OK to use brown cream shoe polish on black shoes? [more inside]
I've just bought some dubbin to condition my boots and it occurred to me that I'm just about to move from the tropics to much cooler, drizzlier climes. Should I also condition my leather jacket with dubbin, and if so, how often?
My wife has this leather painting/art kind of thing which was made by taking a hide of leather and cutting out patterns in it. I think it was then painted a bit. It was made in Thailand originally. The problem is that it got stored somewhere damp and the bottom bit has shrunk, so now it is not rectangular but more rhombussy shaped. (Not a lot, but noticeably). Is this repairable? I mean, leather stretches right? If so, where would you go to get it fixed? I don't even know what sort of craftsman to ask.
Where can I find a pair of leather gladiator sandals? Requirements inside. [more inside]
What adhesive should I use for a leather insole and a Sorbothane heel pad? [more inside]
Calling all artists: which paint should I use for vintage-style lettering on leather and treated canvas?
Calling all artists: which paint should I use for vintage-style lettering on leather and treated canvas? [more inside]
Left my leather handbag on the ground during a sporting event and now it's soaked through with beer. Now what? [more inside]
I'm looking for a dark, well made, quality leather wrist cuff/bracelet that's about an inch thick with a snap closure. The internet seems flooded with crappy cuffs with lots of junk stuck on them. Can you recommend a shop/person? I lean more towards something that looks vintage/distressed rather than new, stiff, and polished. This is for a man, but think more unisex.
Can you identify this façade-embossed red leather purse (seen in Aspen around NYE)?
I want to make a set of armor out of leather. Where on earth do I start? [more inside]
how to get dish soap out of a leather backpack. also, :( [more inside]
What is the best way to care for my favorite leather boots? [more inside]
Have I ruined my boots with leather conditioner, or is this how properly-conditioned boots are supposed to feel?
Have I ruined my boots by using Lexol conditioner on them? Is this how they're supposed to look/feel? Or have I done something wrong? [more inside]
Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
Where can I buy a good quality set of leather bondage restraints? [more inside]
I'm 19, and I want to buy a leather jacket to last me the rest of my life. Any suggestions as to brands, styles, or where to get one? Ideally I could wear it all my life, wear it in like a good pair of boots, and possibly hand it down to my son, or at least my 10-year-younger brother when it became his time.
Is there any way to make money off an old leather couch -- or at least put the leather to good use? [more inside]
Allergic to chrome-tanned leather: suggestions for brands of non-chrome-tanned leather products, or non-leather alternatives! [more inside]
How much should new leather show use? [more inside]
Is wearing fur actually any worse than wearing leather? There's a much stronger taboo against wearing fur, but I can't think of any reasons why it's worse than leather.
I have a new bag, a great leather briefcase from Dr. Koffer. The leather has a great feel, and I love the bag. Except...it has been staining my pants. How can I clean the pants, and stop the bag from staining? [more inside]
Hell bent for (a good quality) leather (jacket) in New York City. [more inside]
Shopping filter: I need a belt to match my shoes. [more inside]
Mr. enlarged is about to start work as a professional, and he needs to look the part. His laptop is enormous. What briefcase should he buy? [more inside]
Help me my restore my leather jacket and make it last forever! [more inside]
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?
I'm turning a small vintage samsonite leather suitcase into a baby travel kit that will stay in my sister's truck. I know how to get the lingering smells out, and how to replace the liner. I also figured out how to clean leather. But what type of paint is best to use on leather? I want to add some decorative elements with a baby theme to the outside and I'm not sure if acrylics are okay.
(Handbag-filter). I'm looking for a very specific handbag for work and travelling. My perfect bag would be a standard Mulberry Bayswater with a messenger strap so I can sling the bag over and have my hands free (very useful when in airports). [more inside]
How to remove savon noir from leather? [more inside]
I accidentally kicked a branch on the sidewalk, which punched a small hole into the surface of my shoe. Here's what it looks like. Is there an easy fix for this? [more inside]
Leather versus fabric furniture pros and cons. Is it worth the extra cost to get a couch in leather? This is regarding a Room and Board sofa, so if you have an opinion on R&B in general, feel free to join in. [more inside]
A family member accidentally left a huge bag of gummy bears and worms in the backseat of his car during a very hot day and now the damn thing has melted all over the leather and into the seatbelt cavity. What are our options? [more inside]
I have a beautiful leather satchel I bought on a study-abroad trip to Italy, but unfortunately I didn't take into account the size of my laptop. Is there a way to stretch the bag so it will fit? [more inside]
I want to take up leatherworking. Where do I start? [more inside]
I'm a man, and I need a briefcase. Are you a bad enough dude to help me find one?* [more inside]
Questions about the Saddleback leather backpack. Can't find many reviews about this particular piece. How is it for carrying? How is it in the rain? And most importantly...just...do you like yours? [more inside]
I really like the coloured leather bracelets in this photo from STREETFSN. Where can I get similar bracelets? [more inside]
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]
TwinCities Filter: Do you know a good company/person that knows how to restore leather couches in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
I've got a new red leather handbag. Please help me figure out how to protect my light-colored clothing from getting red color transfer (perhaps by applying some kind of product to the bag?) -- or tell me this isn't possible. [more inside]
UK Filter: I want to buy a nice pair of leather shoes, budget about £250 - recommendations? [more inside]
Unique chair from TV series. [more inside]
I'm attending a weekend-long alt-sex/kink convention. What clothing should I pack? [more inside]
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.
Where can I buy a couch neck rest and how much are they supposed to cost? [more inside]
How can I insert a small mirror or peephole into the front cover of a handmade hardcover book? What kind of material is appropriate for the cover? Will cardboard/cloth do? What about leather? Is there a tutorial anywhere to show how this is done? [more inside]