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~*~anebel~*~ 03-05-2010 06:12 PM

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!

kitten_Val 03-05-2010 07:30 PM

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! :wink: ), 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

NorthernMama 03-05-2010 08:16 PM

Go to a place that repairs leather coats and such... if they can't do it, they shouldn't be in business.

Allison Finch 03-05-2010 08:40 PM

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.

My Beau 03-05-2010 11:35 PM

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!

Polaris 03-06-2010 08:30 PM

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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