So you finally got your custom senior jackets? Cant wait to show off your new varsity letterman jacket to everyone? We cant either! A Varsity Letterman jacket is one of the nicest memory items any school senior can ask for, so it is important to take care of it!
Question is, how do you take care of one? Is it safe to wear it everyday? How do you wash it?
Here are some tips from Senior Jackets on how to keep it looking brand new:
1. Never wash it with hot water.
Hot water causes varsity jackets to shrink and will stick to each other one it dries.
2. Store it in a well-ventilated closet.
Store it where you can care for it— not attic, garage, or basement. Clean it after wearing to avoid dust to stay on the cloth.
3. Never fold it. For best results, hang it.
Pad the sleeves with acid-free tissue and arrange them to avoid creases and folds. Inspect the jacket every so often for signs of damage or pests, and treat immediately if you discover any.
4. Inspect the jacket every now and then.
Check for signs of damages or even pests, and treat immediately if you discover any. Remember to soak it in cold water and not hot. This way, the leather is relaxed and not stretched.
5. Never machine dry.
Avoid machine-drying varsity jackets that have delicate seams or lots of detailing, unless you're fine taking the risk that they will get damaged.