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Caring For Your Avirex

When it comes to luxury and sophistication, few items parallel a well-crafted leather jacket. And when that leather jacket happens to be from Avirex, you're not just owning a piece of fashion history, but a true work of art. Here at Avirex, we've earned our reputation for producing uniquely crafted leather jackets that combine style, durability and nothing but premium materials. In this guide, we'll delve into the world of leather jacket care, uncovering the secrets to maintaining the allure of your Avi for years to come.

Understanding the Uniqueness of Avirex Leather

Avirex Icon Jackets

Our Avirex leather jackets are not just clothing; they are an embodiment of craftsmanship and passion for aviation. The quality of leather we use in our jackets is incomparable, often featuring intricate details, hand-stitched designs, and an unparalleled attention to aesthetics. It's crucial to understand that caring for your Avirex jacket goes beyond simple maintenance; it's about preserving the legacy and story that each jacket carries.

Official Avirex Care Instructions For Your Jacket

The appearance of the leather is created by a special hand tanning process and is designed to look older with each wearing. The appearance of this leather will be altered if the garment is subjected to any dry cleaning process, which will remove the surface finish of the leather so that the jacket will lose its dark finish and become a tan colour.

If you want to retain the original finished worn look of your Avirex leather jacket, do not send it to the dry cleaners or a leather specialist. If the lining or knit trim becomes stained or dirty with wear, it can be cleaned by lightly applying soap and warm water to the area of the cloth that is stained or dirty.

1. Regular Cleaning after use

Here at Avirex, we wear our heart on our sleeves literally. Jackets are often just seen simply as outside wear and in many cases, neglected until they’re no longer usable. The reason you’ve seen so many of our vintage jackets being worn, looking as crisp as the day they were purchased is, they are made TO LAST. The true collectors understand this, so thank you for making us look good. After a day of wear, inspect the jacket for any dirt or stains. Catching them early might prevent irreversible staining. If necessary, gently wipe your jacket with a soft, damp cloth to remove surface dirt. 

2. Storage Matters

Proper storage is key to preserving the life of your Avirex leather jacket. When not in use, hang it on a padded hanger to maintain its shape. Avoid using wire hangers, as they can create a cracked appearance and or distort the leather. Store your jacket in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and excessive humidity. Never store your leather jacket in a plastic bag, as leather needs to breathe to prevent mildew and mould growth. Consider using a breathable garment bag to shield your jacket from dust and moths while allowing air circulation.

3. Weather Protection

While our Avirex leather jackets are built to withstand the elements, it's wise to take precautions during extreme weather conditions. If you're thinking about heading to the Bronx, read on. Anticipating rain? It's best to avoid wearing your jacket and opt for a more weather-appropriate alternative. If your jacket does get wet, let it air dry naturally at room temperature. Never use direct heat sources like radiators or hairdryers, as this can cause the leather to shrink and become brittle.

4. Addressing Stains and Spills

Accidents happen, and if your jacket encounters stains or spills, it's essential to address them promptly. Gently blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing, as this can spread the stain or damage the leather. For stubborn stains, consult our care instructions or seek professional advice from a leather specialist. Attempting to remove stains without proper guidance might worsen the situation.

5. Avoiding Harsh Chemicals

When cleaning the leather on your jacket, avoid using household cleaners, solvents, or abrasive substances, as they can cause irreversible damage.

Additional Avirex Care Insights

An Avirex leather jacket is more than just a piece of clothing; it's an investment in years of artistry and a passion for aviation. Caring for your piece involves understanding the nuances of leather care, from regular cleaning and conditioning to proper storage and weather protection. By following these guidelines and treating your jacket with the respect it deserves, you can ensure that it remains a symbol of elegance and style for years to come.

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