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    i really like the perfecto leather after the wash. looks beautiful and the fit is much better!

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    love the rumpled look of the CCP fencing.
    Last edited by Lane; 03-07-2012 at 08:16 PM.

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    My friend done for his CCP fencing, the size gone one size smaller. But I'm not sure the condition will happen on the other leather. Coz, I think Kalb leather is much more easy to get the shrink...

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    Did a full-on, quick and dirty attempt at this to shrink a Rick Owens lamb leather jacket.

    Gentle, hot water wash in the machine (top loader even!), flipped inside out with the zipper zipped all the way up.

    Wrung out the excess water and then threw it in the dryer for awhile (wasn't totally dry when I took it out, but left it for a day or so to air dry the rest of the way through).

    The result, as already documented in this thread was an (almost) one size down shrinkage. The leather was a buttery soft/thin SS weight lamb, which stiffened up slightly after the dry but retained most of the original sheen/wasn't completely matte.

    One issue in the shrinkage was the lining, which now extends past the back of the jacket, and is also slightly noticeable in the sleeves. Through the torso of the jacket pocket lining bunches up and is somewhat annoying.

    Overall I'm really pleased with the result, and know I will get more wear out of the piece not that its a bit smaller all around (though I do expect things to stretch out a bit with wear).

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    ^donīt forget to nourish the leather after wash.

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    ^ shortening the lining should be an easy fix at any alteration or tailoring place..

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    Oh Me Oh My, sooooo, was washing the cotton lining of my leather jacket (mild soap and cold water, hand washed). Noticed the leather got wet but that didn't phase me at all since I have washed a bunch of leathers now. Hung it on a chair to dry but when I checked on the jacket a few hours later, I was jolted when I saw.......





    Of course I cursed God and commenced the stages of grief. But I didn't want to go down this quick without a little fight and Googled my situation and learned that this is called "salt blow" which is a white, chalky stain created from the salt and oil of the leather. But this can be cured with some leather products.

    So I placed an order for mink oil and am waiting for it to arrive hoping it will save my beloved leather.

    TO BE CONTINUED........
    Last edited by comedyzen; 10-13-2012 at 11:58 PM.

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    ^

    argh fuck id go crazy!!! hope everything turns out well...

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    that actually looks kind of cool imo. like a monochrome cold dye using chemoreactive dye particles that react to smoke or some shit that lumen et umbra would explore

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    Really like that perfecto post-wash.

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    comedyzen - any follow up on how this turned out?

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    Had that happen to shoes before when I got caught in mild rain. I just wiped it away with a damp cloth, but you obviously have quite a bit more here.
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    this happens to my boots almost any time I walk outside in the winter rain in Vancouver, always polishes away with some neuter shoe cream - mind you, the effect isn't quite so 'snow-storm' as yours is appearing here.
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    Sorry for the delayed follow up on this, got busy. Bob Ross had the best phrase for my situation. When he messed up a stroke on a painting, he didn't freak out but called the error a "happy little accident."

    So the white powdery stuff came off with some wiping and then I rubbed mink oil all over. I basically gave the jacket 10 yrs of distressing in 5 minutes and actually like how the color is no longer even.






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    i think the outcome looks really good, zen.

    does anyone have tips on how to get the smell out of the lining when it comes to a RO blistered lamb SS leather? it's quite thin so I don't want to try anything that may be rough on it. I've tried wiping it down with a damp cloth + woolite but it hasn't helped too much. it'd be easier if i could give it a more thorough scrub but i have a feeling the liquid would seep through the lining onto the leather and affect the finish.

    edit: think i've solved the problem, used a product called dri-pak white vinegar spray followed by another wipe down with woolite + a damp cloth.
    Last edited by #ruin; 10-16-2012 at 05:57 PM.

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    febreeze it?
    Suede is too Gucci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the breaks View Post
    febreeze it?
    is that a good idea on rayon lining though? i was considering it but then people said that it's possible to stain delicate fabrics with it, so I didn't bother.

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    just machine washed a blistered two tone with woolite, treatment isn't affected whatsoever, the wool insets are just fine too.

    if that can be machine washed considering the treatment, color differences, thin leather & rayon lining, then i don't really see much reason to worry about machine washing any other leather ro jacket. saves a lot of money/hassle that's for sure!

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    anyone have more experience with machine-washing a RO blistered lamb?
    my blistered lamb safari biker has always been a tad too big on the arms and the body (i think it also stretched out a bit) and I'm considering washing it now. any experience on the amount of shrinkage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umami View Post
    I did wash many CCP leathers as even the size 44 is too big for me.

    the highest temperature you should use is 60 degree in the shower your

    body can't even stand the temperature above 50 hence the result is not good.

    throw your leather into the washing machine 60 degree

    DON'T USE any washing detergent.

    after that let it dry naturally and this will take 2 days.

    in this way you may achieve the result one size smaller.

    PS: horse leather will fade a lot, black will turn into dark grey. Kangaroo
    will maintain its original colour. CALB the calf leather will shrink more but it could be stretch back.
    I want to wash my carol white kangaroo leather jacket, the original size is big for me. I need to one size down. Will the colour become cream after wash? I'm afraid that.

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