to you. treat it like a baseball glove. put it where you can see it and admire it and feel bad that you can't wear it. don't pack it away. don't put it in a storage bag. you paid $500 to hide it away? hang it on the back of your chair, throw it on your bed, hug it, squeeze it and call it George!
    yes, you wrecked your jacket but its not too late. take it out of its body bag and give it some kind of dignity you leather abusing perp! :p
     
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