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Removing chewing gum from leather

So I managed to get gum on my shoe yesterday. Normally I would just scrape it off, but in this case it's on the top of the leather shoe, not on the sole. I did some googling and saw advice to freeze the item with gum on it and other advice to use a hairdryer to heat the gum. One page suggested peanut butter. Since these seem like contradictory bits of advice, I'm here asking: Have you ever tried to remove gum from leather? What worked? Since it's the top of the shoe I'd like to have it look ok when I'm done.
posted by kbuxton on Mar 26, 2014 - 6 answers

 

"Tube collar"?

My leather jacket has bitten the dust. I'd like to find a replacement, but I'm really fond of the large, tubular collar that mine had and can't seem to find that style anywhere. Any ideas or keywords I can use?
posted by griphus on Feb 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me reupholster leather desk chair

I have a leather computer desk chair that I got 2 years ago that I really like and they don't sell it anymore, it is very ergonomic. I have tried out other chairs and not found one as good. The leather has torn in several places and I need to reupholster it. I don't want to take it somewhere to be reupholstered becasue a) I don't have the money and B) I would have nothing to sit on while it is in the shop. The thing is I don't know anything about reupholstering , let alone what looks somewhat complicated due to all the panels, in it. I have made a video showing in detail the chair, and the problems with it. I will be very grateful to anyone who can help with with this. This is the video.
posted by john123357 on Jan 27, 2014 - 9 answers

What goes with a leather blazer?

I was recently given this rather nice quality leather blazer, but I feel like a mafioso if I wear it out. Thoughts on what to pair it with? On the legs, especially? The model's very minimal t-shirt seems like an ok idea, I dunno though. I'm pretty tall, fairly skinny.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jan 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Cleaning My Cloth/Leather Bag

I have owned a cloth messenger bag with leather trim around the edges for a couple years. Over time, the cloth has gotten somewhat dingy (no issues with the leather). I am unlikely to find another bag like this, so I want to keep it clean, if I can. Laundromats won't touch it because of the leather and I can't machine wash it for the same reason. I have tried scrubbing it by hand with different things - vinegar, lemon juice, and bleach (all diluted in some amount of water) to no avail. Internet searches haven't turned up many other suggestions. Are there any recommendations for other things to try?
posted by C'est la D.C. on Jan 12, 2014 - 10 answers

The Polar Vortex ate my shoes

Please help me save my beloved boots from what may be some serious salt damage! [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jan 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Vera Pelle is not the designer!

SO and me saw a chocolate brown satchel purse (this kind of design but the leather was real and not mottled) she really liked at a shop but agreed it was over-priced and probably cheaper online. The bag was labeled "Vera Pelle" and searches on eBay and other places brought up quite a lot of bags under that label. On Friday, we discovered Vera Pelle just means "real leather" in Italian and is stamped on any bag made in Italy that is made out of leather. So, we're trying to find places that have catalogs of Italian made, non-branded leather purses to peruse to find the purse she liked. Any suggestions?
posted by parmanparman on Jan 7, 2014 - 10 answers

how to liquidate thousands of indian leather bags from the 80s?

Dearest holy hivemind, My family has thousands of Shantiniketan leather bags from the 80s/90s in storage from when my dad used to import them and sell them. I'm ideally looking for some wholesaler, preferably in New York, whom I could approach and say something like, "hey, here are (tens of?) thousands of vintage leather bags - do with them what you will," in exchange for some kind of moneys. Do y'all have any suggestions for what to do? We've also been thinking about eBay and Etsy, but those seems like they'll take a while and require a good amount of supervision/managing. Thanks in advance!
posted by mrmanvir on Jan 2, 2014 - 9 answers

men's leather trench coat, in the Greater Toronto Area?

Where in the GTA (greater Toronto area) is a good place to look, for a quality, genuine leather men's trench coat? [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Dec 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Christmas goose problems!

I have a beautiful, just shot wild goose! Except I didn't expect to receive a wild rather than tame goose, and I have no bacon or other fat to cover it in. How can I cook this without turning it into leather? Help? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Dec 24, 2013 - 16 answers

I'm looking to get (re)belted...

I have a slim leather belt with lovely Mexican silver hardware; but the belt itself is fairly shredded, and has already been repaired once (by a shoe repairman, who did the best he could). Who fixes belts these days? How do I find someone to put the hardware on a new piece of leather, in Montreal, in New York, or on the Internet? How much should I expect to pay?
posted by musofire on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Can you help me find a classic, badass, [fake] leather jacket?

