It is recommended to store leather products in a cool, dark wardrobe, pretreating the surface with cream or wax. The wardrobe should be spacious enough for leather clothes in order not to rumple them.
The change of seasons results in the change of clothes. Very soon our clothes will be heavier, warmer and softer. Everyone has his own protection from cold – someone will wrap oneself up with a fur coat, someone will warm oneself in a feather coat.
This article is for those who chose a sheepskin coat. Some of its varieties can withstand temperatures up to 50 degrees below zero.
Going to the store for buying of a sheepskin coat, arm yourself with our tips and make the highest demands of the product.
Make sure that a sheepskin coat is natural.
Don't be afraid to seem ridiculous, smell a sheepskin coat – it should have a typical smell of leather. Artificial sheepskin coat does not smell.
Using your fingers, move apart the fur fibres and see if there are knitted structures.
If you see them, it also means that this product is artificial.
There should be a visible leather cut on open stitches.
Check the quality of the product.
The quality of sheepskin coats depends on leather tanning.
It should be uniform, smooth, without scratches and without traces of paint and glue.
If a sheepskin coat is hanging rumpled, do not believe the seller that it just has been brought and they haven’t had time to iron it – the creases mean bad quality of tanning.
Well tanned sheepskin quickly smoothes and restores the shape.
Shake the sheepskin coat. If you can hear a crackle, be ready for a trouble: when this sheepskin coat gets wet, it will be inflexible.
Look carefully at the stitches. On a good quality sheepskin coat you will see double perfectly straight lines without gaps, folds, creases and without catching of the hair into the stitches.
Pass your hand over the surface – its palm should stay clean even if the sheepskin coat is painted.
The leatherettes often have a textile base. Therefore, if you look carefully at the stitches and see a textile base or single threads sticking out – these bags are made from artificial leather.
If you bring a lighted match to natural leather, you will not see even a smouldering, in contrast to the leaherettes that usually start to melt.
Just be careful - not all leathers can withstand long open flame.
Sheepskin coat is a leather product and its cleaning should be done according to all the rules of leather products cleaning.
How to clean a natural sheepskin coat?
It is better to ask for help of a professional specialist.
But if the sheepskin coat is dirty and you don’t want to use dry-cleaner’s service, then read the following tips, please.
Anyway, do not wash a sheepskin coat, its skin will become fragile, hard, it can warp and shrink.
Strong dirtying can be cleaned with soapy foam, but avoid of getting the sheepskin coat too much wet.
If the front surface has faded, spread glycerine, however, this advice is not suitable for suede.