how to store leather pants

How to Store Leather Pants

Whether cropped, straight-leg, pleated or high-waisted, leather pants are a fine addition to anyone’s wardrobe. They go well with various colors and tops for a unique and high-end look!

While they may look flashy and catch the attention of others, they also need to be stored correctly. Leather pants that aren’t stored the right way can easily leave them wrinkled and creased, which makes them look unappealing. 

There are several ways you can do this! The best way to store your leather pants is to fold them or hang them in your closet using pants hangers or clip hangers. 

Let’s explore these three methods in a little more detail. 

Folding Your Leather Pants

Arguably one of the easiest ways to store leather pants is to simply fold them neatly and place them into a drawer or a closet. However, there are a few things that you’ll need to make sure of so that they don’t crease and show folding lines.

folding leather pants

Take note that if you use this method, you’ll need a larger closet, as you should not stack leather pants and also shouldn’t place any other type of garment on top of it. 

How to store your leather pants by folding them:

  1. Take your leather pants and fold them in half (both pockets towards each other). 
  2. Now fold them in half again, this time at the mid section (right about where the knee area is).
  3. You may fold them in half again, if you don’t have too much space in your closet. 
  4. It’s important to ensure that you don’t flatten or press your leather pants once you place them into your closet, as any weight may cause folding lines or creases.

Use Pants Hangers for Your Leather Pants

Another great way to store your leather pants is by using pants hangers. Pants hangers are designed to reduce creasing and offer a more efficient way of storing your leather pants. 

leather pants hanger

There are various types of pants hangers and most of them are designed to store fabric or denim pants. We suggest using a high-quality pants hanger that’s made of wood and features rounded fittings so they won’t damage or wrinkle your leather. 

How to store your leather pants with pants hanger:

  1. Take your leather pants and fold them in half (both pockets towards each other). 
  2. Slide your leather pants into the hanger from the ankle openings.
  3. Let your leather pants naturally rest somewhere near the midpoint.
  4. Hang your pants into any area of the closet.

Use Clip Hangers for Your Leather Pants

Another type of hanger that you’ll be able to use are clip hangers. However, it’s important to mention that you should use a clip hanger with plastic clips, as they’re softer on leather compared to metal clips that some of them have. 

leather pants clip hangers

It’s also a good idea to place a piece of cardboard, playing cards, cloth, or any other type of material in between the clips so that your leather pants don’t get imprinted with clip marks. 

How to store your leather pants with clip hangers:

  1. Place a support onto your leather plants to cushion them from the clips. See above for our recommendations of what you can use for this. 
  2. Place your leather plants into the clip hanger using the left and right clip. Ensure that the clips don’t make contact with your leather pants as this can leave an imprint.
  3. Hang your leather pants into any area of your closet.

Useful Tips For Storing Leather Pants. 

Now that you’ve been acquainted with the three best methods for storing leather pants in your closet, we would like to share some important tips that you should consider. 

  • Regularly Clean Your Pants – It’s important to wash your leather pants from time to time, as any form of mold can transfer to your other clothes when stored in the same closet. Check out our guide on how to wash your leather pants for more information.
  • Dehumidify Your Closet – Using dehumidifiers or desiccants can help to remove any excess moisture from your closet. Leather that is exposed to high humidity over a prolonged time may get moldy. 
  • Regularly Ventilate Your Closet – While dehumidifying your closet removes any excess moisture, it’s important to regularly ventilate it too. This will draw in fresh air keeping your leather pants in good condition.
  • Avoid Wrinkles & Creases – It’s also important to avoid any form of wrinkles or creases on your leather pants, as they can leave permanent marks. Therefore, always ensure to fold them carefully while storing them. Also, take note not to put any weight on them. 

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions with regards to storing leather pants. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to have your question answered. 

Can I Store My Leather Pants Next to Other Clothes?

Definitely! You’ll be able to store your leather pants right next to your other clothes. You can also slot your leather pants along with other types of pants onto the same pants hanger (if it has multiple rods). 

Generally speaking, leather can be stored right next to any other type of clothing material, be it cotton, wool, polyester, or other types of fabric. 

Should I Stack My Leather Pants onto Other Clothes?

If you have a small closet, we recommend that you either use a pants hanger or fold your leather pants and place it on top of all your other clothes. It’s best that you don’t place any other clothes on top of your leather plants because that could leave creases and folding lines. 

About Gerrit

Co-Founder, Researcher & Writer At Leatherskill

I’m a leather enthusiast who spends most of his free time crafting, researching, and writing about the many facets of this versatile material. Thanks for reading!