Men’s leather bags – My top picks
Samsonite leather slim backpack (link to Amazon): Under $150
Classic with a modern twist, The slim backpack offers comfort and ample organization, ideal for the modern professional. With a large main compartment, additional organization at front panels, with an airmesh back panel and straps, The slim backpack is perfect for a professional on-the-go.
Men’s leather bags – Most durable & Stylish
Below are my top choices for bags most resilient to damage and water resistance, as all picks below are comprised of full-grain leather made from cowhide and/or tanned calfskin.
Leather jacket general maintenance Conditioners/Sprays/Waxes
(Same information as on “clothing” page.)
Atsko’s Silicone Water-Guard is one of my top picks as the only thing that outshines its reviews is it’s below $10 price point. Here is a link to it on Amazon for you to check out if you’re interested.
Or if you wanna get a little bit fancy, here’s one by Collonil for under $20 (link to Amazon)
Collonil has over 900 reviews putting it at a 4 and a half star rating (works on waterproofing numerous things too.) Here is the link to Amazon.
COLOR LOCK leather care is the best if you’re looking for a more all-in-one leather care and waterproofing oil product at near $30 (link to Amazon.)
It is also one of the highest rated products out there, and comes without the hassle of having to buy everything separately.
Though I’ve noticed that it’s not always available on Amazon for some reason, so that’s why I tend to mix it up with Bickmore Gard Stain Repellent (link to Amazon.)
Bickmore Gard Stain Repellent (link to Amazon): Under $15
This is your second best contender and at half the price! And it’s also another multifaceted powerhouse, working on leather, suede, felt, nubuck, and more!
Duck’s Wax (link to Amazon): Under $20
Duck’s Wax will be your best bet as a natural treatment product, and at near 12 pounds at a 4 and a half star rating, you could do far worse. Reviews are top-notch too!
Best General Conditioners
KevianClean Complete Leather Cleaner and Conditioner (link to Amazon): Under $30
Add this URL info later for conditioners when available.
Yes wet wipes are naturally a good and affordable leather cleaner that is very gentle on all types of skin (including leather skin.)
Leather jacket lining – cleaning materials (for home cleaning)
Cleaning the inside lining of your leather jacket is much easier than the exterior portion invovlgin leather. For this part at least, you can do it at home, with a few simple cheap tools, such as a sensitive detergent.
Seventh Generation Easy Dose detergent (link to Amazon): Under $15
Compact dose, best for when you lack storage space or a travelling on the go.
Seventh Generation Concentrated Laundry Detergent (link to Amazon): Under $20
Made with USDA Certified Biobased Product and plant-based ingredients, also made for sensitive skin.
How to clean your leather jacket lining- recap:
- Firstly, flip the leather jacket inside and out
- Fill a bucket with warm water with 1 tsp of a mild detergent (such as one by Seventh Generation Easy Dose detergent)
- Get a napkin/sponge and dip lightly into detergent (wring out excess water.)
If the odor is noticeably strong, add around 1/4 cup of baking soda OR vinegar to add to detergent solution mix.
- Wipe all along the lining, especially in and around areas like the armpits, collar, and wrists (any area where the lining is exposed most to body oil heavy areas and dirt.
- Wipe again with a sponge soaked in plain water (to wipe away excess soap)
- Repeat a third time with a dry cloth (to ensure the water does not saturate the outer layer of leather.)
- Then allow the lining to dry completely before flipping the jacket back out.
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*Seventh Generation Easy Does Detergent rated as one of “The 10 Best Laundry Detergents of 2021.”
Best conditioners for your luxury items:
Coach Moisturizer (link to Amazon.com): Under $15
Coach Leather Cleaner (link to Amazon.com): Under $15
Apple Brand Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Kit (link to Amazon.com): Under $20
Seventh Generation Baby Wipes Value Pack (link to Amazon.com): Under $30
Best Hypoallergenic Laundry Softeners for Clothes
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Fabric Softener, Lavender
Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener, Dye Free for Sensitive Skin
Friendsheep Organic Eco Wool Dryer Balls
Purecosheet - Reusable Dryer Sheets
HEX Performance Laundry Packs
Downy Ultra Plus Free & Gentle Liquid Fabric Conditioner
Take your fragrance on the go! – Perfume/Fragrance Atomizer’s
Lil Ray 8ml Portable Mini Perfume Atomizer (link to Amazon): Under $15
Men’s style box
Travel-size steamer (getting wrinkles out on the go)