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]
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]
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.
How can I get an old leather handbag reproduced? [more inside]
BDSMFilter: Is a minimal amount of bondagewear acceptable in public? [more inside]
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]
Where can I find a place that does leather repair in the NC Triangle area? [more inside]
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]
Have you ever heard of, known, or had a cat who peed on leather furniture? [more inside]
Asking for friend: How do I clean a yellow Fossil leather wallet that is starting to turn brown from use? [more inside]
AskMe Reference Desk: Pre-industrial production and trade of leather and leather goods - how did it work? [more inside]
Is it rude to purchase leather furniture if I have vegan friends?
What can I expect from a leather couch that is made from "bycast leather" (also called "bicast" or PU leather). Any Kramfors owners out there? Also, if I buy a leather couch, will vegetarians hate me? [more inside]
leather laptop bag. where could I have one custom made? or can you recommend one to fit my needs? [more inside]
Where are the good, exciting online fetishwear sites? [more inside]
Recommendations for professional leather cleaners in the Twin Cities area? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Leather Wallet Care: How do I stop the breakdown of my wallet? [more inside]
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!
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?
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]
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!
How do I repair a leather chair with a hole and significant cracking? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I make my new leather jacket stop making a squeaking sound? [more inside]
Tips for keeping black "man-made leather" shoes looking sharp? [more inside]
Why are shoes made out of hard, ouchy leather? [more inside]
What is the best way that a rookie leather-worker can salvage a torn leather saddlebag? [more inside]
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]
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]
Advice on removing a stain from my canvas bag? [more inside]
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]
No sweat motorcycle commuting? [more inside]
Where can I buy the perfect unlined leather slippers of yester-yore? [more inside]
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?
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]
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.
Where to dye leather goods in NYC? [more inside]
This is kinda (really) obscure, but what the hell. Does anyone know where they got the collar that is being worn here? [more inside]
What brand is Michelle Dessler's leather jacket from 24 - Day 3? [more inside]
I am looking for a custom leather worker to create a leather jacket. [more inside]
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]
How to care for a leather jacket? [more inside]
How should I dye my beige leather purse a moss green color? Do it myself? Take it to a professional? (in NYC) [more inside]
How do I prepare animal hides for use as the skin of a hand drum such as a djembe? [more inside]
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.