Waxed Cotton Care and Advice

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WAXED COTTON CARE AND ADVICE

Proper care and treatment of your waxed cotton garment will ensure its longevity. Belstaff’s signature waxed cotton uses the finest materials, and we take pride in the craftsmanship of our pieces.

Proper care and treatment of your waxed cotton garment will ensure its longevity. Waxed cotton, or oilskin, is a unique high-performance fabric. It is made by weaving 2-ply cotton yarn into a strong canvas fabric, which is then treated with a proprietary mixture of micro and technical waxes. This oil/wax treatment creates a highly resistant wind and water barrier, while maintaining the breathability of the cotton.

Complimentary re-waxing and repairs

In order ensure your Belstaff jacket is always ready for adventure, we are offering complimentary re-waxing and repairs on all Belstaff 6oz waxed cotton jackets. Drop your jacket into your local Belstaff store and we’ll take care of it for you. Our service is built around standard re-waxing and simple repairs like zips and studs replacement. For more serious wear and tear and alterations, we’re here to help you find the perfect solution. *T&C's apply.

For more information on our complimentary service click here .



Watch our re-proofing demonstration and buy your Belstaff wax here. For information on Leather Care and Advice please click here

+ Cleaning

Regular cleaning not only enhances the appearance of your garment but removes dust and dirt that can cause premature wear. Regular cleaning also prevents dirt build-up from becoming irremovable stains.

• Remove dried mud, sand and grit as soon as possible especially along inner sleeve seams, as these are abrasive.
• Hose off or sponge wipe with cold water only. If dirt is ground in, gently brush it off with a soft bristled brush and then rinse.
• Hang to dry naturally for at least 24 hours in a dry, well-ventilated area.
• Reproof the entire garment after cleaning.

Doing any of the following will damage or remove the proofing and may void the garment’s warranty:

• Do not dry clean.
• Do not machine wash.
• Do not tumble dry.
• Do not use soap or detergent of any kind.
• Do not use solvents or bleach.
• Do not iron or starch.
• Do not force dry or expose to a direct flame.
• Do not expose to direct sunlight for a long period of time (such as rear car window).

+ Reproofing

Most waxed cotton garments will need regular reproofing within a year if worn frequently, or even sooner if you notice that the coat is drying out due to exposure to the elements. Uneven, shiny or dry areas, or where moisture no longer beads, is a good indicator to reproof those specific areas. It is not necessary to reproof the entire garment unless it has been washed.

By reproofing your waxed cotton jacket, you can bring back its original water-resistant finish. On top of prolonging the life of your jacket, reproofing will also revive the fabric's colour and help to prevent holes from forming along the seams of your jacket. Garments can be as good as new with an easy application of reproofing wax.

• Be sure that the garment is clean and dry. Lay it on a flat surface and apply the wax sparingly with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth.
• Try using a hair dryer to warm the wax on the cloth and on the garment as you apply it. This will make the application easier and more uniform.
• Spread the wax evenly, working it into the fabric in a circular motion. Do not coat the surface too thickly or it will not be able to absorb it all. Seams and worn areas will require more wax.
• Wipe off excess wax and hang garment to dry overnight in a well-ventilated area.
• The next day, spread out any excess oil not absorbed. Apply more wax to areas that still appear shiny or dry.

+ Storage

To ensure the longevity or your wax cotton coat or jacket, always be sure to hang it in a well-ventilated area. Dried mud, sand, grit and dirt should be removed as soon as possible, as it will have an abrasive effect on the waxed cotton.

Items stored not completely dried or stored in a humid area may very well develop mildew. Once stored, regularly inspect your garment for mildew or mildew-indicating smell to prevent damage from occurring to your garment.

Hang or roll/fold your garment in a dry, cool and well-ventilated space.

+ Repairs

For all queries regarding repairs, please can we advise that you take your garment to your nearest store, or alternatively contact our Customer Service team on (0044) 203 086 8619 or at customerserviceeu@belstaff.com.

