For decades the leather jacket has symbolized the epitome of cool. More than that, it has become a classic and versatile wardrobe staple for both men and women. A well-made, high quality leather jacket is durable and long lasting. Nonetheless, the key to its longevity and good looks depends a good deal on how you maintain it. As you will often expose your leather jacket to drying conditions, giving it a regular conditioning treatment will keep it soft and supple.

Things You'll Need

Clean your leather jacket with a leather cleaner according to the directions on the packaging. Make sure that your leather jacket is completely dry.

Use a soft cloth to apply the leather conditioner, continuing until you have conditioned the entire jacket. recommends allowing the leather jacket to sit for a few minutes afterwards to let the leather jacket absorb the conditioner.

Remove excess leather conditioner with a clean, soft cloth.