0 comments / Posted on March 08, 2019 by Dom Girard

Buying a coat takes some serious consideration in this neck of the woods, we wear it for at least 5 months of the year. We need a coat that we like, but also that protects us from the harsh Canadian winters. On top of that, its often a financial investment.  So don't make a mistake! One you have found the coat of your dreams... how do you keep it top notch for the years to come? Here are a few tips to properly take care of your purchase.

**IMPORTANT**

Always read the coat tag for cleaning instructions!!

 

--- CLEANING ---

- We recommend cleaning your coat once a year, ideally at the start of the winter season. 

- If your coat is machine-washable, follow the instructions on the coat tag.

- If your coat is dry-clean only, make sure to take it to a specialist (in leather or down, depending on your jacket).

- Make sure to take off the fur if it's removable, before taking it to be cleaned. Otherwise, make sure to mention to the dry-cleaner that they'll need to protect the fur during cleaning.

- Natural fur can be delicately combed while dry, or with a bit of clean snow (snow helps to pump up the volume of the fur).

--- STORAGE ---

- Store the coat in a coat bag, in a cool place.

- If the coat has removable fur, take it off before storing.

- Natural fur can be stored in a bag.. in the fridge. (Yes, you read that right. Heat is the #1 enemy of natural fur, the cold of the fridge helps to conserve the quality. DO NOT store it in the freezer!).

- At the start of the winter season, once it has been cleaned, use a waterproofing spray. Most coats are treated before purchase, but cleaning agents may reduce the efficacy of the protection.

 
**WARNING**
Choose a CLEAR spray that is for both the fabric AND the leather! Take off or cover any fur before applying.

- Wait 4-6 hours before wearing your coat outside to make sure that the product has dried completely.

--- LEATHER ---

If your jacket is made out of leather, or has leather parts (eg. sleeves) it is important to take extra care.

- Choose a dry-cleaner who specializes in leather to make sure they don't damage it.

- Apply a leather hydrating cream, at least once per season to keep it supple and shiny. 

- Apply the cream on a clean surface : clean the leather beforehand with a dry or slightly damp cloth.

- Once the cream has been applied to the coat, use a waterproofing spray, as suggested above.

 

It may seem like a lot... but it's quick and easy and worth it in the long-run! You can always contact-us if you're not sure of what to do or have any questions about the care of your purchase, it's our pleasure to help you! You can also pop into one of our boutiques to purchase the cream or waterproofing sprays and receive specialized help.

 

Check-out our video on facebook for more information (french only) :

 

Buying a coat takes some serious consideration in this neck of the woods, we wear it for at least 5 months of the year. We need a coat that we like, but also that protects us from the harsh Canadian winters. On top of that, its often a financial investment.  So don't make a mistake! One you have found the coat of your dreams... how do you keep it top notch for the years to come? Here are a few tips to properly take care of your purchase.

**IMPORTANT**

Always read the coat tag for cleaning instructions!!

 

--- CLEANING ---

- We recommend cleaning your coat once a year, ideally at the start of the winter season. 

- If your coat is machine-washable, follow the instructions on the coat tag.

- If your coat is dry-clean only, make sure to take it to a specialist (in leather or down, depending on your jacket).

- Make sure to take off the fur if it's removable, before taking it to be cleaned. Otherwise, make sure to mention to the dry-cleaner that they'll need to protect the fur during cleaning.

- Natural fur can be delicately combed while dry, or with a bit of clean snow (snow helps to pump up the volume of the fur).

--- STORAGE ---

- Store the coat in a coat bag, in a cool place.

- If the coat has removable fur, take it off before storing.

- Natural fur can be stored in a bag.. in the fridge. (Yes, you read that right. Heat is the #1 enemy of natural fur, the cold of the fridge helps to conserve the quality. DO NOT store it in the freezer!).

- At the start of the winter season, once it has been cleaned, use a waterproofing spray. Most coats are treated before purchase, but cleaning agents may reduce the efficacy of the protection.

 
**WARNING**
Choose a CLEAR spray that is for both the fabric AND the leather! Take off or cover any fur before applying.

- Wait 4-6 hours before wearing your coat outside to make sure that the product has dried completely.

--- LEATHER ---

If your jacket is made out of leather, or has leather parts (eg. sleeves) it is important to take extra care.

- Choose a dry-cleaner who specializes in leather to make sure they don't damage it.

- Apply a leather hydrating cream, at least once per season to keep it supple and shiny. 

- Apply the cream on a clean surface : clean the leather beforehand with a dry or slightly damp cloth.

- Once the cream has been applied to the coat, use a waterproofing spray, as suggested above.

 

It may seem like a lot... but it's quick and easy and worth it in the long-run! You can always contact-us if you're not sure of what to do or have any questions about the care of your purchase, it's our pleasure to help you! You can also pop into one of our boutiques to purchase the cream or waterproofing sprays and receive specialized help.

 

Check-out our video on facebook for more information (french only) :

 

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