Thank you for supporting Fell & Fair! Here are some quick tips to make sure your garments last as long as possible! We highly recommend hanging all of our garments as it will make them last longer and prevent unwanted creasing.
Wash garments alone for the first several washes to prevent color bleeding onto other garments! If you have a garment like our Ranger Cloak, remove the leather lace from the throat clasp first.
Wash all items in cold water on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat.
Do not wash with whites or other light colors due to possible dye bleeding.
To iron, use linen setting and steam if needed.
If you purchased one of our cloaks with a raw hem and “fringed” edge, you will need to periodically trim off threads that get pulled out to maintain an evenly worn look.
Wool is naturally self-cleaning, however if spot treatment is needed, hand wash with cold water and hang to dry.
For wool tunics, we recommend Dry Cleaning for a more thorough clean.
Take care when handling chainmail at first! Unlike Steel chainmail that is usually covered in nasty black grease, Aluminum chainmail can retain a residue of aluminum. We do an additional pressure washing to remove that dust, but some can remain. It will take a few uses for this to wear off completely. Wash hand/garments with cold water and soap to remove.
The lightness of Aluminum makes it easy to adjust! If you have trouble getting your head through the hole or wish to have shorter sleeves, a few minutes of work with a wire cutter will take care of any adjustments you need.
Riveted chainmail is durable, however in some cases under strain, some rings can open. This happens commonly under the armpits. Usually, it is only a few rings to allow for movement. This is normal and does not mean that your mail is faulty.
We use the same process of weathering on these coats as we do for our own gear in our film projects in order to produce a look that closer replicates steel. If you do not like this look, simply turn the coat inside out!
Waxed CanvasDo not wash! Use cold water to remove unwanted mud or other debris by hand.
If wax coating begins to wear thin, we recommend reapplying coats of Barbour Wax.
Like most leather boots and shoes, these require a break-in period. We recommend starting just a few hours at a time and wearing thick boot socks. Insoles can also be added to enhance fit and comfort.
To enhance the water resistance of your boots, we recommend applying Aussie Wax regularly.