Nubuck is the leather with a slightly different finishing that gives it a velvety texture. Those who dont have hands-on experience with all types of leather might get confused between nubuck and suede. However, Suede comes from the lower part of the animal skin and Nubuck comes from the top part i.e. full-grain. Nubuck is much more durable than the other one and is not that easily damaged by harsh weather conditions. Apart from being extremely popular for clothing, Nubuck is used in furniture, car seat covers, and footwear as well. Maintaining Nubuck can be a bit critical because of the velvety texture. It can be easily scratched as compared to cowhide or sheepskin leather. Nonetheless, the beauty and comfort that it provides are worth every trouble. Here’s how you can protect your nubuck leather accessories from damage.
How Do You Clean A Nubuck Jacket?
First and foremost, make sure to get rid of any stain instantly, don't let it sit on your jacket for a long time or it will stay there forever.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that the tools or products i.e. brush, towel, piece of cloth you use for the cleaning of your nubuck jacket shouldn’t be used on any other piece of cloth.
Always use a cleaner that is specifically made for nubuck leather accessories to maintain the shape, texture, and durability.
If the stain that we’re getting rid of came from oil, a Leather degreaser is something that will be of great help.
How Do You Condition Nubuck Leather?
Unless your nubuck leather accessory is very dirty, it’s better to just clean it using a damp cloth instead of soaking it. Nubuck, like all other real leathers, has pores that contain natural oils. Too much water exposure or over-cleaning can lead to a loss of moisture, therefore, conditioning is essential to lock the moisture in. Tap your leather dry and then spray the conditioner equally throughout the surface. Let it dry naturally because direct sunlight or the use of a hairdryer might cause stiffness. While choosing a conditioner for your nubuck leather, pay close attention to the ingredients. Go for the one with natural elements because chemicals can cause premature aging.
Can You Use A Leather Protector On Nubuck?
Yes, in fact, it is highly recommended that leather protector be used on the nubuck products. Nubuck and suede are so much more delicate than cowhide or sheep leather therefore require more protective layers. Other than the cleaners, conditioners, moisturizers, and waterproofing sprays that are available in the market, you can make your own at the house using all-natural ingredients. Light oils i.e. olive oil or coconut oil alongside vinegar and a touch of alcohol in a spray bottle can go a long way when it comes to protecting nubuck.
How Do You Moisturize Nubuck Leather?
When it comes to nubuck leather, cleaning and conditioning are enough. The velvety texture of the nubuck leather does not get along well with the moisturizer. Unlike all other types of leather, nubuck has a special, delicate texture that can be damaged easily if over-moisturized. As we already know that the pores in the leather surface contain natural oils therefore, it’s better to just use a conditioner to lock in that moisture.
How To Take Care Of Nubuck Leather?
Other than nubuck leather jackets and other clothing items, nubuck shoes, bags, wallets, and furniture is extremely popular. If they’re exposed to direct sunlight and dust, you must clean them regularly for them to last a long time and that too, in a good condition. A brass brush to restore the velvety texture, leather cleaner, a piece of cotton cloth and a conditioner are all the tools that you need.
When it comes to nubuck leather shoes, try to clean the dust off of them at the end of the day. Use the brush to wipe off the dust. Apply cleaner at the piece of cloth and rub in circular motions gently. Let dry. Apply conditioner at the end and let it rest for at least half an hour.
For your nubuck leather furniture, Pay extra attention to the extensively used areas i.e. armrests and headrests. After vacuuming, use nubuck cleaner followed by applying conditioner throughout the surface. Repeat the process once every six months to make your nubuck furniture last longer.
Our Top 3 Nubuck Jackets
Classic Black Nubuck Jacket
Here is something we can safely call the perfect blend of uniqueness, great looks and one of the most non-conventional designs. The minimal outlook of this classic black nubuck jacket turns into a hip and happening apparel with its red patch on the collar. Contrasting and eye-catching silver zippers have been placed with such perfection that you won’t be able to resist this masterpiece. Nylon threads have been used throughout the manufacturing of this funky leather jacket.
MONT5 Nubuck Jacket
Treat yourself with the best that can be offered when it comes to a leather jacket. Presenting MONT5 Nubuck Jacket with high neck accompanied by a buckle to give you an irresistible and charming look. The best thing about this jacket is that it’s rugged and will age gracefully with years of wear by developing certain patina. Distinctive piping on the shoulders and upper arms along with zipper cuffs is just the right addition for men who like to keep their fashion standards high.
MONT5 Nubuck Jacket with Fur Collar
This precious nubuck leather jacket is made from top-grain cowhide leather. The first thing that you notice in this jacket is that faux fur collar that is provided to keep you warm and at the top of your fashion game. We have soughted out your space-related issue with multiple inner and front pockets where you can keep your accessories organized and close to you. The comfort and class that this jacket brings along is something you’ll enjoy for the rest of your life as the jacket is extremely durable.