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Well, I imagine this has been covered here before, somewhere. I also imagine that Our Estemed Moderators will rapidly move this post to some remote location where only three people will see it and no one will ever reply....

Nonetheless, on the off chance I might get some suggestions before the Police escort me away...

I have a nice new Icon leather jacket (Stealth model), and I love it, but it's a bit stiff. I seem to recall from my Younger Days that there are ways to soften up a leather jacket. Any suggestions?

TIA.

Mark
 

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+1 on both suggestions, rub it down with mink oil or saddle soap and then just wear it around the house (or just about any place you go) and it will soften up.
 

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What about soaking it in warm water in the bathtub for a few days or weeks?
 

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mink oil, and it will soften up with wear. Wear it around the house.

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mink oil, and it will soften up with wear. Wear it around the house.

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Go to Target ot Wally World and in the Automotive section you will find an 8 ounce bottle of Zymol leather conditioner. I have used this stuff on my saddles, cruiser jackets, baseball gloves and boots. Just rub it in and wear the jacket often repeating the process until that jacket gets goos and loose. It's a creme and very easy to apply.
 

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It may be a myth, but I've heard that many,many years ago that the squaws would urinate on the leather hides to soften them. But then you would you would have to figure out how to get THAT smell out of your jacket! (LOL)
 

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I know someone who used to be in the British Airforce who used to do that with his boots, softens them and helps stop getting blisters on feet
 

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I just wore mine a bunch around the house and while riding. I didn't put anything on it and after about a month it started loosening up. Now after about 3 months it is really loose and feels soft in some places.
 

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It may be a myth, but I've heard that many,many years ago that the squaws would urinate on the leather hides to soften them. But then you would you would have to figure out how to get THAT smell out of your jacket! (LOL)
I think they used this for tanning the raw hides. I don't know if it makes them any softer.
 

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Haha this thread is almost as entertaining as a hiccup cure thread....
 

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If you have a dryer with a NO HEAT setting...toss in the coat with a half dozen tennis balls and let 'er roll...this is a method used by a local embroidery shop to soften varsity leather and leather sleeved jackets before stitching apparently.

Be certain about the NO HEAT though.
 
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