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 -