CCI Helps Customers Save Money and Stay Warm This Winter

November 20, 2020

As temperatures fall and the weatherman starts forecasting snow, Creative Colors International Inc. is ready to get your leather jacket in tip-top shape for the winter season.

Many Americans are tightening their purse strings and searching for ways to cut costs to budget for holiday gifts. The rocky economy and lack of job security owing to the pandemic are also prompting people to find ways to trim expenses. Rather than purchase a new jacket to keep you warm this winter, CCI suggests dusting off the leather jacket that has been hanging unused in the back of your closet and giving it a new life.

“CCI offers on-site cleaning, conditioning, and protection of your leather jacket,” said Mark J. Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner. “Our service technicians are trained to make your leather jacket shine for the cold winter months ahead.”

If your favorite leather jacket is looking dingy, stained and scuffed, CCI can revive its original luster. In addition to cleaning the jacket, CCI will enhance it with its proprietary conditioner. It is specially formulated to perfectly maintain and preserve your outerwear for this winter and many years to come. CCI’s technicians can repair or restore tears, burns, cuts, scratches and stains. They can also fix fading and provide color restoration. CCI’s family-friendly leather care service technicians can provide customers with a leather cleaner and conditioner kit so you can protect your jacket on a routine basis to keep it looking fresh. In addition to leather apparel and furniture, CCI technicians are skilled at repairing car and RV interiors, as well as vinyl floors.

Last year, CCI started restoring colorful, leather sports apparel as well. The company had the chance to refurbish a limited-edition football jacket for a Chicago Bears fan. A service technician spent two days hand-painting the jacket to return it to its original condition.

Leather jackets are an enduring fashion choice, as well as a high-quality investment. Leather is warm, yet lightweight and durable. The thick material can help protect your body from injury and is available in a variety of colors and styles. If properly maintained, leather jackets can last decades and are a great investment. Despite a high price tag, industry experts indicate the leather jacket market grew at a steady rate in 2020. Rather than footing the bill for new outerwear this winter, CCI’s leather care service is better for your budget.

While leather has been a clothing staple since man started walking upright, the iconic leather jacket was first worn by soldiers in the military. German fighter pilots wore leather jackets during World War I because it offered protection from the elements. Outerwear icon Irving Schott designed the first leather jacket for Harley Davidson motorcycle riders in 1928. The durable jacket retailed for $5.50 and quickly became a mainstay for motorcycle enthusiasts. He was also tasked with creating a leather bomber jacket by the U.S. Air Force for its fighter pilots at the beginning of World War II. After WWII, Hollywood helped boost the appeal of leather jackets. Actor Marlon Brando bolstered the popularity of leather jackets when he wore one in the film “The Wild One,” where he played the head of a motorcycle gang. The original bad boy, James Dean, wore a leather jacket in “Rebel Without A Cause,” which helped make the outerwear a staple in most male closets.

After CCI gets your leather jacket ready for winter, you can follow some simple steps to keep it looking fresh.

  • Wipe your jacket with a damp cloth on a weekly basis to remove dirt and dust.
  • Allow the jacket to air dry if you get stuck in the rain or snow because water can damage leather and increase fading.
  • Condition your jacket each season with the CCI’s leather conditioning kit to keep the leather moist and prevent cracking and decrease wear and tear.

Dress to impress and save money by giving your old leather jacket a new life. Call CCI to get your quote today.