Cleaning and Care for Jackets

For Wool Jackets:

1. Brushing:

Gently brush your jacket with a soft suede brush or lint brush after wearing to remove surface soil and lint.

2. Hanging:

Hang wool jackets on a sturdy, broad hanger in plastic between uses. Ensure good airflow to prevent crumpling.

3. Spill Handling:

Immediately blot spills on wool with absorbent cloths; avoid rubbing. For pigmented spills, consult a professional after blotting.

4. Dry Cleaning:

Professionally dry-clean wool jackets at the beginning and end of the season, or as needed based on use.

5. Seasonal Storage:

Store wool jackets in a breathable garment bag with mothballs or cedar chips to prevent infestations.

6. Ironing:

Avoid ironing if possible. If wrinkles persist, iron on a cool setting with a protective sheet or pillowcase.

For Wool/Leather Jackets:

1. Cleaning:

Brush softly to remove dirt and dust. Clean cowhide leather with a dampened sponge or cloth in circular motions.

2. Leather Care:

Apply leather lotion on sleeves and trim in small circles. Dry leather gently with a soft cloth.

3. Inner Lining:

Use a moist baby wipe to clean the inner lining of your Letterman jacket.

For Wool/Faux Leather Jackets:

1. Cleaning:

Fill a bowl with warm, soapy water. Dip a soft-bristled brush and gently clean vinyl sleeves.

2. Rinsing and Drying:

Rinse sleeves with a wet cloth and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

For Satin Jackets:

1. Machine Washing:

Machine wash on permanent press cycle with warm water.

2. Drying:

Dry on low heat or air dry on a clothesline. Remove promptly and hang to avoid creases.

3. Ironing (if necessary):

If needed, use a warm iron on satin jackets.

Storing Your Jacket:

1. Choosing Storage Space:

Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight, moths, and insects.

2. Hanging or Rolling:

Hang the jacket to prevent permanent creases, or if not possible, roll it starting at the neckline.

Additional Tips for Cowhide Leather:

1. Regular Maintenance:

Clean with leather lotion every month or two, depending on usage.

2. Pocket Care:

Avoid overloading pockets and empty them when not in use.

3. Ventilation:

Keep the jacket in a ventilated room, covered with a breathable garment bag or cloth to protect from dust and avoid plastic bags.

4. Long-Term Storage:

If not worn for an extended period, lay the jacket down, ideally in a satin or cloth bag.

5. Wet Leather:

Allow wet leather to dry at ambient temperature; avoid placing it near heaters.

6. Perfumes:

Avoid applying perfumes directly on the leather.

7. Professional Care:   

Consider going to a leather dry-cleaning professional every one or two years for thorough care.