“The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.” — Irish proverb
Every now and again a customer comes to us with a personal item that they would rather restore than throw away. That was the case with this pair of leather boots which were very much loved by their owner. After I had refinished them, she fell in love with them all over again!
This week I was handed a leather jacket covered in mould due to its having been stored in a cold, damp space. The jacket was of very good quality, the owner had had it for many years, and could I do something with it? Sure thing! The mould had not grown to the point of causing permanent damage, and so I was able to remove it completely before cleaning the jacket with professional leather care products, which contain special anti-mould properties. The finished result is shown below.