Dedicated to preserving the longevity of your varsity jacket, the NS Collections family has assembled essential care instructions. Crafted from premium materials such as genuine cowhide leather, melton wool, vinyl (faux leather), and satin, our letterman jackets are designed to withstand the test of time with proper maintenance.


  • For optimal care of your varsity letterman jacket, we recommend brushing it gently with a soft suede brush or lint brush to remove dirt and debris before hanging it. Hang your wool jacket on a sturdy plastic or wooden hanger in a well-ventilated area to maintain its shape and freshness. Avoid overcrowding the closet to prevent crumpling and potential odor absorption from nearby items.
  • In case of spills, use water to blot the affected area with absorbent cloths or paper towels without rubbing, especially for substances like wine or ink. For tough stains containing natural or chemical pigments, seek assistance from a professional dry-cleaning service.
  • It’s advisable to take your wool letterman jacket to the dry cleaner at the start and end of the season, with occasional cleaning as needed based on usage. Store your wool jacket in a breathable garment bag with moth repellents like mothballs or cedar chips to deter insects.
  • Professional dry cleaning is essential for wool letterman jackets, and ironing should be avoided if possible. If ironing is necessary, place a protective sheet or pillowcase over the jacket before using steam on a clean surface or flat ironing board.


  • To care for your cowhide leather letterman jacket, begin by softly brushing to remove any dirt and dust. Clean the jacket using a soft, dampened sponge or cloth, rubbing gently in circular motions until the dirt disappears. Apply leather lotion to the sleeves and trim, using small circular motions, and then dry the jacket gently with a soft cloth.
  • For the inner lining of your letterman jacket, you can use a moist baby wipe to clean it, ensuring it stays fresh and clean. Remember to handle your leather jacket with care to maintain its quality and appearance for years to come.


  • To clean your wool and vinyl letterman jacket, begin by preparing a cleaning solution. Fill a bowl with warm, clean water and add approximately 4 tablespoons of a gentle, liquid cleanser, such as dish soap. While regular tap water is acceptable, distilled water is preferred for optimal results.
  • Next, dip a soft-bristled brush into the soapy solution and gently brush the sleeves of your vinyl letterman jacket to remove any dirt or stains. Then, rinse the sleeves with a clean, wet cloth to ensure all soap residue is removed.
  • Finally, use a soft, clean cloth to dry the vinyl varsity jacket’s sleeves thoroughly, ensuring the fabric is left clean and free of moisture. This process will help maintain the quality and appearance of your wool and vinyl letterman jacket for years to come.


  • Satin bomber jackets can easily be washed and dried, making them very easy to care for.
  • Machine wash your satin varsity jacket using the permanent press cycle and warm water wash.
  • Dry your satin letterman jacket on a low heat setting in your dryer, or hang it on a clothesline to air dry in warmer weather.
  • Remove from the dryer promptly and hang to avoid unwanted creases.
  • Typically, our satin varsity letterman jackets do not require ironing, but if it’s necessary, turn you jacket inside out and use a warm iron.


  • To store your varsity letterman jacket properly, opt for a cool, dry closet or room with adequate air circulation and no direct sunlight exposure. Avoid storing in attics or basements, as these areas may harbor moths, insects, mold, or mildew.
  • Hang your letterman jacket to prevent permanent creases and marks. If hanging is not feasible, consider rolling the jacket from the neckline down to preserve its shape.
  • For cowhide leather varsity jackets, it’s crucial to provide attentive care to prevent fragility. When storing your jacket again, ensure it’s in a cool, dry location with proper ventilation, away from direct sunlight. Avoid folding, as it can lead to creases and marks. If hanging isn’t possible, rolling the jacket from the neckline is an alternative method to maintain its condition.

Cowhide leather is a natural material, it can be fragile if not looked after properly. If you want to preserve your Varsity jacket as long as possible, here are a few tips:

  • Clean your jacket with leather lotion on a monthly or semi-monthly basis, depending on wear frequency.
  • Avoid stuffing your pockets to prevent distortion.
  • When hanging your jacket, empty the pockets and zip or button it completely.
  • Store your leather varsity jacket in a ventilated room, covered with a breathable, unsealed garment bag or cloth bag to prevent dust accumulation. Avoid plastic bags.
  • Keep your jacket in a cool, dry place to maintain its condition.
  • Allow the leather to dry naturally and avoid using heaters, which can cause cracking.
  • Refrain from applying chemicals, perfumes, or colognes to your jacket
  • Consider professional dry cleaning by a leather specialist annually or semi-annually to ensure proper care.

Don’t hesitate to entrust your favorite varsity jacket to a leather dry cleaning professional every one or two years. They’ll ensure your jacket receives the specialized care it needs to stay in prime condition.