How To Make Your Leather Clothing Last

How To Make Your Leather Clothing Last

Long Lasting Leather Clothing

Leather clothing is a staple wardrobe item for almost all of us. Whether it is your favourite leather jacket that you wear almost every day, or a treasured pair of leather trousers that you only get out on special occasions, there’s leather clothing out there for everybody. There’s no hiding the fact that real leather items can be more expensive than the average item of clothing. To source the material is more expensive for the manufacturer, although due to its sturdy and long lasting structure, leather items are worth that extra bit of money. If you look after your leather clothes, they truly can last you a long time.

Of course when clothing is worn so much, there does begin to be signs of wear and tear. This is completely normal and although it will most likely take years before you notice any signs of this, it is likely that the time will come. There are also occasions where accidents happen and leather clothing gets ripped, which is another time when leather repairs comes in to play. When you have spent so much money and found the perfect leather item for you, it can be difficult to replace it. So why do it? If you are happy with your item and want it to last a lifetime, consider leather repairs from Alterations Boutique. This will leave your item feeling as good as new while still being your old faithful that is irreplaceable.

Leather Clothing Repairs

A tear or rip from an accident or just general wear and tear does not need to mean the end of your long term love with your leather clothing. When you visit a skilled and experienced leather alterations specialist, you can have your garment back as your staple item in no time. When you notice a damaged area on your leather clothing always bring it to a specialist before doing anything else. They will be able to assess the item and tell you if it is fixable or not. In most cases it is, and the specialist will be able to replace panels and use specialised techniques to restore your leather garment.

Leather Clothing Care

To ensure your leather clothing lasts as long as possible, it is important to care for it properly. First of all, you should always follow the manufacturer's instructions for caring for the garment, but there are some other things you can do along with this.


Here are some simple care tips to follow:

  • If leather gets wet, let it dry at room temperature
  • Blot any spillages with a clean cloth to avoid stains
  • Store on an appropriate sized hanger to ensure the original shape is maintained
  • Store in a temperature controlled environment that is not too hot or damp
  • Avoid exposing it to sunlight for a prolonged period of time


If you are noticing wear and tear in your favourite leather garments, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. As specialists in leather repairs and alterations, you can trust us to make your leather garments feel as good as new.

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