I love these two items of clothing, a vintage loosely-woven white lace vest with pearl details, and a black hooded Chambers jacket with faux leather sleeves. Unfortunately, there is a hole in the lace, and the faux-leather has begun to separate from the sweatshirt-like material underneath (see linked photos). Where can I send or take these items to have them repaired properly? [more inside]
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]
Where should I go shopping for boots, belts, and funky clothing generally in Italy (Florence or Rome)? [more inside]
Hell bent for (a good quality) leather (jacket) in New York City. [more inside]
I'm attending a weekend-long alt-sex/kink convention. What clothing should I pack? [more inside]
Is this a leather apron? What is it for? [more inside]
I'm wanting to buy a (mens') leather jacket for the first time. What advice can you offer me? Bonus points if you can recommend a particular brand, or a store in NYC. [more inside]
I'm looking for a custom leather tailor in Seattle. I'd like to get a custom set of driving gloves, because all the off-the-rack gloves don't fit correctly. [more inside]
FashionFilter: Where can I buy an imitation leather men's jacket that doesn't look stupid? Do such things exist? I like leather a lot from the appearance standpoint, but while I eat meat, I don't see the consumption of leather or fur as particularly wholesome. Whenever I've tried Googling such things, the only jackets I ever find are bomber jackets, which are not my style -- I'd prefer something cleaner and more modern. Internet sites are fine, but serious bonus points for actual stores in New York City. And how much can I reasonably expect to pay for such a thing?
I have some vintage clothes with permanent accidental creases in unwanted places. I was wondering how to remove them. One on a leather jacket and one is on a denim shirt. [more inside]