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Black and tan...and espresso, and cafe, and brown, and sand...

When choosing a leather messenger/shoulder bag, how do I decide between brown and black? Should I try to match to the clothes I usually wear, or just pick what I like? [more inside]
posted by splendid animal on Jan 30, 2008 - 24 answers

Leather, etc: Animal product, or byproduct?

How do I know if something is an animal product, or a by-product that exists only because the animal was killed for other reasons? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Jan 29, 2008 - 23 answers

Shoppingfilter: new mum wants a posh leather backpack, is getting a bit neurotic about it

I used to have nice purses. Now I have a baby. I want a posh, probably leather, backpack to tote around for the next few years. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jan 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Leather Wallet Care: How do I stop the breakdown of my wallet?

Leather Wallet Care: How do I stop the breakdown of my wallet? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Help Me Find Flick's Hat

Where can I get a hat like this? I'm looking for an adult-sized hat exactly like this, with the goggles and everything. Thank you!
posted by interrobang on Dec 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Can you diiiggggg it??????

My friends and I are going to start a low down dirty east bay motorcycle gang (we just need bikes!). Where can we get sweet jackets and where can we get them embroidered with our gang name (headless skulls!) and how much should it cost? Bonus question: where do we find kaiser helmets?
posted by Large Marge on Dec 1, 2007 - 17 answers

Removing black grease from brown leather

My cherished leather Coach bag somehow got disgusting, mysterious, silvery-black grease all over the handle. What can I do to clean it safely? I'm looking for people with experience with this type of thing; Google just turns up a bunch of scary results that I'm afraid will ruin my bag. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Nov 25, 2007 - 11 answers

Can the interior lining of leather boots be repaired?

I have a great pair of Fluevog leather boots lined with leather on the inside. The leather lining has worn through inside one heel cup and is starting to rip more and more every time I wear them. Is it possible to get this fixed at a reasonable cost? Anyone know a shoe repairer in NYC who would do a good job? I want to save my boots! Thanks!
posted by agent99 on Oct 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Leather chair restoration

How do I repair a leather chair with a hole and significant cracking? [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Oct 17, 2007 - 6 answers

Need custom leather gloves

I'm looking for a custom leather tailor in Seattle. I'd like to get a custom set of driving gloves, because all the off-the-rack gloves don't fit correctly. [more inside]
posted by skybolt on Oct 14, 2007 - 4 answers

I am having trouble finding the right box.

My father in law is celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend. We got him a kickass present, and it deserves to be presented in a kickass box/receptacle/container. I am not finding it. Ideas please? [more inside]
posted by msali on Oct 8, 2007 - 19 answers

How can I make my new leather jacket stop making a squeaking sound?

How can I make my new leather jacket stop making a squeaking sound? [more inside]
posted by stilly on Oct 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Smooth Black Shoes

Tips for keeping black "man-made leather" shoes looking sharp? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Oct 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Hard Leather Shoes: Why?

Why are shoes made out of hard, ouchy leather? [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Jul 6, 2007 - 15 answers

How to fix a leather saddlebag?

What is the best way that a rookie leather-worker can salvage a torn leather saddlebag? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Jun 27, 2007 - 2 answers

These boots WEREN'T made for walking

I just got some second hand Doc Marten boots, but the previous owner seems to have had some weird way of wearing them which was put them out of shape, how do I get the leather to behave? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Jun 26, 2007 - 2 answers

What do you call this kind of hat, and this way of dressing?

What is this kind of hat called, and what was the "look" that went with it called? Sort of a leather version of a Greek fisherman's cap, sort of reminiscent of SS uniforms. I can remember seeing them worn in the 1970s and 1980s by gay leathermen, gay and straight people at punk shows in Europe, maybe some bikers, too. [more inside]
posted by Forktine on Jun 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Stain Removal Tips

Advice on removing a stain from my canvas bag? [more inside]
posted by piers on Apr 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Wanted: leather soles. With leather on top.

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 - 14 answers

Motorcycle commuting? No sweat.

No sweat motorcycle commuting? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Perfectly plain leather slippers

Where can I buy the perfect unlined leather slippers of yester-yore? [more inside]
posted by kaytrem on Mar 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Tear in leather couch...

I have a small tear in my leather couch. It is about an inch long and on the top of a cushion. Any recommendations on fixing this myself?
posted by iphog on Mar 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Is Natuzzi sketchy?

What's the deal with Natuzzi sofas--is their long lead time due to poor management, or are they just overloaded with orders? And why does there seem to be no information on the internet about ordering or styles? [more inside]
posted by ubu on Mar 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Luxury Leather Lifestyle

Why are leather seats considered a luxury item in cars and sometimes part of first class service on trains and planes? Is it a holdover from earlier times? Just a question that popped into my mind as I recycled a floyer from Amtrak detailing the new First Class Acela service.
posted by buttercup on Feb 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Where to dye leather goods in NYC?

Where to dye leather goods in NYC? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Feb 14, 2007 - 4 answers

That collar from the Sephora ads?

This is kinda (really) obscure, but what the hell. Does anyone know where they got the collar that is being worn here? [more inside]
posted by blacklite on Feb 11, 2007 - 7 answers

What brand is Michelle Dessler's leather jacket from 24 - Day 3?

