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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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local leather repair shop

Just took in some race leathers to be repaired and have the stitching reinforced on an older suit. I used a shop called Beehive Shoe Works in the Loop -- it was more a matter of convenience (it's near my job and not a long walk from my apt downtown) as I didn't have time to go elsewhere. Got the finished result back and this shop did a pretty good job. They took out some of the patched, older stitchwork and redid it. They also reinforced some weak areas and put new leather in where needed. At the end of all the work, they conditioned the leathers too. It's evident they pay attention to detail and put their hearts into their work.

Just thought I'd pass along the info if you needed a local shop for last-minute work on your leathers in between track days. They also work on costumes for the Lyric Opera so they are always careful with every piece they work on.

I worked with Marilyn throughout my repair process. Mention me and you might even get a 10% discount. prices are decent for the amount of work they put in.

Beehive Shoe Works
35 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 263-4888
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Throw some pics up please, I'm interested in how they stitched it, single double or triple stitch

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sure thing. will have pics up later tonight or if you're at ACC tomorrow, I can show you in person?
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Ill be there w/Erz, see you there

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Awesome see you and Erwin tomorrow =)
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