How To Make A Leather Jacket Look Worn

Many people like giving their jackets a worn look. One way is to wear it long enough to get the worn look but you are unlikely to want to wait. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can give your leather jacket a worn look. Here is how you can go about doing that.

Go for Washed Leather

Washed leather is leather that has been processed to give it a worn look. This is the ea way to achieve a used look on your leather jacket. These jackets are designed by their manufacturers to have imperfections right off the rack. The problem with these jackets is that you may not find one that has the design that you desire. For many leather jacket enthusiasts, one often has to compromise on the design so as to get a worn look. This however does not need to be the case. You can give your favorite leather jacket the same worn look by applying some of these hacks.

Constant Wear

Most people typically wear their leather jackets when they go outside. However, one way of speeding up the aging process is to ensure that you wear it all the time, indoors and outdoors. This gives your jacket the distressed look that you are looking for. If you follow this approach, remember to use hangers when you finally take off your jacket. Leaving it hanging on the back of a chair will distort the shoulders and give it a lumpy look.

Remove Logos

One way that you can tell the age of a leather jacket is from the logos on it. Modern brand logos on your leather jacket means that it is fairly new. To avoid that, remove all logos from your leather jacket so as to make it difficult for anyone to ascertain the age of your leather jacket.

Use Acetone

Rubbing acetone onto leather can give it an aged look as the acetone tends to remove the dye from the leather jacket. This in turn helps to give your leather jacket a distressed look. Before you use this approach, there are some things that you need to do. For starters, it is important to use gloves so as to protect your hands from the acetone. You should also work in a well-ventilated room to protect yourself from acetone fumes. Thirdly, it is important to test the effect of the acetone on a small and concealed part of the jacket in order to see the effects. This is because this is not a reversible process and if the acetone has a harmful effect on your jacket (such as discoloration), you might end up ruining your expensive leather jacket. Such a test spot could be under the zipline or under the collar. This way, even if the acetone has a harmful effect, you can still wear the jacket as you figure out another way of distressing it.


using this approach, take a leather cleaning brush and gently buff it. The brush helps to remove the ‘shine’ from a new leather jacket and gives it a worn matte look. If you decide to use this approach, ensure that you are using a soft leather brush. Avoid rough bristles that can shred your jacket, thus completely ruining it. Just like with acetone, try the process first on a concealed section of the jacket first before buffing other parts.