Random Fashion Questions: Suede jacket vs. Rain


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Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

posted 31 Oct 2014 13:49, edited 31 Oct 2014 13:49
True kid.

I would deffo want my money back if thats five mins in the rain.
s4do
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628 posts since 22/4/13

posted 31 Oct 2014 13:49, edited 31 Oct 2014 13:49
mtthrvy2 wrote:
s4do wrote: is it safe to use suede protector on my ol suede jacket? i'm afraid it will change it's colour or something, the suede is hairy and soft as fuck.

i was caught by a rain once so i put the jacket in my tote bag and were freezing in t-shirt only Laughing out loud

it will probably darken it slightly

I too have stuffed my suede bomber under my shirt when walking home from the pub Oops

alright, so i won't do it definetely, colour is perfect the way it is



kid unknown wrote: you know you're a fashionista when you would rather catch pneumonia than get your coat wet.

pneumonia can be cured fast and suede will stay shit forever
morning mist
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3312 posts since 29/5/05

31 Oct 2014 14:22
Mike Hunt wrote:
morning mist wrote: But it will discolour lighter suede if it get's too wet
Yeah but nowhere near as much as the protector does.

Never had this happen to me

It's important to use a suede brush after you have sprayed and have let it dry, that way you get the same finish as before you sprayed
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

31 Oct 2014 14:40
s4do wrote: is it safe to use suede protector on my ol suede jacket? i'm afraid it will change it's colour or something, the suede is hairy and soft as fuck.

i was caught by a rain once so i put the jacket in my tote bag and were freezing in t-shirt only Laughing out loud

You need to test it on a small patch - but generally speaking, you don't need suede protector as a given. I use suede protector on relatively cheap suede boots (like clarks).

Protector will permanently change the colour of light suede.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 31 Oct 2014 14:42, edited 31 Oct 2014 14:42
Mistake - I'd try using a suede brush on that.

The thing is, dogshit suede like pigskin is far more delicate than more expensive suede like lamb or cow, so the better quality the suede, the more of a beating it can take. It's exactly the same principle as standard leather: pig leather = delicate / horsehide = tough as old boots.
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

31 Oct 2014 15:22
^ i've just taken a suede brush to it for 5mins and you are right, its looking a lot better.
will take a few hours to go over the whole jacket but by the time im done, it will be wearable again.

i'll def put a suede protector on it afterwards. cant be doing this everytime i caught in the rain.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

31 Oct 2014 15:36
agree with the quality suede, my cp chukkas have taken a beating on many a night out and always clean up mint with suede brush and soapy water combo
schtoop
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13013 posts since 9/4/07

4 Mar 2020 08:35
Best place in central to get a suede jacket cleaned?
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

4 Mar 2020 17:56
What suede protectors are people using on jackets?