Well, my problem is that I have /very/ little time to be doing this -- you and so many others in this thread make a real business at this, and are so generous with your knowledge -- I'm purely a dilettante out to fund my own clothing purchases and help find my friends cool stuff. The time value of money on this one didn't pay off, and my thoughts are that a real hardcore LP consumer is going to stare at this and say ....nah. I've got an externally immaculate Kiton cashmere dark green windowpane jacket in my closet in the office that I had drycleaned and tuned up by an incredible cleaner, but there's a good amount of lining wear on one the pockets internally. If I were keeping it, Kiton'd happily reline it for me with original fabric and I'd be golden. Instead, I'm stuck with a jacket that I've got $80 into that is going to be a much harder sell on eBay/less profitable item. I'd rather not repeat that with the leather. Minor stuff like repairing/replacing buttons (I like sewing), laundering (no problem with that either) I'll do, but the Kiton jacket is a reminder to me that yeah... you gotta be judicious.