+ Special Notes

Avoid contact between waxed cotton and pale-colour leather car seats. As a precaution only, we recommend that you do not wear garments on seats for the first couple of weeks after purchase or after reproofing. Once the natural weathering process begins, the garment will feel dryer and softer and it will then be safe to resume normal use.

+ After Care Services

We offer a range of after sales services in our stores. Unfortunately, not all services are currently available outside of the UK. To find out what services are available nearest to you we would recommend that you take your garment to your nearest store, or alternatively contact our Customer Service team on +44(0)203 086 8619 or at customerserviceeu@belstaff.com.

All Outerwear

• Zip replacement.
• Re-waxing.
• Shorten sleeves (cotton).
• Shorten sleeves (leather).
• Shorten trousers/jeans.
• Replace lining (whole).
• Replace lining (partial or regional).
• Reinforce stitching.
• Reinforce material (holes or rips).
• Replacement belt (leather).
• Replacement belt (cotton).
• Shorten belt.
• Reinforce stitching for knitwear.
• Re-waxing for jacket with fur.
• Leather retreatment/reconditioning.
• Missing stud buttons (whole set).
• Missing zip pull.

Shoes/Boots

• Re-heel.
• Re-sole (a long leather sole and rubber sole).
• Re-heel and resole.
• Zip replacement.
• Missing buttons/studs.
• Reinforce stitching.
• Re-polish.

LEATHER CARE AND ADVICE

Proper care and treatment of your leather garment ensures longevity. Belstaff’s signature leather handling uses the finest materials, and we take pride in the craftsmanship of
our leather pieces.

Proper care and treatment of your leather garment ensures longevity .Durable and flexible, leather is created by tanning animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. Belstaff’s signature leather handling uses the finest materials, and we take pride in the craftsmanship of our leather pieces. Produced in a wide variety of types and styles, leather can be decorated using a variety of techniques and finishes, including our signature hand waxing.

+ Cleaning

Proper care and treatment of your leather garment will not only enhance the appearance but will also ensure its longevity.

• Using a soft brush, gently brush to garment to remove any dust.
• Clean your jacket using cold water and neutral soap (without any chemicals). With a sponge, gently wipe down the outside of the jacket. Avoid using hot water. Do not apply to any areas with fur as this will detrimentally damage the fur.
• Remove the soap with the same method, using only cold water.
• Remove any excess water with a sponge and then shake off to ensure that no water marks are left on the jacket. – Should water marks appear please use a damp sponge and wipe over the affected area before once again removing excess water.

• Allow to dry by hanging the garment in a sufficiently ventilated area, far from direct sources of heat (radiators, etc.) and direct sunlight.
• It is possible to clean the leather with a wool soaked in some neuter cleansing (which also contributes in giving brightness and nourishment to your garment). On suede in certain instances it is possible to remove light and soft stains with a rubber.
We recommend that you do not use a Belstaff wax on a leather jacket as the wax is produced for the wax cotton jackets alone.
Doing any of the following will damage or remove the proofing and may void the garment’s warranty:

• Do not dry clean.
• Do not machine wash.
• Do not tumble dry.
• Do not use soap or detergent of any kind.
• Do not use solvents or bleach.
• Do not iron or starch.
• Do not force dry or expose to a direct flame.
• Do not expose to direct sunlight for a long period of time (such as rear car window).

We would also recommend taking your Belstaff jacket to a specialist reputable and professional Leather Care or cleaning company when needed as this will make caring for it day-to-day much easier. Please contact our customer services team for additional advice on trusted service providers.

+ Storage

• Do not store your jacket in plastic, this is because the film will dry the fabric out.

• Use strong wooden hangers or padded hangers to store your leather coats and jackets, this will help in keeping the shape of your garment. Also, make sure to store the garment in a cool and dry place avoiding humidity and direct sunlight at all costs as it will dry and discolour the leather.

