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How to Care For Your Leather Gloves

file4091310035414 When you purchase leather gloves, at the back of your mind, your main desire is that they should last as long as practically possible. The only way your leather gloves are going to stay for long periods of time is if you care for them well.

Caring for your leather gloves is essential because they will not only serve you best when well taken care of but are also relatively expensive to purchase. When caring for leather gloves, your desire is that they last longer and serve you better.

With the right care, gloves can become more durable, more protective and always offer better performance. Well cared for leather gloves rarely lose their stylish look and are less likely to fade. Here is how to care for your leather gloves:

  • Have more than one pair of leather gloves

info_graphic2If you want to take good care of your leather gloves, it is highly recommended that when making a purchase of new gloves, ensure that you buy at least two pairs of leather gloves. Having an extra pair of gloves is pretty important because it ensures you always have what to use when the other one is dirty, wet, under dry cleaning or in any other circumstances.

Having two pairs of leather gloves also ensures that they both take much longer periods of time to wear out as you will be using them interchangeably.  Having only one pair of gloves makes it very difficult to care for the pair as it will mean you will be wearing it most of the time with no adequate time to wash or clean it.

  • Wash your leather gloves after every use

file8051241892075Like any other piece of clothing, your gloves tend to get dirty. You need to wash them as frequently as practically possible. The most recommended frequency of washing leather gloves is after every use. Dirty leather gloves not only have a short lifespan but also pose a threat to the safety of your hands.

During use, dirt such as sweat causes the gloves to stink and lead to bacteria and fungus formation on the gloves. Dirty leather gloves also lose their grip and wear out much quicker.  Therefore, proper glove care demands that you get the dirt out of the gloves as quickly as practically possible after usage.

  • How to care for wet leather gloves

UntitledThere are situations where your leather gloves will get wet such as when you are rained on. Should such happen, let your leather gloves dry naturally far from any form of external heat. Do not use a hair dryer or a radiator to dry your gloves.

Also, do not dry wet leather gloves under direct sunlight as this may cause them to stretch and lose their shape. Should there be heavy soiling of your gloves and they need cleaning, there are specialized dry cleaners for leather gloves that can be recommended.

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