Care Instructions

Crinkled Finish

The crinkle finish of some of our styles is part of the design. Due to the materials finish and construction the measurements of the garment may change after washing. To give the garment its original structure we recommend you to re-shape it after washing and drying the garment twisted.

Garment Dyed

Some of our garments have been dyed to achieve a specific look and if it occurs any variability in the color of those garments it should not be considered as a fault. These garments are not advisable to be exposed to direct sunlight since the garment can be bleached from the sun. We recommend you to wash these garments separately, or with similar colors.

Leather Bags

The easiest way to make sure your bag holds mint condition as long as possible is to store it in the best possible way when you´re not using it. To do so we recommend you to not keep it in plastic bags or anything else that can prevent the leather from “breathing” freely. Environments that is too cold, or too hot can also be damaging for the leather, as same as dusty or dump areas. As with all leather products, let your bag dry naturally if its exposed to moisture and try to keep the leather fresh by applying leather balm three to four times a year. Never wash the bag in any way. If dirty, try to get the dirt off with a damp cloth that is lint free and in a worst-case scenario take the bag to a leather specialist that can help you with your leather bag.

Leather Jackets

Almost all our leather jackets have been pre-washed to give it the look and feel that we want to achieve. The jacket should only be washed if necessary and in that case, only by an authorized dry cleaner that can handle the leather properly. As with all leather products, let your leather jacket dry naturally if it’s exposed to moisture and if it gets stained by dirt you could try to carefully wipe it off with a slightly damp cloth. If possible, this garment should be kept away from damp environments, but if it for some reason gets wet it’s important to let the jacket slowly dry out on a hanger away from direct heat sources (which could make the leather crack). If the leather becomes stiff after drying you can carefully rub parts of it together in order to get it back to a softer feel, but only do this when it’s completely dry. Keep the leather fresh by applying leather balm three to four times a year

Leather Shoes

High quality shoes are an investment, and with proper care they can be worn for decades. In order to take care of your shoes in the best possible way we recommend you to treat them at an authorized shoemaker. To achieve the signature HOPE-look we make our shoes and boots with care, piece by piece and small variations, color and texture are intentional to make each piece unique. If your shoes don’t come with rubber-reinforced soles, we recommend you to let your shoemaker help you apply those. It will protect your sole, waterproof it, and make it non-skid. Also, always use a shoehorn when putting on your shoes which will prolong the life of the heel cap and inner lining. And, even if you want to, try not to use your new shoes all the time - let them rest for at least one day before using them again.

Nubuck and Suede

Although there is not much visible difference between the two, suede is sanded on the inner layer of the leather and nubuck is sanded on the exterior side. Since the outside layer of a skin is tougher, nubuck tends to be easier to maintain. Special care needs to be taken for both suede and nubuck shoes. Stains can’t be polished in the same manner as regular leather shoes. To ensure the longevity of the shoes, spray them with both water- and stain repellent before the first use. To clean a suede or nubuck shoe, there are a variety of brushes specially designed for this purpose. Try your local shoe maker shop or a shoe store to find one that suits your needs. Persistent stains may be removable with sandpaper, though we recommend you talk to a specialist before trying this. As with regular leather the shoes should dry naturally if exposed to moisture, away from heat sources and preferably on a surface that can absorb moisture from below, like a newspaper.

Synthetic Wax

Our waxed synthetic cotton is a machine washable wax garment. The wax is a polyurethane blend with silicone which looks like natural wax and can be machine washed at 30 degrees with detergent. If the item is slightly dirty use a damp cloth on the area that´s dirty. No dry cleaning.

The woven cotton fabric is infused with synthetic paraffin formulas. It is a development from the wax fabric that was used at the turn of the century. We have chosen to use the synthetic wax to avoid the smell and greasiness of natural wax. Still with strong abrasion resistant and weather proof. It combines the durability of nylon with the natural feel of cotton. Imperfections in wax wear add to its unique, worn, rugged look. When hung in a warm room, the fabric "refinishes" itself, and use-marks fade.

Wax Cotton

Our non-synthetically waxed garments are coated in traditional wax and cannot be washed or dry-cleaned. To clean, allow any mud to dry, then gently brush off with a soft, lint free, fabric pad - sponge with cold water if needed but never use soap or solvent. Always allow your garment to dry thoroughly after use in wet weather and never pack away damp. Evidence of wear in the wax coating can be dry or shiny patches. Reproofing the fabric will prevent this and maintain the weather proof qualities and extend the garment's life. When you're about to reproof your garment, first make sure that it's thoroughly cleaned. And only use British Millerainwax dressing since other products are inferior and may reduce the performance and life of the fabric. To reproof, first place the tin of dressing in warm water to soften it and make it easier to work with, then apply an even coating over the whole garment - paying particular attention to seams, elbows, pocket edges and cuffs. Wipe of excess and let it hang overnight in a well-ventilated area.

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