Distressing a Jacket


Here is the jacket almost brand new:


The colour is almost accurate, and note the new "shinning" look.

I tried with the acetone, but it is really hard work, and it tend to look to fake to my liking. Therefore I once again grabed the sandpaper only this time it was a bit rougher than last time. I then used grain 180, but this time I when for grain 120!


That turned out to be a very good idea as the surface got a little more ripped and actually got that "dusty" look I personally like about the filmjackets.

untreated leather (left) compared with distressed (right)              once again


the collar distressed


Next part of the distressing is to give the jacket "a soul" meaning that now the distressing isto be made by wearing it. Actually not only wearing it but doing some Indy-like "stunts" like getting draged over a hard surface, crawling over and under obstacles that will mark the leather in a "natural" way.

                                                    A good way is to wearing it and rub it agains a brick wall. I know it sounds crazy, but it works fine. 


And the result (for now) is like this:




                                                                                                                              Note know the surface of the leather has been ripped.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That take the "shiny" look and add the roughness.