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6 Steps to Care for Your Leather Wallet

A leather wallet is an investment worth protecting. With the right care and attention, you can preserve a high-quality leather wallet for years to come. It is important to remember that leather is a natural product and is susceptible to damage, just like human skin.


Here are six practical tips for caring for your leather wallet.


Keep Away from Direct Sunlight and Heat

One of the simplest things you can do to care for your leather wallet is to keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Prolonged exposure to sun or heat will dry out the leather and cause it to crack.


If you take a look at Real Men's Wallets, you will see that real leather should be soft and supple. Heat deprives the leather of natural oils, which will cause it to harden. Since you will often need to fold and unfold the leather when using your wallet, the stiffness will cause the pressure point to crack and ultimately cause the wallet to break. Avoid throwing your wallet on the dashboard of your vehicle, instead tuck it under the seat or in the console. At home, store your leather wallet in a drawer.


Keep Away from Moisture

Moisture will negatively affect your leather wallet. Even though your wallet is protected in your pocket on rainy days, you don't want to accidentally throw it in the washing machine.


If your wallet gets wet, pat it dry with a soft cloth and let it dry naturally. Keep your wallet closed while drying to protect wrinkles and place a bank card on each side of the wallet to keep its original shape. Do not use a blow dryer as this will cause cracking and shrinkage.


Clean the Exterior with a Microfiber Cloth

Leather is sensitive to abrasive surfaces. When cleaning or drying the exterior, use a soft microfiber towel to prevent scratching. If the towel is something you wouldn't use on your glasses, don't use it on your skin. It is also important to avoid other abrasive surfaces. Don't put your wallet in the same pocket as your keys and be careful with buttons and zippers.


Don't Overfill Your Wallet

While having enough money in your wallet is something you want, overfilling the wallet will stretch the leather surface, causing cracking and damage.


Overfilling will also curve the leather, causing it to lose its smooth and sleek appearance. If you need to keep receipts and receipts, put them in your pocket instead of your wallet. Change your cards and money as needed, taking the time to organize the contents every few weeks.




Don't Sit on Your Wallet

Sitting on your wallet is a common mistake many men make. It's okay to keep your wallet in your back pocket when you walk, but you should always take it out when you sit down. The pressure of your body weight strains the skin, especially when it is full of cards and cash. Sitting on your wallet also puts excessive pressure on the seams. Sitting on your wallet is also bad for your body and causes misalignment of your spine.


Use Skin Care Cream

Finally, you can extend the life of your leather wallet by wiping it regularly and applying leather conditioner often. Look for a safe and chemical-free product for leather. I can recommend oils such as petroleum jelly. You can care for it in a subtle way. With these simple tips you can take care of your leather wallet and extend the life of your investment.

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