Maintaining leather pants: 6 tips to keep them beautiful for a lifetime

A pair of stretch leather pants is your best wardrobe choice in the fall, and even during the milder winters and spring seasons. They protect you from the whims of weather. Real leather trouser may be a bit pricier, but they are a long-lasting investment. If you ask us, it’s worth it. However, it’s equally important to know how to properly maintain your leather pants. These tips are a must if you want to enjoy the beauty of your leather trousers for a long time. So, read on.

In brief – what you will encounter in this blogpost:

  • How to wash your leather pants
  • What you should do first after buying new leather pants
  • How keep your leather pants beautiful

#1: Just bought new leather pants? Spray them immediately with leather protector

Found the pants of your dreams at LET HER? Great! The first thing you should do is spray your new acquisition with a protective and colorless leather protector. It’s best to repeat this several times a year. This will keep your leather pants protected against water and dirt, preventing small stains and color differences. Insider tip: spray it first in an inconspicuous spot, like the inside of your back pocket or side pocket. This way, you can be sure the color won’t change.

#2: Properly storing your leather pants

Never store your leather pants in a plastic bag. This can draw dirt into the leather, and you’ll end up having to throw them away as soon as you take them out of the bag. A waste! How should you store them? On a hanger in the closet, preferably away from (day)light to prevent fading.

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#3: Maintaining the fit of leather pants

Never fold your leather pants. It can lead to wrinkles and an unattractive shape, which is a shame. When you take them off, preferably hang them on a clamp hanger. This will help maintain their shape.

#4: Drying your leather pants after rain

Got caught in the rain wearing your leather pants? No problem. Leather can handle a bit of moisture, and a downpour is nothing to worry about. Let the pants dry at room temperature, on a clamp hanger, and not on a heater! Try to keep your pants out of direct sunlight as much as possible to prevent color fading.

Care for leather trousers

#5: Removing stains from leather pants

If your pants have a few dried rain stains, the best way to remove them is with a leather sponge or by rubbing the leather of your pants against itself. Once the stains are gone, don’t forget to reapply the leather protector spray to keep them well-protected and beautiful.

#6: Most imortant: How to wash your leather pants

If you want to clean your leather trousers properly, leave it to the experts. It’s best to have it done at a specialized dry cleaner. It might cost a bit more, but your leather pants will surely appreciate it and stay beautiful for longer. In case you need a good address in Den Hague we really can recommend Dry Cleaning Ocean.

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FAQs – How to maintain leather pants

How do I clean and care for my leather pants?

To clean and care for your leather pants, follow these steps:

  • Wipe away surface dirt with a dry, soft cloth.
  • If there are stains, use a leather-specific cleaner or a mild soap solution, and gently rub with a soft cloth.
  • Let your pants air dry at room temperature, away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • Apply a leather protector or conditioner to maintain their shine and suppleness.
  • In case you have problems getting them really clean, leave it to a professional dry cleaning services specialised in cleaning leather clothes

Can I machine wash my leather pants?

No, it is not recommended to machine wash leather pants. The agitating motion and water exposure in a washing machine can damage the leather and cause it to lose its shape. It’s best to have leather pants professionally cleaned.

How can I remove wrinkles from my leather pants?

To remove wrinkles from leather pants, hang them on a clamp hanger when you’re not wearing them. The weight of the pants will help them regain their shape over time. Avoid folding or stacking them, as this can lead to creases and wrinkles.

Can I wear leather pants in the rain?

Yes, you can wear leather pants in light rain without much concern. Leather can handle some moisture. However, if they get soaked, let them air dry at room temperature on a hanger. Do not use heat sources like heaters or direct sunlight for drying.

How often should I apply leather protector spray?

It’s recommended to apply leather protector spray to your leather pants several times a year. This will help protect them from water, dirt, and stains. You can start with a thorough application when you first get the pants, and then reapply periodically to maintain their protective layer. Be sure to test the spray on an inconspicuous spot first to ensure it doesn’t affect the color.