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Old 12-23-2008, 02:08 PM
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How to soften one area (sleeve) of leather jacket?

I purchased a vintage gray leather jacket on eBay.
The jacket is nice, soft and vintage, minus one sleeve. The right one is harder and looks less worn compared to the left sleeve.
I can easily bunch up the left sleeve, it stacks well. There is more difficulty with the right sleeve, and there are less stacks. I can provide a photo, if needed
The material is "100% genuine leather".


How do I soften the hard right sleeve so it matches the left?


One side question: How did it get like that?
I suspected that perhaps the sleeve was damaged and the previous owner replaced the sleeve? However, I thoroughly inspected it and the sleeve's stitching looks like the other sleeve.

Other possibilities: its previous owner only treated (mink oil, saddle soap, etc) on one side. Sun damage or storage issue. The previous owner had one arm.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:09 PM
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The previous owner had one arm.


Try just rubbing it with leather lotion.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:29 PM
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Can I purchase that at a drugstore?
I'm afraid of discoloration if I rub something on it and would have to do it to the rest of the jacket.
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maybe you can just wear it around with only your right arm in the sleeve and left one hanging out so you can balance out the softness?
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:59 PM
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I'm curious now. I want to see a photo! Haha
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:13 PM
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Can I purchase that at a drugstore?
I'm afraid of discoloration if I rub something on it and would have to do it to the rest of the jacket.
leather lotion shouldn't change the color. And I don't know where to buy it...I would try a shoestore lol. They will be able to help you out, too.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:54 PM
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Ok thank you. I'll check that out

Here's a pic. It's from the auction .

It's bunched up to the same length, but the right one is stacked more.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:27 PM
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maybe they were OCD with scrunching the sleeves and the right hand was the dominant hand, so the left one got bunched up all the time lol.

ETA: Super cute jacket!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:01 PM
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I don't know but that's a very cute jacket!
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