• Try to avoid folding your jacket wherever possible.

+ Repairs

For all queries regarding repairs, please can we advise that you take your garment to your nearest store, or alternatively contact our Customer Service team on 020 3086 8619 or at customerserviceuk@belstaff.com.

+ Special Notes

It is a good idea to try and protect your jacket from heavy downfalls of rain where possible. Once leather gets wet, the natural oils in the material seep to the surface. When things heat up the oils can evaporate, leaving you with a jacket that’s dry and brittle. The best way to prevent water from ruining your jacket is to give it some extra protection. A good leather conditioner will make your jacket more water resistant, as well as keeping the leather strong and looking like new. In the event that your leather garment does get wet, it’s best to allow it to dry naturally.

+ After Care Services

We offer a range of after sales services in our UK stores. You can take your garment to your nearest store, or alternatively contact our Customer Service team on 020 3086 8619 or at customerserviceuk@belstaff.com.

All Outerwear

• Zip replacement.
• Shorten sleeves (leather).
• Shorten trousers.
• Replace lining (whole).
• Replace lining (partial or regional).
• Reinforce stitching.
• Reinforce material (holes or rips).
• Replacement belt (leather).
• Shorten belt.
• Leather retreatment/reconditioning.
• Missing stud buttons (whole set).
• Missing zip pull.

Shoes/Boots

• Re-heel.
• Re-sole (a long leather sole and rubber sole).
• Re-heel and resole.
• Zip replacement.
• Missing buttons/studs.
• Reinforce stitching.
• Re-polish.

+ Warranty

Belstaff takes great pride in the design and craftsmanship of all its products. We seek to use only the finest materials and the highest manufacturing standards. We strive to make sure every item we sell is impeccable.

In the unlikely event that a Belstaff product does not match up to our high standards we will try our hardest to address the problem. Our jackets and footwear carry a 24 month guarantee from the date of purchase, our accessories carry a 12 month guarantee. This applies to items purchased in our standalone stores and online.

If you find a defect with your Belstaff item within the 24 month period you have a further two months to inform us of the issue, please contact Customer Services who will be able to advise you further.

Upon alerting to us to an issue with your item you may be requested to email us images of the damaged article. We will then make an initial assessment and come back to you with the next course of action.

Our warranty does not cover damage caused by wear and tear and misuse of the item.

If your item has been purchased from one of our Authorised Partners we would advise that you reach out to them in the first instance. They will then make arrangements with the relevant team at Belstaff to resolve the issue.

+ Ethical Policy

All our materials are ethically sourced, we visit factories regularly to ensure animals are treated as humanly as possible and that any dyes used do not leave a lasting impact on the environment.

Our leathers our soured from Europa and Africa (each skin is certified by a document / technical sheet which is presented at customs which certifies the origin of each animal). Different products are produced in different countries. We produce in Italy, Romania, Portugal, Turkey, Tunisia. The leather used varies greatly on the product and each item is checked on arrival in our warehouse in Italy – this is a manual process. Any irregularities in stitching, colour, size, etc. are recorded and the product sent back to the factory. Should a factory have repeat instances where the products do not meet our quality standards, we would notify them in writing of our concerns, give them the opportunity to correct the issues. If the issues are not addressed, we would switch to another factory. All of our leather tanning is done in Italy by certified structures as required by law.

Unfortunately we don’t have TOG values to share, but we can confirm that we use a high quality down filling, made by 90% of duck down feathers and 10% of duck small feathers. The higher percentage of down feathers gives the garment its particular lightweight appearance but also ensures good performance in terms of warmth. The down filling is contained by a lightweight and specific down-bag, which prevents feathers from coming out. Also, our suppliers declare to comply with animal welfare policies and have refrained from using materials originating from animals submitted to cruel and painful practices, such as live plucking, or being brutally killed.

Need help? Contact customer care on (1) 844-440-0843