Clothing Care Guide
The more accurate are your handling and care of our products, the longer they will gladden you.
General washing instructions:
- remove all the laces before washing;
- our trims do not bleed during laundry process;
- divide light and dark clothes and wash them separately;
- cotton and flax linen should be slightly wet while being ironed;
- when ironing, always start with a lower temperature;
- dark items must be ironed inside-out.
Use 30°C (86°F) water for wash in gentle/delicate mode. Use delicate spin cycle mode to simplify the ironing. Bleach must not be used. Do not tumble dry. Hot ironing is allowed, iron inside out.
Use 40°C (104°F) water for wash in gentle/delicate mode. Use color safe laundry detergent to prevent tarnish. Use delicate spin cycle mode to simplify the ironing. Bleach must not be used. Do not tumble dry. Do not pre-soak linen clothes. Hot ironing is allowed, iron inside out.
Gently handwash using very cold water and mild detergent. Rinse in cold water. Press the water out of the fabric by rolling it in a towel, do not twist or wring. Hang and allow to air dry completely. Do not hang in the sun to dry. Do not iron.
Gently handwash using lukewarm water and mild detergent. Rinse in cold water. Do not twist or wring. Let the water drain off, then lay out the item and let it dry horizontally.
Wool, velvet, suede, sackcloth, hopsack linen, padding
Please, use only dry cleaning. Do not wash! These instructions also apply to all our vests, corsets, corset belts, bodices, cloaks and gambesons.
Armor & Accessories Care Guide
The use and care of all metal and leather products is essential to maintaining their service life. Generally you do not need much time to take care of them, but be alert to the nuances of care and storage, that depend on the material they are made of.
- do not polish steel or leather with supplies like metal brushes, steel wool or abrasive cloths, as they will scratch the surface;
- keep your armor in dry ventilated area, sudden temperature changes must be excluded;
- before a long-term storage, make sure that all parts of the armor are clean, dry and completely covered with oil.
Products made of stainless steel doesn't require any special care. You can clean and polish them with a dry soft cloth and any sort of oil (for example, waste engine oil). Water ingress is permissible, but not desirable (do not wipe the product with a damp cloth, do not immerse in water, do not wash in the washing machine). After each use, the armor should be cleaned and wiped dry.
Historically accurate mild steel is more fragile, it rusts and stains easily, so should be treated with respect. Water ingress is absolutely unacceptable and must be excluded. Mild steel items should be dried and cleaned with a dry soft cloth thoroughly after each use to avoid rusting. Light application of WD-40 or T-9 spray before and after use will help to prevent rust, or just rub with mineral oil to form a protective coating that prevents rusting in storage. Storage away from the sources of humidity with the silica gel packets would be ideal.
With time and wear, the brass may tarnish and oxidize, becoming somewhat darker and more natural looking. To polish and keep it bright, simply wipe it with a dry cloth and a little lemon juice or vinegar. There are also special fabrics to clean the brass in jewelry stores and hardware stores. Water ingress is permissible, but not desirable (take your brass jewelry off before taking a shower). The best way to store the brass is in an airtight box.
Protect the leather from damage and wipe with a dry soft sponge to remove dirt. Leather items can be cleaned with a cloth soaked with castor oil, vaseline or glycerin for sheening. Do not rub hard, as the outer fibers may be damaged and the leather will loose its quality and appearance. Wet leather can not be dried near the battery and heating devices.