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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

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

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

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

Having F3arful difficulty finding this jacket

Help me find a jacket as exactly like this as possible, of any material, as cheap as possible. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Brown polish on black shoes OK?

OK to use brown cream shoe polish on black shoes? [more inside]
posted by scose on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

All I got for my Linsanity was this stinkin purse

Left my leather handbag on the ground during a sporting event and now it's soaked through with beer. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Feb 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Love at first sight.

Can you identify this façade-embossed red leather purse (seen in Aspen around NYE)?
posted by halogen on Feb 10, 2012 - 4 answers

How to repair a leather couch damaged by kitty?

Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
posted by zinful on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

[Toronto-filter] Skinning a leather couch

Is there any way to make money off an old leather couch -- or at least put the leather to good use? [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on Nov 30, 2011 - 6 answers

My belt holds my pants up, but my belt loops hold my belt up...

Shopping filter: I need a belt to match my shoes. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

What is the best way to poke a hole in a leather watch strap?

I have several watches that I wear that all have leather watch straps. With a couple of the watches, my ideal placement for the hole in the strap is actually in between two current holes. What is the best method to create a hole big enough to use? I have tried a sharp turkey skewer to poke a hole in it, and while it pierced the leather, it didn't leave a hole large enough to easily go through every time. I have thought about a leather punch (which i guess is used for belts?) but that would be way too large. Suggestions?
posted by dbirchum on Aug 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for long, colourful leather bracelets

I really like the coloured leather bracelets in this photo from STREETFSN. Where can I get similar bracelets? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Apr 18, 2011 - 10 answers

RIP angora goatskin: death by cracking.

What's going wrong with my 10-year old sheepskin? ok, actually it's an angora goat skin, but it's the same concept. The main body of it is okay, but the sueded leather is really stiff and fragile at the edges/corners/legs, and pieces keep cracking and falling off, though not yet to the point of crumbling. What's causing this? Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by aimedwander on Mar 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for recommendations for leather shoes in London, UK.

UK Filter: I want to buy a nice pair of leather shoes, budget about £250 - recommendations? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Feb 25, 2011 - 9 answers

In what Los Angeles stores can I shop for plush leather desk chairs?

In what Los Angeles stores can I shop for plush leather desk chairs? I'd like to visit well established stores (ones that have been around for a decade or so) and try out various desk chairs before I make a purchase. I'm willing to drop some bucks for the right chair. I want it to be down-stuffed, soft leather, plush, swivel, tiltable back, adjustable height. I'm not really concerned so much about ergonomics...I don't have back problems. I just want a sense of plushiness when I sit at my desk. I'm willing to drive to any part of town.
posted by zagyzebra on Jan 30, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I sew leather trim?

Where might I find a sewing site (or a book) that shows how to sew leather edging (or binding or piping) on to fabric? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Dyeing leather white

I've got some vegetable tanned leather which I want to turn into my own made to measure sports bag. I want the bag to be white. Is there such a thing as white penetrating leather dye? [more inside]
posted by Sourisnoire on Oct 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Can you help me identify the jacket in this picture?

Can you help me identify the black jacket in this picture? [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Sep 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Trying to luxe up my computer desktop

My current crop of desktop wallpapers are too distracting. Crashing waves, sunsets, streaking meteors, and galactic vistas sure look nice, but they make my eyes stray from the work in front me. I want to find hi-res, high quality shots of fabric, quilted leather, wood and other materials to "upholster" my digital desktop and make it look luxe. Help! [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Jun 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Walking around town with a bag of gold

i want a medieval-style leather coin bag which I will fill with Sacajawea dollars every month as a way to help me keep on budget. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jun 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Who makes gray soled, gray calfskin, sneakers?

Who makes gray soled, gray calfskin, sneakers? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on May 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Leather in vegetarian restaurants

Is it rude to wear leather to a vegetarian restaurant? [more inside]
posted by Hoopo on Oct 29, 2009 - 21 answers

Are meat and leather production correlated?

What proportion of leather comes from animals whose other parts are ultimately consumed by humans for food? What proportion of leather-bearing food animals' skins are ultimately made into leather? How would i find out? [more inside]
posted by dkg on Oct 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Silicone smell in condo

What is the cause of the slightly silicone/leathery/car interior smell in my condo? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Apr 18, 2009 - 7 answers

my old bag

Please help me restore the shape of my Coach bag. [more inside]
posted by happy scrappy on Jan 10, 2009 - 4 answers

What exactly is 'stout footwear'?

Help me choose the perfect boots for wandering around foreign cities... [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Dec 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Leather Jacket Repair

Where can a leather jacket be repaired near White Plains, NY? My son's new jacket brushed against a metal fence and has a clean slice in the sleeve. 2 tailors want to glue and stitch it, but I'm afraid it will look as if the jacket has a scar. Any suggestions?
posted by suzeQ on Nov 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Motorcycle commuting? No sweat.

No sweat motorcycle commuting? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 30, 2007 - 13 answers

ID of skin ailment in picture?

I hadn't intended to use my question for this, but I just can't get it out of my head right now ... what skin ailment would cause this? (Warning: semi-icky, but not disasterously awful, picture.) And is she wearing some sort of leather slacks, or are those her legs?
posted by WCityMike on Jun 29, 2005 - 14 answers

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