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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

How to keep leather gloves looking nice?

My lovely leather gloves need to be put away for the spring. [more inside]
posted by pickypicky on May 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Best place to get a leather jacket altered in Toronto?

Where's the best place to get a leather jacket altered in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by captaincrouton on Apr 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Good leather repair in NYC?

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 - 3 answers

Make 'em short: knee-high leather boots

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 - 2 answers

Flea/tick treatment that avoids leather furniture damage?

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 - 6 answers

Leather Care Products

[Leather Care Filter]: What are some specific products to clean and restore this leather chair? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Jan 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Boot sizin'

How do I know if these boots are too small, or just need to stretch? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Dec 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Bringing Back the Boot

When I buy used boots, how do I best clean and restore the leather? [more inside]
posted by readery on Nov 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find this jacket!

I'd like to find a leather jacket similar to this one. [more inside]
posted by PFL on Nov 10, 2009 - 7 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

Cleaning a cat-peed leather jacket?

Cleaning a cat-peed leather jacket? [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Oct 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Need sites for new leather jacket

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 - 5 answers

Help me find a new beloved leather coat?

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 - 11 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

How do I clean body oil residue from a leather couch

How do I clean body/hair product residue buildup from a leather sofa? [more inside]
posted by archimago on Sep 29, 2009 - 7 answers

girl needs her nice leather...case

Can you help a fashionable girl find a nice leather wallet-style iphone case? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Sep 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Punk Leather Jacket Rehabilitation

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 - 11 answers

Smelly couch, smelly couch, what are they feeding you?

How to deodorize a leather couch? [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Aug 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Leather purse cleaning

I need advice for cleaning a water stain on a leather purse. [more inside]
posted by demiurge on Aug 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Leather Jacket

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 - 7 answers

When I die, will my grandchildren fight over who gets it?

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 - 23 answers

These boots aren't made for walking...yet

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 - 10 answers

What are other examples of offbeat man-made materials?

Pleather 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 - 36 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

Gussy up my feet for summer.

Are there any sandals as comfortable as Chacos but . . . well, cute? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Apr 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Dead Cow Wrappers For Words

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 - 6 answers

Roman emulation

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 - 8 answers

Looking for leather in NYC

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 - 1 answer

How can I wash oil/grease out of my leather gloves?

How can I wash oil/grease out of my leather gloves? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Mar 10, 2009 - 5 answers

What do black leather armbands mean?

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 - 10 answers

Is there any hope for my drab, almost-perfect journal?

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 - 8 answers

I want this bag! But I can't pay for it!

I am obsessed with this bag. I cannot afford it. Please help me find a substitute. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jan 21, 2009 - 22 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

How to keep leather handbag looking like new?

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 - 12 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

Where can I find a classy-looking, ultra-slim wallet?

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 - 23 answers

All this talk about wallets....

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 - 8 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

J'ai une chaise longue et poussiéreux.

How to care for an LC4 chaise longue? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 24, 2008 - 1 answer

Tips for buying a mens' leather jacket

I'm wanting to buy a (mens') leather jacket for the first time. What advice can you offer me? Bonus points if you can recommend a particular brand, or a store in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Nov 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Where do I find a black leather bifold wallet with card slots inside and out, and a zippered change compartment?

I want to find a replacement for a men's Gucci wallet from the late 90's - either the same wallet (new or hardly used, ideally) or one with all the same "features". Can you help me find one, or if not, find out how to find it online or at a store in New York? [more inside]
posted by L'homme armé on Nov 8, 2008 - 2 answers

High End Bondage Gear

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 - 12 answers

How do I get a Leather Handbag reproduced?

How can I get an old leather handbag reproduced? [more inside]
posted by parrotmom99 on Nov 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Flying the Freak Flag

BDSMFilter: Is a minimal amount of bondagewear acceptable in public? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2008 - 42 answers

The perfect look for the practical punk-rock pervert

I'd like to buy a matching pair of black leather wrist cuffs. And I'd like one of the cuffs to work as a watch band. Does this exist? Where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Oct 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to fix my bag in NC?

Where can I find a place that does leather repair in the NC Triangle area? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me compromise my ethics!

For nearly a decade now, I've avoided all leather goods for ethical and aesthetic reasons. But I'm at a point where I'm sick of wearing canvas athletic shoes and imitation leather dress shoes (which are often ill fitting and, frankly, silly looking), and am looking to have my guilt assuaged so I can return to wearing leather. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2008 - 27 answers

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