For the past year or so I've been daydreaming about buying a classic leather motorcycle jacket, like 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help me find a leather version of the cheap handbag that got me through law school! I'm convinced the lady lawyers at work are snickering at me behind their backs for carrying my tattered PVC bag. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Aug 31, 2010 -
I am looking to replace my beloved leather coat, which was stolen last spring. So now it's fall, and the stores are full of coats, but I've found that nothing even remotely comparable seems to be in style at the moment. Am I missing the secret source for classic, fashionable, longer-length leather coats? Do I need a fashion lesson and some nudging? [more inside]
posted by desuetude
on Oct 15, 2009 -
Where can I buy high quality bondage gear online? I'm looking for girls' wrist and ankle cuffs specifically, but I also like to browse. There are a million sites out there selling the same old stuff. I'm hoping to find something special.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 6, 2008 -
I want shoes. Specifically: women's plain, flat, black leather slides, with leather soles. I'll bend a bit, but the shoes shouldn't bend much -- I want leather soles
. Who likely makes these? [more inside]
posted by kmennie
on Apr 4, 2007 -
I'm looking for an inexpensive (less than $80 if possible), quality, brown leather messenger bag. It'd be great if it was big enough to hold my HP Compaq nc6000 (1.34 x 12.51 x 10.31 in). [more inside]
posted by tnoetz01
on Jun 28, 2006 -
To continue the 'bag' threads...
I realize that there have been threads before about briefcases, but my needs are slightly different and I want to see if I get different responses. I'm looking for a small leather soft-sided briefcase, but I can't find one I like. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Aug 11, 2004 -
Where can I find a good leather notebook cover that will enclose a mead 3 x 5 wirebound notebook (top or side bound) ?
I've found one source of leather covers for use by police, and some really cool blank book kits, but can't find any good covers that use a generic little notebook as filler. Is this an evil conspiracy by the stationary illuminati?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 24, 2004 -