For the past year or so I've been daydreaming about buying a classic leather motorcycle jacket, like this or this. Tragically, though, I cannot afford to spend $700. My budget is more like $200. Can you help me fake it? [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on Dec 17, 2013 - 9 answers

What brand(s) are these coat(s)?

I'd like to find out what brand(s) of coat(s) Kyle Maclachlan is wearing in this and this photo, it's for a film noir project. Any idea?
posted by omar.a on Dec 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Leather + shampoo =?

Shampoo spilled in my suitcase. My leather boots and leather pumps were stained. I tried absorbing the shampoo but the stains are still there. Home remedies? Take to dry cleaner? Cobbler? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Leather soles

What specific type of leather is used for dress shoe soles? [more inside]
posted by pengale on Oct 22, 2013 - 1 answer

All you need are gloves, gloves; gloves are all you need

Hi Metafilter! Can you help me find winter-lined leather gloves made in a developed country (the U.S., the UK, the EU, etc.)? I want them in black, in a women's size 7.5. I want to buy them online, but not from Leather Gloves Online.
posted by topoisomerase on Sep 27, 2013 - 6 answers

The perfect black leather messenger bag for a geek with sensitive skin

So I found this black leather messenger bag, and it meets my needs in just about every way...but I'm wondering whether I can find a better one in this vein for a similar price. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 17, 2013 - 9 answers

I need supplies for entry-level leatherworking. Difficulty : cat toys.

I want to learn how to make cat toys for Captain Tightpants. I've got the design, I know exactly what I want to make... but I lack supplies and some knowledge. [more inside]
posted by radiopaste on Aug 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Water stain on unfinished/raw leather...what to do?

I have this bag. Like an idiot I spilled sparkling water on the inside, where it appears to be raw untreated leather (the outside is pretty smooth leather). Now there are water stains on the inside. [more inside]
posted by long haired child on Aug 14, 2013 - 4 answers

how to clean the leather seats in my toyota highlander

i have a 7 year old and a 9 year old and the backseat of my highlander has gotten filthy. i took it to get detailed and i was surprised at how little effect it had on the leather seats ... the grime is gone but they still look dirty. i want to get to work on it myself this week... any suggestions on how to clean leather car seats?
posted by alcahofa on Jul 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me craft a leather anniversary gift!

I make a gift for our wedding anniversary every year. This year I need to make something out of / involving leather, but the amount of work/resources needed to craft leather seems quite daunting. Any ideas or cool alternatives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Fixing scratches in polyurethane-coated leather

How do I deal with scratches in "polyurethane-coated leather"? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity on May 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Adding a strap to a bag

Wondering if this is possible and where would I go to get this done-adding a strap to a bag that I bought [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on May 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for a good Leather goods repairers/restorers in the UK

I am looking for someone in the UK to restore/repair a leather writing case. Any recommendations? It needs relining (and therefore reconstructing essentially). It used to belong to my Grandmother and I would love to get it restored to it's former glory.
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics on May 8, 2013 - 1 answer

Where can I buy leatherworking supplies and leather in Long Island?

Where can I find leatherworking supplies and leather at a storefront on Long Island, preferably Suffolk County? All I've found are hat shops or defunct addresses. [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on May 1, 2013 - 1 answer

A professional tweed messenger bag?

Can you help me find a professional tweed messenger bag? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on Apr 16, 2013 - 17 answers

Leather Jacket Staining White Shirts

I've had a black leather jacket for four or five years, and the jacket itself is probably twenty years old. I never had it stain anything until I began wearing white button-up shirts to work, but now I have a bunch of shirts with dirty collars that don't wash out. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by 23 on Apr 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Finding a lost finding (Jewelry)

I'm seeking a specific silver hook and eye clasp for a fisherman bracelet I lost. The hook piece has a swordfish embossed on it. I have looked high and low on the big jewelry, jewelry and beading supply sites and etsy but no luck. Picture of clasp Immense sentimental value! I've seen Ask MeFi work some crazy magic in the past, I'd be eternally grateful for your help!
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I take the best care of my favorite leather jacket?

