12-23-2008, 03:08 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
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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