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post #1 of 6 Old 03-05-2010, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Leather repair

I'm trying to get some leather repaired - it just happens to be attached to a piece of clothing. Aka my cream full seat leather breeches that I show in.
They're about 15 years old and the leather on one part started getting a hole in it, and then the hole got bigger.. and now well, it's giant.
Here is my dilemma - I took it to my seamstress, and she said she couldn't do it so she said to talk to a shoe or leather repair guy. So I went to one guy and he thought I was crazy and told me to go to a seamstress. -_-
So, I have two options. I got my boot zippers put in by the guy that made the batman suit so I think he'd be willing to repair breeches, but he mauled my boots and screwed up the zippers. So I'm not really willing to give him my business again. Then there's a saddle/leather repair guy that my saddle fitter uses and highly recommends that I'm thinking of trying. But I'm thinking he is going to charge a lot.
Buying new breeches is not an option, plus they are in super shape otherwise, all the other leather is fine. And they get what like, 5 rides in them a year?

WWHFD?? Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-05-2010, 07:30 PM
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Anebel, we have that leather repair store in area LOTS of people told me they are very good and very reasonable. I personally never used them (knock on wood! ), but 1) they have email address so you can contact them and at least ask for opinion from good professionals, 2) they have mail-out repair service if you'll be interested. At least worse to try. Ronald Sargent's Outback Leather Laurel MD - Largest & Fastest Leather Repairs Facility on the East Coast
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Go to a place that repairs leather coats and such... if they can't do it, they shouldn't be in business.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-05-2010, 08:40 PM
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Contact your local tack shop. They may be able to steer you towards someone. What brand are they? I have sent breeches to mfg. For repairs. Pikeur used to be good about their repairs, as long as you could be without them for a good while. Expensive shipping, though.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-05-2010, 11:35 PM
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I second outback leather that kitten val posted :)

I've had billets replaced on my saddle by them - the news ones are great. They also have a kick butt blanket cleaning/repair service! Try giving them a call!

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-06-2010, 08:30 PM
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anebel - not sure where you are located, but there is a place in Ridgefield, CT called the Stitching Bench. They have been in business for many years and are known for quality repairs. Owners' name is Vicki; you might want to giver her call.

If you do an internet search for Stitching Bench, it should come up. No web site, just contact info.

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