You’ve heard this one before, but it bears repeating: treat your leather gear right, and it’ll last forever. (The same goes for waxed cotton, while we’re at it.) And since you’ve already got your boots and Barbour, it’s time to learn about keeping them fresh.
As it turns out, it’s not too different from your skin care regimen—a little goop and a little diligence. For the details, we sat down with Chris Chase of Portland’s Otter Wax, maker of some of our favorite leather and waxed cotton revitalizers. (If you were wondering where to pick some up, it’s available from our brothers at UD Perks.) Here’s what he had to say.