Cleaning Lederhosen - Germany

How best to do it


6783kqe
I've heard you can't clean lederhosen, not in the normal way of putting them into the wash. But I have a smelly pair that have been sitting in my Keller since Sunday, they are half covered in puke after the Oktoberfest on Sunday and I am just wondering what I can do.

I've scraped the heavy stuff off but I need to clean them a bit better I think before I put them away from another year. Suggestions?
Iceberg Slim
The girl at the store told me warm water and a cloth. Wipe, don't scrub and don't use soap.
kitkat64
Bring them to the dry cleaners (after you clean them off as much as you can). I've seen worse things than puke on my boyfriend's lederhosen and, somehow, it came off at the dry cleaners.
pelskimamma
Don't clean 'em.

An elderly bavarian went to his doctor for a general checkup.

The Dr. told him he would need a blood sample, urine sample, stool sample, sperm sample and a stomach sample to perform all the nescessary tests.

The bavarian took off his Lederhosen and gave them to the Doc.
Elfenstar
i just had my suede jacket cleaned. set me back €40. i will never buy another beige-colored leather jacket again! try cleaning your pants as suggested above.
charmed
If you do not want to put them in the washer... Use a mild detergent, clean them with warm water. Then set them aside to dry (might take a while...dont try to rush it)...they need to be on a flat surface though...dont hang them up...they might go outta shape. Afterwards take a soft brush and brush them up so they get that nice feeling back...should do the trick.
Kathleen
If you can bring yourself to remove the souvenirs of so many nice if messy fests, then try this link:

http://german.dannecker-collection.eu/lederpflege.php
DOLFO
Onkel Otto, who served in the Luftwaffe during the 2WK, left me his fabulous old Lederhosen when he demised. Sadly, although in excellent overall condition and generally nice shape, they have become a bit stiff with age. They have that perfect and much-desired air of having been worn everywhere (in the Alm, on the battlefield, at Trachtenfest and Oktoberfest treffen), and were a favorite part of his Bayern wardrobe.

What I wish to know is this: what sort of restorative efforts can I SAFELY make upon them so as to make them less stiff and more supple? I've heard many stories about what NOT to do to Lederhosen, in terms of applying restorative cleaners, cremes and solutions, but is there actually some sort of restorative preparation I can apply to the leather that will help soften them up without harming it?

Since I can't wear them continuously (and thereby help bring them back to life naturally, through regular wear), I need to know what I can do to remove the stiffness and make them more wearable. I've attached a picture of them; they're quite angenehm, really, if in need of some softening.

Any help would be appreciated (and yes, perhaps one of these days I shall even visit Herr Lipah at his wonderful Lederhosenwahnsinn shop to ask his help!

Tschuss, Dolfo

Attached image
Esham
Sleep in them for a couple of nights. Your movement, body heat and moisture..best thing for them..
BayrischDude
Leather or saddle soap. I've never used it on suede leather, but lederhose, shoes, boots, belts, etc. Cleans it all and keeps the leather soft.

Attached image

I believe it costs about 7€.
Beuel
@ Dolpho
sit on them until they're warm and knead them.
TT Logo
You are viewing a low fidelity version of this page. Click to view the full page.