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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What will happen when our scratching cat meets our (proposed) new leather sofa? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Mar 18, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
Any ideas on how to remove melted butter stain on brand new pair of "nubeck leather" shoes? (Nubeck leather looks a lot like suede, and looks a lot like crap with the butter.) Today was my first day with the shoes and I managed to step in dog dew with one (easy, albeit unpleasant, clean-up) and spill about a square inch worth of butter on the other.... Thanks for any help.
posted by rabbus
on Sep 27, 2005 -
What's the best way to repair cat scratches on a (neutral shade) leather sofa? Is there anything better than that "Leather Magic" stuff?
posted by mkultra
on Aug 25, 2005 -
I hadn't intended to use my question for this, but I just can't get it out of my head right now ... what skin ailment would cause this
? (Warning: semi-icky, but not disasterously awful, picture.) And is she wearing some sort of leather slacks, or are those her legs?
posted by WCityMike
on Jun 29, 2005 -
To continue the 'bag' threads...
I realize that there have been threads before about briefcases, but my needs are slightly different and I want to see if I get different responses. I'm looking for a small leather soft-sided briefcase, but I can't find one I like. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Aug 11, 2004 -
At my company, we just ordered a pallet-load of leather portfolios for the salespeople. But as I was just checking out my sample, I noticed a definite repeating pattern in the grain. Is it possible that this is some kind of recycled leather that gets stamped with a fake grain, or did we in fact just buy portfolios made of pleather?
posted by baltimore
on Apr 6, 2004 -
Where can I find a good leather notebook cover that will enclose a mead 3 x 5 wirebound notebook (top or side bound) ?
I've found one source of leather covers for use by police, and some really cool blank book kits, but can't find any good covers that use a generic little notebook as filler. Is this an evil conspiracy by the stationary illuminati?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 24, 2004 -
My wife bought me a nifty leather duster
for Christmas. I've never had a leather overcoat before, and I'd like some tips on waterproofing it and caring for it.
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Dec 26, 2003 -
I have a nice black leather jacket that has absorbed a bit of smoke smell each time I've gone out downtown, and it doesn't seem to let any of it go. It's gotten pretty stanky. The only advice I'm finding online is to rub baking soda into it, but I'd wonder if it would ever look black again after that. Febreze is not recommended for leather. The jacket is that very soft, pliable glove-leather -- not heavy-duty Harley gear. Anyone have experience with this?
posted by Tubes
on Dec 22, 2003 -