What Are Jacket Cuffs?
Jacket Cuff With Suede Detailing
Jacket cuffs are at the base of the leather jacket arm, these come in various styles and people wear them in different ways, some turn them up while others leave them open if they are zipped or have poppers, while other wear them as they are.
Jacket Cuffs get a lot of hammers from daily use, sweat, grease and grime can damage jacket cuffs very quickly if great care isn’t taken to preserve them.
Some types of damage can’t be helped like popper studs giving way and zips breaking, these items can all be replaced by a specialist jacket spa.
Designer Jacket Cuff With Zip
Jacket Cuffs with popper studs can get out of shape with constantly pulling on the poppers to close them, this can also weaken the leather around the cuff areas causing damage to the jacket and the poppers becoming loose and holes appearing.
Jacket Cuff With Popper Studs
When wearing your leather jacket, the cuffs can come into contact with all sorts of dirt and grime, just from sitting at a table while out they can soak up fluids and food stuff, this can cause staining to the jacket cuff areas.
Things like makeup, aftershave, and perfumes play a major role in creating damage to jacket cuffs. Perfumes and aftershaves are alcohol based products and this will cause colour loss, staining and start to weaken the leathers structure causing it to break down and holes appear.
Suede cuffs suffer the most due to the natural absorbent material soaking up all stains as soon as it come in contact with the leather, the fibres of the suede become flattened and full of grease and grime, this can be resolved with the correct suede cleaning brushes, rubbers and erasers to remove the grease and grime. Care has to be taken as you are rubbing these items over the suede cuffs on your jacket not to rub too hard and create even more damage.
Jackets cuffs that have seams in them can become frayed and in time split, these can be re sewn from inside the jacket which is how they were made originally.
Seam Torn On Jacket Cuff
Grease accumulation and colour loss are two issues seen regularly on leather jackets as they suffer wear from daily use from being grabbed by hands when being put on and taken off, they also rub against objects causing colour loss and scuffs to appear.
Colour Loss and Grease on Cuff
Some leather garments are not actually leather, they are a faux material, meaning they are fake and don’t actually contain any leather at all, these can break down and peel off or flake away.
Faux Leather Jacket Cuff
Leather Jackets require regular care and maintenance to prolong the life of the jacket, clean often and protect as much as possible with a protection cream, this will help stop dirt and stains and keep the leather soft and supple.
Colour Loss On Jacket Cuff With Buckle
Zipped Jacket Cuff
Colour Loss On Jacket Cuff