What brand is Michelle Dessler's leather jacket from 24 - Day 3? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Jan 31, 2007 - 4 answers

custom leatherworker wanted

I am looking for a custom leather worker to create a leather jacket. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jan 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Save my gloves!

How can I salvage my lambskin leather gloves that have been sitting on the side of the road for a number of days in the snow/water? [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Jan 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Leather jacket care?

How to care for a leather jacket? [more inside]
posted by raf on Dec 21, 2006 - 15 answers

It's not easy dyeing green.

How should I dye my beige leather purse a moss green color? Do it myself? Take it to a professional? (in NYC) [more inside]
posted by rmless on Dec 1, 2006 - 1 answer

How do I turn raw animal skin into a hand drum head?

How do I prepare animal hides for use as the skin of a hand drum such as a djembe? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Nov 30, 2006 - 6 answers

How to get ballpoint pen mark off leather jacket?

What is the best way to get a light ballpoint ink mark out of a leather jacket without discoloring or otherwise damaging the leather? It's a black pen mark on a brown jacket.
posted by zembla3 on Nov 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Fake leather jacket? In NYC?

FashionFilter: Where can I buy an imitation leather men's jacket that doesn't look stupid? Do such things exist? I like leather a lot from the appearance standpoint, but while I eat meat, I don't see the consumption of leather or fur as particularly wholesome. Whenever I've tried Googling such things, the only jackets I ever find are bomber jackets, which are not my style -- I'd prefer something cleaner and more modern. Internet sites are fine, but serious bonus points for actual stores in New York City. And how much can I reasonably expect to pay for such a thing?
posted by logovisual on Oct 17, 2006 - 9 answers

NYC leather coat cleaning options?

Where can I get a leather jacket (black car coat) cleaned? NYC, specifically (Brooklyn, better yet). [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Oct 16, 2006 - 2 answers

How to get a deep crease out of leather (upholstery)

I have had an expensive leather couch for about 7 years with removable overstuffed cushions. One of the cushions was probably not pulled tight enough when originally sewed and has a deep crease. I know I can replace the pillow/stuffing insert to plump it up, but I can not figure out how to get the deep , seemingly permanent crease out given that leather cannot be ironed. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.
posted by Lylo on Oct 12, 2006 - 6 answers

New York's all right if you're a metrosexual

How tacky is it for a man to wear an apparently woman-cut leather jacket? [more inside]
posted by nasreddin on Oct 9, 2006 - 35 answers

Stopping shoes from acting like sponges.

I bought some nice leather shoes a few months ago. I recently had to walk around the rainy streets of London for half an hour or so, and during this time the water soaked right up through the leather soles and into the uppers. Is this a) normal? b) preventable?
posted by Kiwi on Oct 2, 2006 - 2 answers

How to get rid of bad smell on leather bag?

How do I get rid of an unpleasant leather smell on a bag bought in Morocco? I think the leather is either poorly tanned or newly made so it has a really strong animal smell.
posted by sachabright on Sep 14, 2006 - 3 answers

Qualities of a good sofa?

What makes for a comfortable, long-lasting sofa, and where can I get hold of one (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Aug 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for an ankle brace

That's it. I've had it. My delicate ballerina ankles get sprained if I step on a piece of string the wrong way. I just sprained the right one again today and enough is enough. I'm going to try to put a plan into action that I thought about a couple years ago. I want to get an ankle brace, maybe even custom-made, that I can wear regularly to prevent this from happening so much. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Jul 7, 2006 - 19 answers

Leather Messenger Bag

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 - 8 answers

How to get rid of that leather smell?

How to make leather smell, well, less leathery? [more inside]
posted by LondonYank on May 29, 2006 - 5 answers

Pretty cool way to keep your pants up.

Where can I buy good leather beltstraps? [more inside]
posted by willpie on Apr 22, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me get accidental crease out or vintage leather and denim jackets.

I have some vintage clothes with permanent accidental creases in unwanted places. I was wondering how to remove them. One on a leather jacket and one is on a denim shirt. [more inside]
posted by lukeomalley on Apr 17, 2006 - 3 answers

How can I make these sandals, part deux

Followup to this question: where can I find a sturdy, inelastic fibre with which to make the uppers for a pair of flip flop sandals? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Cat meets sofa...

What will happen when our scratching cat meets our (proposed) new leather sofa? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Mar 18, 2006 - 23 answers

Scuff marks on black shiny leather shoes

How do I avoid scuffing my new shiny black shoes? What do I do about scuffs that are already there? Tell me everything there is to know about scuffs and maintaining nice shoes. [more inside]
posted by sirion on Jan 2, 2006 - 14 answers

Restoring Old Leather

I have a pair of antique oak T-back chairs with padded leather seats. The leather is old and not quite brittle, but it is cracking ever so slowly. What can I do to help restore some suppleness and health to the leather? [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Nov 12, 2005 - 4 answers

I need tighter leather... er...

How can I shrink my sandals? [more inside]
posted by symphonik on Sep 28, 2005 - 3 answers

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