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Leather care for my favorite leather boots

What is the best way to care for my favorite leather boots? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 answers

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]
posted by UniversityNomad on Jan 10, 2012 - 14 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

Help me replace my bondage restaints

Where can I buy a good quality set of leather bondage restraints? [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on Jan 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Lifetime leather jacket?

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.
posted by ejfox on Dec 29, 2011 - 21 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

Chrome-tanned leather allergy: Help with alternatives!

Allergic to chrome-tanned leather: suggestions for brands of non-chrome-tanned leather products, or non-leather alternatives! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Nov 29, 2011 - 1 answer

How should I take care of new leather shoes?

How much should new leather show use? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Nov 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Is fur actually worse than leather?

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.
posted by PhillyNK on Nov 28, 2011 - 38 answers

Love the bag, hate the stained pants.

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]
posted by arnicae on Nov 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Leather jacket in NYC

Hell bent for (a good quality) leather (jacket) in New York City. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 3, 2011 - 1 answer

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

He can have five browser windows open at once, but he can't find a briefcase that's big enough

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]
posted by enlarged to show texture on Oct 13, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me my restore my leather jacket and make it last forever!

Help me my restore my leather jacket and make it last forever! [more inside]
posted by AaRdVarK on Sep 21, 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

How do you paint leather?

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.
posted by FunkyHelix on Aug 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Workbag suggestions

(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]
posted by moiraine on Aug 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for a specific hook and eye clasp

Where can I find a hook and eye clasp to make a leather bracelet like this? [more inside]
posted by poq on Aug 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Soap stain on leather

How to remove savon noir from leather? [more inside]
posted by TrixieRamble on Jul 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Hole in my shoe...

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]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

leather vs. fabric upholstery

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]
posted by oneirodynia on May 20, 2011 - 19 answers

It looks like Slimer from Ghostbusters died in here.

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]
posted by patronuscharms on May 13, 2011 - 8 answers

This bag has been sitting in my closet for years...

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]
posted by lockstitch on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Because all my video game characters dress better than me

I want to take up leatherworking. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 10, 2011 - 11 answers

If I had a briefcase, it would have been kidnapped by ninjas

I'm a man, and I need a briefcase. Are you a bad enough dude to help me find one?* [more inside]
posted by indiebass on May 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Saddleback Backpack Questions

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]
posted by madmethods on Apr 24, 2011 - 3 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

leather restoration in the Twin Cities?

TwinCities Filter: Do you know a good company/person that knows how to restore leather couches in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Mar 5, 2011 - 1 answer

A Good Bag Is Hard to Find and Prevent from Ruining All Your Other Stuff

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]
posted by hansbrough on Mar 3, 2011 - 8 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

Looking to buy a chair.

Unique chair from TV series. [more inside]
posted by JohnE on Feb 24, 2011 - 11 answers

What to wear to a kink con?

I'm attending a weekend-long alt-sex/kink convention. What clothing should I pack? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 10 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

Dyeing Leather

I would like to dye this brown leather bag black. Tips? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 answers

The ironic part is these probably avoid pains in the neck, but shopping for them is giving me one.

Where can I buy a couch neck rest and how much are they supposed to cost? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Mount a small object in front cover of hardback book? Please/

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]
posted by waxbanks on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Shoe shopping makes me angry.

Men have Allen Edmonds, Aldens, etc. But where should I turn for classy women's dress shoes that I can walk miles & miles that will last 5 years or more? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Winterproofing Blunnies

How should I prepare my Blundstones for winter in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Dec 6, 2010 - 6 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

This is why you can't have nice things...

I spilled an entire bottle of (clear) cough syrup into the bottom of my leather bag. How can I limit/ fix the damage? [more inside]
posted by CharlieSue on Nov 3, 2010 - 1 answer

The (Leather Steering) Wheel that Grips

What would remedy a leather-covered steering wheel that's worn in spots? Depending on the weather, it gets gummy-feeling and gross.
posted by SillyShepherd on Oct 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Or grow my hands?

Is there a safe way to shrink a pair of leather gloves? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Basic boring black shoe?

Suggest a basic black leather men's shoe to wear with jeans? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Oct 13, 2010 - 25 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

Help a fashion novice get a handle on her new handbag.

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 - 7 answers

Help me find a leather version of the cheap handbag that got me through law school!

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 - 24 answers

help me buy a bag

Is it worth it to get a more expensive, leather bag over a cheap faux-leather bag? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Aug 29, 2010 - 32 answers

What's best for maintaining wood and leather furniture?

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 - 11 answers

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