Care Guide - Leather Apparel

STS Ranchwear Product Care Guide: Leather Jackets

We know that your apparel is bound to face the grime and grit of everyday life. That’s why we test every piece of apparel on the ranch prior to being put into production.


Please note, not all types of leather are the same. Please refer to your care label inside the jacket for product specific care instructions. To learn more about our care labels, please read our Label and Icons Care Guide.

You should never immerse a leather jacket in water or place the jacket in a washing machine. Regular wiping with a damp cloth will help prevent a build-up of dirt and grease. Use a damp cloth to blot the leather instead of rubbing it. Let the jacket dry naturally by hanging it.


Usually the oil from your hands from handling the jacket is enough to keep the jacket protected and conditioned. You can use a leather conditioner to help protect the leather. We recommend using a conditioner without any dye in it. Don't forget to do a blot test before applying the conditioner to the entire jacket.


Proceed with cleaning at your own risk. Always test any detergents or chemicals on a small section of the material first before cleaning the entire item. We are not responsible for any discoloration that might occur during the cleaning process.

Zipper Care

All of our apparel and accessories use top of the line zippers. Sometimes zippers can get dirty and need a little attention. Please follow these simple steps to help clean and lubricate the zipper.

  1. First inspect the zipper for anything that might be blocking it.
  2. Using warm water and a cloth, wipe the zipper to remove any substance that may be causing the zipper to get stuck.
  3. If stiffness still occurs, try lubricating the zipper with vaseline, chapstick or a bar of soap. 
  4. Apply a small amount to the zipper and then zip the zipper back and forth to help lubricate it. 


Enjoy your leather jacket for years to come by properly storing it when you're not using it. Please follow these tips to properly store your leather jacket.

Hang it correctly
Never leave your jacket folded for a long period of time. Instead, hang your jacket in a well ventilated closet. Try to give your jacket some space and not stuffed in with dozens of other coats.

Keep it out of direct sunlight
Direct sunlight can cause the leather and fabrics to fade or discolor. Store the jacket somewhere without direct sunlight and low humidity to avoid mold.

Avoid heat
Heat can cause the leather to dry out and become brittle. Never lay your jacket on a hot surface like a radiator or heating vent. Do not iron your leather jacket.

Professional care
If there is any doubt, please seek professional care when cleaning your leather jacket. A professional leather cleaner will know the exact process for cleaning your jacket.

If you have any other questions, please contact us. Our customer service representatives will respond to your inquiry within 24 - 48 hours (Monday - Friday).

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