The leather jacket is an iconic piece, adored by men and women alike. This timeless wardrobe staple never goes out of style so it’s no wonder why so many of us wear our leather jackets with pride year in and year out.
However, without the proper care, leather jackets can end up wrinkled and distressed. Many types of wrinkles can form on leather, and while some of those might be easier to remove with the methods listed below, some of the heavier ones are more stubborn and may be harder, if not impossible, to remove. If the wrinkles on your jacket are very deep, it might be worth considering buying a new one.
How to Get Wrinkles Out of Leather Jacket with Steam
You can do this any time to your morning routine. Instead of breaking out an actual steamer, go ahead and hang your leather garment up in the bathroom,
whether it’s on a hook or draped over the shower curtain rod. While you’re in the shower, let the steam do its magic and make the stiff fabric pliable. Be careful not to hang the leather piece too close to the water or the drops will leave water stains behind. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to release the wrinkles.
How to Get Wrinkles Out of Leather Jacket with Alcohol
Leather can also be stretched, and a great wrinkle-releasing solution. It can be made by mixing one part water with one part alcohol in a spray bottle.
From a distance, lightly mist the pants (don’t soak them) with the spray bottle solution. If it’s your first time using the alcohol method on a leather item, test it in a small area first to make sure no color will rub off. If it doesn’t, that’s the green light to spray it all over. The alcohol will loosen up the stiff fabric, and you can use your hands to smooth any creases.
Since alcohol can be drying, finish the process with a moisturizing leather conditioner.
How to Get Wrinkles Out of Leather by Ironing
To be honest, this method gives me flashbacks to my interning-days disaster. But if you feel you need to use an iron, turn the heat setting down to the coolest point.
Then, after you arrange your leather item on the ironing board, grab a pillowcase and spread it on top of the garment. That extra layer of fabric will create added protection from the iron’s heat, making it safer to use.
PULLING THE LEATHER JACKET
Removing wrinkles from a leather jacket can often be as simple as giving the jacket a good pull so it’s best to try this method first before trying any of the others.
Place your leather jacket on a sturdy and wide clothes hanger and hang it somewhere where it won’t fall off. Now, pull down from under the creased or wrinkled area and continue doing this for about five minutes. Being sure not to pull too hard – you don’t want to overstretch the fabric.