If you’ve ever been caught in a rainstorm wearing your favorite leather jacket, you know all too well how leather responds when it gets wet. It is a hide after all, and most leather clothing is finished for durability, so a few sprinkles or a light rain usually roll right off. But a drenching downpour is another issue. When soaked, leather becomes fragile and can tear easily. That’s why cleaning a leather jacket at home can be risky and needs to be done with care.

“If you’ve spent a lot of money on your leather jacket, or even if…

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