Decided to just take the chance and threw the leather and ponte pant in the front load machine on cold. The upside totally outweighed the risk. Have been wearing these things way too often, have had leather cleaned professionally and have been less than thrilled with the results, so in the wash they went.
Risk? Losing a pair of pants that have been a wardrobe workhouse. Plenty of more pants out there. 🙂
Out they came, simply hand-blocked them flat, and when dry they were just like new. Ponte back in shape and clean, leather soft and supple.
Every day dress decided to just take the chance on DIY leather pant cleaning. Outcome? Great.
Machine wash cold, (front load only, less agitation) Woolite for Darks, no softener, lay flat to dry.
Kind of like this photo as it has focus and blur. Life is so much of both, take the chance.