A couple of years ago I found the best black leather jacket ever, and I diligently applied some sort of waterproofing/leather protectant spray every few months for the first year. It's been pretty well-loved since then, and is starting to show slight signs of wear--nothing major, but enough so that I don't want it to get worse. How can I restore it to its former glory and keep it protected so I don't have to think about buying another one for many years? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me protect and preserve my brand new leather shoes

I just bought a pair of these Grenson Stanley Wingtips. How do I care for them? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jan 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Men's leather belts — where's the sweet spot re: "cheap" and "durable"?

All my life I've bought cheap-ass vaguely-leather-ish belts (like, the $20 ones from that rack next to the cash register at the el-cheapo big box shoe store) and they've always started to warp within three months and started falling to pieces within six. I don't think I'm unusually hard on my belts. I think the ones I'm buying just suck balls and I should bite the bullet and buy nicer ones. So: How much more would I have to spend to get one that didn't suck? What would it cost me to get a leather belt that would last two years without warping or splitting? Five years? Ten? Infinity?
posted by and so but then, we on Jan 10, 2013 - 39 answers

Help my girlfriend find the perfect pair of high quality, full-grain leather boots!

Help my girlfriend find the perfect pair of high quality, full-grain leather boots! Looking for stores in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as online retailers. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 4, 2013 - 19 answers

Save my purse and save my cat

Help me rescue and soften a leather purse! [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Dec 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Legacy book

Beautiful leather or wood binder-type notebook, available for purchase immediately in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Takin' care of boot...ness

I own these Frye boots, now how do I take care of them? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Talk us in to or out of this...

We found a terrific high quality tufted leather coffee table leather ottoman bench thingie on consignment- this particular one runs around $500 retail. The leather is the soft non scratch kind in dark brown/ black. It looks brand new. We love the idea of it because we have a little human coming and it minimizes the worry about him getting hurt if he hits his head on it. It suits our need for a play table, changing table, foot rest and general decor item. The price it $140. Here is the rub: we have 3 cats. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Dec 9, 2012 - 20 answers

My bag is turning black!?

Help me clean my jean-stained leather bag in Japan (and help me prevent this from happening again)! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Dec 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Journal from "Supernatural"

Pretty much looking for the Winchester's 3-ring supple leather journal from the show "Supernatural". [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Nov 21, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I train myself to have an appreciation and eye for the quality of higher-end clothing and accessories?

How do I judge the quality of luxury clothing and accessories? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Nov 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Leather, leather everywhere, nor any drop to drink

Where should I go shopping for boots, belts, and funky clothing generally in Italy (Florence or Rome)? [more inside]
posted by 168 on Nov 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Cleaning boots that may or may not be nubuck

I bought these leather nubuck/suede boots (in brown) last year and wore them throughout the fall and winter. Due to my ineffective attempt at waterproofing them and lackluster cleaning, they have some lighter spots and dark stains. Some of this is just wear on the leather, I know, but is there a way to get the rest of that off? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Oct 21, 2012 - 2 answers

NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLOM OF NIT

Help me find a bag suitable for an Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General! [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Oct 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me not ruin my shoes so fast!

My favorite pair of shoes in the entire world, this pair that there only seems to be one of in existence, are just a smidge too narrow. They're 11D, and feet would fit best in an 11E. That smidge is giving me one mean callous, but more importantly the widest part of my foot, tipped with that callous, has already worn through the leather lining and might have burst through the calfskin outer if I hadn't caught it in time. What can I do to not ruin these beautiful, expensive shoes any further? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack.

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me start my new awesome hobby!

I would like to start learning how to make leather journals. I really don't know where to start. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Oct 3, 2012 - 5 answers

I'd totally run for International Ms Velvet. Or International Ms Fuzzy Fabric Of Any Sort.

How did leather, latex, and vinyl get to be the most popular and celebrated materials in the kink/BDSM world - as opposed to say velvet, silk, organza, lace, muslin? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 25, 2012 - 24 answers

I'm looking for a cobbler in Dallas, Texas

I'm looking for an excellent shoe repair place in Dallas. [more inside]
posted by hugandpint on Sep 15, 2012 - 1 answer

One of these days these boots are gonna ... be on my feet.

Brown leather, wide-calf boots with minimal bells and whistles and a comfortable foot for under $200. Is this the impossible dream? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Need shoes that will help me stay upright.

Help me replace my Danskos with shoes that won't make me fall over. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Sep 9, 2012 - 20 answers

It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told.

Lots of leather, lots of products. Are leather care products interchangeable? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Aug 20, 2012 - 6 answers

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