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Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
Hello, this is Harada.
From around the middle of last year until now after the new year
Is it just my imagination? Or is it because I'm getting older?
I feel really cold every day.
In fact, even in weather forecasts, the Tokyo region
The lowest temperature is -1℃, the highest temperature is 6℃, etc.
It still feels colder than usual though.
How are you all doing?
Well, this time
About the care of my favorite leather jacket
Let me tell you.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
This is a self-order leather jacket.
I've been wearing it for over 10 years.
Leather body, lining, metal parts, etc.
There are no problems at all so far
After all, I have been wearing it for 10 years.
For the surface of the leather and the hem folds of each part.
There will be a lot of scratches.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
By the way, it is a complementary color cream of black.
I would like to add some color though
That, after all, is the creator's mission.
In order to observe how it changes over time, we will only need to oil it up.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
When it's cold, the leather surface becomes hard and cold.
Oil doesn't spread smoothly either
It's uneven and sticky considering the amount.
Because it doesn't finish well
I sat in front of the stove for a while.
Place the leather jacket and oil to warm up.
Brush while it's warm.
The work of applying oil can be quite sloppy.
Seams, zip areas, pocket openings, etc.
Areas where dust or dirt has accumulated
Brush carefully.
Check the overall condition of the leather while brushing.
Check the points to focus on maintenance.
Then, add some oil.
My relationship with leather products
I started riding motorcycles when I was 18 years old.
It's been 30 years now.
At that time, I couldn't afford to buy a new leather jacket.
I was wearing a leather jacket that I got at a thrift store.
I don't know how to take care of it at all
If you don't add oil
If it gets wet from the rain, dry it in the sun and it will crisp up.
What a repeat
The things I loved and wore didn't last long.
I have come to this point through painful experiences.
Nowadays, various manufacturers and maintenance books are available.
We provide a very solid foundation for how to care for it.
In my case, I still call it my own way.
Do it in a way that suits you.
but
As a conclusion drawn from many years of experience,
Don't be too nervous, but
The only thing to do is to always be aware of the situation.
Cracks and tears due to dryness
Not only for mold prevention
The boots you use on your daily bike commute or while working
A wound appears without me noticing
In severe cases, there may be large scratches on the silver surface of the leather. .
If such shocking scratches are freshly peeled,
Since the floors are clean, apply wood glue and press them firmly with a spatula.
It stuck together so well that I couldn't even tell where the damage was afterward.
anyway
Even without regular care
When you notice something strange
I think it's important to deal with it immediately and not leave it alone.
Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets
in the end,
You don't seem to be paying attention
I'm always curious about this guy. . .
[Harada]