Properly caring for a leather garment at home will help preserve its beauty and extend its life.

Always wear a scarf at the neck to protect the collar area from perspiration and body oils. If the garment gets wet, let it air dry away from heat.Store leather garments in a cool, ventilated area; dry heat will cause leather to dry out and a hot, humid atmosphere may cause it to mildew.

Do not store leather in a plastic bag. It is best not to try to remove spots or stains at home; it is safer to have the garment treated by a professional as soon as possible after the stain occurs.