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 -
I recently bought a Fendi Classico No. 4
as a self-reward for an accomplishment and because it's just perfect for me. But I don't own a lot of designer items or keep up with all the trends, so I'm a little clueless as to how to treat it! A few specific questions are below, but my general question is - what should I know about owning a really nice handbag like this? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Sep 17, 2010 -
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 -
For the first time in my life, I have real
furniture! Can you help me keep it nice? [more inside]
posted by browse
on Aug 18, 2010 -
I bought myself a pair of Real Cowboy Boots the other day, and I can't quite figure out if they fit me right. Should I return them and find another pair? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Spilled alcohol on a leather recliner and now I have a couple bleached spots on the light brown leather. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy
on Jun 28, 2010 -
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 -
I have a leather bag with a couple small punctures in it, where should I take it in Manhattan for repair?
posted by sonofslim
on Mar 18, 2010 -
I have a couple of super cute knee high leather boots that are just a smidge too tall. Should I try to alter them to fit? [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies
on Feb 25, 2010 -
Learn from my mistake ... K9 Advantix flea and tick spot treatment does not mix well with leather furniture! Question: are there other brands of spot treatment for fleas and ticks that won't require me to cover every piece of leather furniture in the house before applying to the dogs? [more inside]
posted by Dave.
on Feb 16, 2010 -
So its about time to get a new leather jacket. I'm male and looking for either a "car coat" or "walking coat" style and I need it in ~2XLT. I can't find anything good at Burlington, Zappos, or Wilsons.
Anyone have a good idea where else to hunt something like this up online? I don't necessarily need to purchase it online, but at least hunt for a jacket whose look I like.
posted by Ikazuchi
on Oct 19, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
Can you help a fashionable girl find a nice leather wallet-style iphone case? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23
on Sep 21, 2009 -
Back in the day, I had a black leather motorcycle jacket painted up in the usual punk style: Big back patch, studs, spikes, chains, the works. I'm older now, and I'd like to keep the jacket while getting rid of the youthful excess that covers it.
How do I rehabilitate my old leather jacket? [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Sep 10, 2009 -
I bought myself a leather jacket in the biker style
. The jacket length is perhaps an inch or so too long. The jacket is made from thick and still somewhat creaky leather. What can I do to alter it? Would you advise me to attempt it myself?
posted by ashaw
on Aug 4, 2009 -
I am writer in search of a messenger bag. What is your opinion of the Saddleback Leather Company, specifically its briefcase
? In your opinion, is really it worth a month's rent?
posted by litterateur
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I just bought a pair of amazing leather boots. They were the last pair. I'm not returning them. However, they're knee-high and the left one is a little too tight on my calf. I can still wear them, but I'm looking for advice as to how to stretch them, just a little, to make them more comfortable in the short term. I imagine that they'll naturally stretch a bit over time, but I'm hoping for a quicker fix. Anyone?
posted by B-squared
on May 30, 2009 -
fascinates me. What are other examples of man-made "faux" materials and/or products? I'm specifically interested in products that are considered to be (possibly inferior) replacements for the original?
posted by jackypaper
on Apr 26, 2009 -
I've seen a couple people recently with very nice fairly stiff leather journal covers, maybe a little smaller than 8 1/2 by 11, that hold a smaller replaceable floppy journal inside. I want one. I've looked around some, but all I can find are the cheap mass-produced ones. Does the hive mind have a lead on where to get a good-quality leather cover online or in the SF bay area?
posted by devilsbrigade
on Mar 28, 2009 -
I am attending film school where I am putting together the proposal for an ambitious film that takes place in the Roman era, in tent interiors. Now, the Romans used leather for tents, however I'd like to use a cheaper alternative, such as brown canvas. Should I use canvas?
Where can I get largish quantities of canvas/tent making material?
(Some source specific to Vancouver would be very helpful!)
posted by niccolo
on Mar 16, 2009 -
I'd like to buy some leather that's suitable for tooling in NYC. I'm looking for vegetable tanned leather at least 3 or 4 mm in thickness and at least 2 square feet in area. I'd also like to look at it before buying it, so internet-based retailers aren't what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by bshort
on Mar 16, 2009 -
In the gay leather subculture, what do those black leather bands around a bicep mean (if anything)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 2, 2009 -
Is there any chance I could change the color of a leather journal - whether slightly or significantly - without removing the non-leather portions (thus destroying the journal)? Or am I stuck with it how it is? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias
on Jan 31, 2009 -
I need some handbag care advice for my girlfriend. She has a golden-tan leather Furla bag that is starting to get a little dried out. We're not in a big city, so going to a professional probably isn't an option. What can she do to treat the leather so it stays looking like new? Specific brand names of products we can order are preferable.
posted by stopgap
on Jan 3, 2009 -
What is your favorite slim, classy-looking wallet for men? I'm looking for a wallet that looks professional (maybe black or brown leather), and is also very compact. I've looked at the Slimmy but it seems almost too
compact, and I'd be worried everything would fall out. Are there any wonders of wallet engineering out there that allow for a reasonable amount of cards and cash without creating a three-inch brick? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 1, 2008 -
Christmas Gift Filter: I am looking for a leather wristlet for my sister and can't find exactly what I want. [more inside]
posted by mjcon
on Dec 1, 2008 -