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  1. R

    Invisible mending

    Dear Gentlemen, Yesterday I had a very sad experience as well as some minor depression. I smoke pipes and I was lighting my pipe after the pipe was lit, I stumbled upon a big chunk of scorching hot tobacco on the sleeve of my beloved jacket. Long story short, there is a small hole burn from the...
  2. S

    How to save a boot from bad polish?

    A well meaning friend sent my Blundstones to the hotel shoe shine and now they look like this. What can I do to save them? They’re less than a year old.
  3. qwertyas

    Church's Oxford shoes with creases - Fixable, normal or throw out?

    My Church's Oxford shoes have what I think are some pretty terrible creases (please see the picture). I have odd sizes feet (short but wide) and a strange gait where my feet externally rotate and supinate. I've been trying to fix this with the help of a podiatrist. There has been some...
  4. M

    Sport coat buttonhole fraying

    I have a sport coat where the middle button hole is starting to fray. It’s an older jacket with sentimental value and I’d like to make sure I don’t damage it permanently. Is this something that needs to/can be repaired by an average tailor? I’ve attached a photo, and apologize if this is in the...
  5. WondrousMoose

    Repairing deep leather creases?

    Hey all! Long-time reader; first-time poster. I recently received a pair of hand-me-down Cole Haan chukkas and am having a hell of a time fixing them up to my liking. Below are two pictures of the creasing, followed by one of the other shoe on that same side. All the other sides look like that...
  6. M

    Sheepskin Jacket repair advice?

    I recently bought a second hand sheepskin jacket which for the most part is in great condition. I've had to do some small repairs and tweeks myself but there's one issue that I don't know how to resolve on my own. The outside part of the collar has discoloured and taken on a more tough texture...
  7. steve1234

    Professional repair with elbow patches

    Has anyone had a sweater *professionally* repaired with elbow patches? I have a sweater with a worn out elbow. I tried to apply elbow patches to another sweater before and did a terrible job. They were uneven and looked like crap. I'm trying to see if it's possible to have them professionally...
  8. whoisthis

    Florsheim imperial 93605 used

    Im very knew to old vintage shoes. Could you give me an advice on this shoe as far as the condition and how much i should pay for it ? The only part that is skeptical to me is the heel edge area where you slip in the foot. It seems a bit cracked?
  9. S

    Small hole in brand new CK suit pants

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/inULvsKMqUkSpqS96 Hi everyone, I’m a first-time poster here, but I’ve lurked for a while and found the forums very helpful on a variety of topics. I am hoping that someone may have advice on what I can/should do about a hole I discovered this morning in a new pair of...
  10. A

    discoloration on leather shoe

    Bought these Cole Haans from a goodwill. Took them home, cleaned with warm water and dish soap, conditioned with Saphir Renovateur, polished with cream polish. Once they were all cleaned up, I noticed the toe has some lighter shade discoloring. You can see it on left side of the shoe's toe in...
  11. antlabel

    New Designer ANTI

    Hello I just opend up a new website shop and all please go check it out www.ant-anti.com Ik you guys will like!
  12. cajunking

    Leather Jacket Beyond Repair?

    Found this old Belstaff jacket -- wondering whether or not it would be salvageable if I brought it to a leather repair place? They'd likely need to patch it up a good bit as most of the tears don't seem clean and a lot of the rips seem to be fraying. Looks a lot like one of my waxed cotton...
  13. tommboy

    Really upset, just ripped my pants in half!

    So I just squatted down and ripped my suit pants (Zegna) in the butt area about 3 inches. I've worn this suit only a couple times (my first suit I've owned was supposed to be for interviews). This Is upsetting because the tailor let out the butt area allready as much as possible and this means...

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