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Any recommendations for a Leather Tailor?

Ordered an Alpinestars suit from newenough.com, and it's tight in a couple areas. Anyone know of anyone local that can let it out, or add to a few panels?

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I think there's one around here but the local favorite is up in Milwaukee if I remember right. Do a search and see if anything pops up here.

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Yeah, Alexa from http://www.spyderleatherworks.com/ does an amazing job!!
give her a call!

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Yeah, Alexa from http://www.spyderleatherworks.com/ does an amazing job!!
give her a call!
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If you don't find what you want barnacle bills is where I send my stuff. He also cleans and perforates suits and jackets. Alot of racers use him.
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Barnicle Bill is great.

We send all our stuff to Alexa/Spyderleatherworks though, she's closer, and she does fantastic work.

If you have the time it's worth it to make the trip up so she can see you in the suit and figure out where things need to be tweaked.

Is it *really* tight to where you can't sit on the bike and move around? or just a little snug? If it's cow leather, it will stretch out a bit after wearing it. It's supposed to be snug, not stuffed sausage tight, but you don't want it baggy either.

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http://spyderleatherworks.com/

www.lizzyleathers.com


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I've never used them but they came as suggestions from Fieldsheer if I needed alterations.

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Barnicle Bill is great.

We send all our stuff to Alexa/Spyderleatherworks though, she's closer, and she does fantastic work.

If you have the time it's worth it to make the trip up so she can see you in the suit and figure out where things need to be tweaked.

Is it *really* tight to where you can't sit on the bike and move around? or just a little snug? If it's cow leather, it will stretch out a bit after wearing it. It's supposed to be snug, not stuffed sausage tight, but you don't want it baggy either.

It's so tight in the calves that it cuts off circulation to my foot, and can't get the suit pulled all the way up. Also needs some more room in the belly. A desk job has taken it's toll for the past year.

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