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#5929880 - 12/17/11 Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket  
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I was wondering if any of my Campfire friends might know where I could send two of my favorite old leather jackets to have the zippers replaced? Thanks...Bill.


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#5929883 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: model70man]  
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Got one replaced in a saddle shop one time, that gal did a fine job, and the replacement was a little bigger and more sturdy than the original.

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#5930048 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: model70man]  
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Do you have a cobbler in town? There was a dude near my old house that sold Redwing shoes and boot, but also repaird them. He was great with heavy duty type zippers too.

He replaced the zipper in my Carharrt bibs one time and it was better than new.

You might want to check for a custom leather place too.


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#5930110 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: tzone]  
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any competent tailor can do it.


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#5930152 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: tzone]  
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All of our old time cobblers have died out. We still have one old time tailor so I will check with him. I thought someone might know of an online firm that specializes in this. Thanks...Bill.


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#5930174 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: model70man]  
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The problem with replacing zippers in leather is the old needle holes don't close up like cloth does. If the zipper is sewn so the stitching is visible, the new zipper has to be sewn in exactly the same line or it will look terrible. It takes a very steady hand to do it right.


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#5930256 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: model70man]  
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Use DOGPILE search engine and look it up.


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#5930718 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: whelennut]  
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http://www.taylorsleatherwear.com/

These guys make the leather jackets we wear at work. They do real quality work and they also repair leather garments, it even lists repairs of family heirlooms and zipper replacement on their website. They're located in Tullahoma TN. You can ship your jacket to them and they'll ship it back when finished, I shipped my work jacket to them for cleaning and refinishing a couple of months ago, came back looking like new.

#5930794 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: Crow hunter]  
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Taylor's Leather Co. here in the mid state is a big maker of leather jackets for both civilian wear & Govt. LE. They do repair work. They make a very quality product also.

#5930819 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: Crow hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crow hunter
http://www.taylorsleatherwear.com/

These guys make the leather jackets we wear at work. They do real quality work and they also repair leather garments, it even lists repairs of family heirlooms and zipper replacement on their website. They're located in Tullahoma TN. You can ship your jacket to them and they'll ship it back when finished, I shipped my work jacket to them for cleaning and refinishing a couple of months ago, came back looking like new.


Didn't see your endorsement for Taylors when i posted. They do great work. If you didn't know about the place you'ld drive by it and not even know it's there. It's not large, but they do put out both quanity & quality of leather products.

#5932276 - 12/17/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: hunter1960]  
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I went to the local tailor (Korean) and got one put in like new for $30. Later I took the wife's skirts in to get new elastic, and it was $15 each! Also let out 2 slacks. Great problem, wife is losing weight (cancer & all), I seem to be getting what she loses.

#5933677 - 12/18/11 Re: Where Can I Get New Zipper Replaced For Old Leather Jacket [Re: Crow hunter]  
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Thanks Crow Hunter! I will contact them. I appreciate your help! Bill.


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