Didn't want to hijack Kari's thread but I wanted to let you know that in my experience, leather jackets are not particularly fragile.
I went through a saga with one that I LOVED but which had a moldy smell that I could not get rid of. (It came that way and I mistakenly believed it would fade.)
I tried EVERYTHING. Just so you know, one of my desperate moves included throwing it in the washing machine, with detergent. More than once.
It didn't work for the bad smell but neither did it harm the jacket.