How to Clean a Pure Cow-hide Pair of Lederhosen Properly

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Lederhosen made with genuine cowhide leather don’t come cheap, so you need to know how to take care of them properly. After all, good quality Lederhosen can last lifetimes and are often passed down from generation to generation. That is only possible, however, if you know how to properly clean and take care of the high quality leather used to make the Lederhosen.

Contrary to popular belief, Lederhosen are actually fairly easy to take care of. They do not require intensive care like other garments and, as we will discuss below, you can keep your German Lederhosen in tip top condition with minimal effort. So let’s take a look at what you need to know to clean your Lederhosen properly.

Clean According to Lederhosen Color and Quality

All Lederhosen are not made from the same kind of leather. Leather ranges from full grain leather to genuine leather, depending on the refinement process and the animal from which the skin came. The color also matters since the cleaning techniques for dark and light colors differ to a great degree.

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Authentic Lederhosen made with smooth leather, for example, can be cleaned with a damp cloth and stains can be left to dry or brushed out. Dark colored Lederhosen are usually easier to clean, since you can use a damp cloth on them as well. Light colored Lederhosen are trickier though you can clean dust off them using the method described below.

Cleaning Dust off the Lederhosen

In case there is a fine layer of dust on your Lederhosen, you can simply brush it off using a fine fiber brush without damaging the leather or subjecting it to water cleaning. However, if there is a thick layer of dust, then you can use water to remove it, although you will have to be careful. Here’s how what you have to keep in mind when using water to clean men’s Lederhosen.

Use Water (with caution) for Intensive Cleaning

Water can, indeed, be used to clean Lederhosen but you can’t just fling it into the washing machine. When using water, the best way is to clean the Lederhosen by hand in a bowl of lukewarm water, but never hot water since it will ruin leather. Do not use regular soap either, only use detergent designed specially to clean leather in small amount.

Once you have cleaned the stain or the dust off the Lederhosen, dry it slowly at room temperature and be sure to move them every now and then, bringing them into shape as you turn or hang them back up.

Dry Cleaning is Preferred

If your Lederhosen is not in need of intensive cleaning, you can simply have it dry cleaned from your dry cleaner. It is the safest and easiest way to clean Lederhosen without damaging the leather and regular. However, the distinct characteristic of the Lederhosen is that it does not require regular cleaning. So as long as you take care not to get heavy stains or dust on it, it should be perfectly fine to wear to the next Oktoberfest.

Now that you know how to clean pure cowhide leather Lederhosen properly, you can find plenty of good quality Lederhosen for sale at the Lederhosen Store to wear to this year’s Oktoberfest. 

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