View Full Version : Distressing on Washed Goat

Raider S
08-08-2010, 05:22 PM
I have an off-the-rack Wested LC in washed goat leather I've been gradually distressing over time. As I've stated many time in the past, I love that leather and love it even more as I age it. I've washed the jacket a bunch of times, rubbed it with alcohol, hit it with course sandpaper, and always rub it down with Pecards.

For what it is, meaning not horrible SA, I love this jacket and wear it all the time as its so light-weight. I did have to have the sleeves tailored as they are FAR too wide on these non-customs. Hope the photos give some idea how nice the leather looks now but I shot them under ugly light so the jacket looks too shiny and artificial.




08-08-2010, 06:40 PM
Thanks for posting this, Raider S. I love the LC jacket - it my favorite out of all of them. Can you give us a wider shot? I'd love to see the whole jacket at once, to get the effect of the distressing better. Also, I'd love to see how it looks on you. You can crop out your head if you're shy. ;D

Kt Templar
08-09-2010, 08:31 PM
Yeah, love that washed goat. You've got a really nice depth to the colour with the pecards and distressing. There is a lot of texture that can be had with a little work. The goat looks super smooth when new.

08-09-2010, 08:42 PM
You know, I don't know why it didn't hit me the first time I looked at these, but my Washed Goat Wested (a Raiders that I just sold two days ago, coincidentally) isn't shiny at all - never was. How did you get it shiny? Is it the Pecards that does it? Mine had a very matte look (and that was what I liked about the WG) and distressed easily with just a fingernail or rub against a wall.

Raider S
08-09-2010, 09:06 PM
The leather is matte in person and the apparent sheen is a trick of the photos and lighting. Notice the leather looks warmer/browner in the middle photo; I used flash on that one. Pecards will give a bit of a shine when applied, but wears off quick.

08-10-2010, 01:04 AM
I especially love the look of the leather on the pocket pic. And yeah, get us a pic of the whole jacket when you get the time!

08-10-2010, 06:01 AM
Really nice...