A pair of leather gloves add the perfect finishing touch to any winter outfit. But after a wet winter, they can quickly lose their luster, getting dirty fingers or fading. If you're sad to see your favorite gloves lose their like-new look, here are easy steps to clean them:
Step 1: With a dampened paper towel, work a small bit of saddle soap into a lather
Step 2: Don one glove and with the sudsy paper towel on the other hand, gently work the soap into the soiled areas.
Step 3: After several seconds, use a new damp paper towel to rinse away the soap and grime.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1 through 3 if needed. Do the same with the other glove.
Step 5: Allow both gloves to air dry.
Take note: Wet leather loses color easily, so don't over-wet or vigorously rub the gloves. I tested it out on a pair of my own red gloves and black ones, too. It was difficult to tell if they really looked any cleaner, but the leather certainly felt cleaner and softer, so I was pleased.