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We recently had some leather items repaired by Great Leather. The repairs they did for us were nothing short of miraculous. We shipped the garments because we live in another state, and it was totally worth it. We could not be happier. I spoke with the owner several times over the phone and via e-mail and she is extremely knowledgeable and skilled, not to mention super nice. They are also very reasonably priced. I would recommend Great Leather highly. We are so happy that we found out about Great Leather. They not only saved our leather items but restored them. I rarely feel this way about any business, but I really do wish I could give them more than 5 stars, because their service and quality is exceptional!

Hi Dena, I just received the jackets that I sent for alteration and customizing and they couldn't have turned out better.  Excellent work!

Thanks again, Dan

The jacket arrived WOW!!!!!!... just more wonderful than I could ever have imagined....appreciate your help and kindness and expertise....thank-you very much!!!!!!!!! ...linda fogle   (this was her families heirloom WWII jacket)

I just picked up my old leather Barbour jacket and you keep on making it look better than the day I bought it many, many years ago.
As long as there are tough New England winters and you keep providing outstanding quality and service I will be able to keep enjoying the jacket for many years to come. 
Thanks again for another fantastic job!!! 
All the best, 
Joseph H. Morgart

Hi, Dena: I got my jacket back yesterday and was standing speechless when I opened the box up. You did such unbelievable transformation to that jacket, so I thought it was not mine and was mistakenly substituted with a brand new one. :-)) Thank you a lot for your great work. I believe my jacket will service me well for years to come. Respectfully,Sergey

Hi Dena, I just want you to know I am very happy with the heavy duty zipper you put in my Harley jacket recently. You do excellent work and were very nice on the phone, and the jacket was back to me very fast. I wish you the best! Dixon
"The trumpet players in the US Army Ceremonial Band greatly appreciate the mouthpiece pouch. They all love them!! They are very impressed with the quality and the product!!" — with Matthew Byrne.

Dena, My LL Bean goatskin jacket arrived today and you've done masterful work in rejuvenating every part of it. It looks brand new, not 25+ years old, yet still feels broken in. The suggestions you made on cuffs and waistband are spot-on. I can't find the scuff marks that you touched up. All stitching is perfect. Your attention to detail and customer service are excellent. Thank you very much. I'll send it back in another 25 years!  Regards, Bart

Dena, the jackets arrived this afternoon, and they are gorgeous, like new!! I would never have imagined they could have been brought back to such a state--totally awesome!!
Thank you very much for very good service at what I think is a really fair price. Will certainly recommend you to friends. Best wishes, John

Dena, The jacket arrived as promised and WOW, you did a marvelous job on it. The conditioning, cuffs, waistband, liner, zipper, collar and all the labels transformed an old and very worn jacket into something I could and will wear a lot. My father, who wore this jacket all through WW II and Korea would have been very pleased, I am very pleased and my Grandson will be super happy when he gets it. Thank You, Doug

I just received the drum stick bag, and I couldn't be more pleased! It is absolutely awesome! I can't thank you enough! This is a great gift and you did a wonderful job!
Thanks again!

Good evening Dena,
 I just wanted to let you know that I received my skirt, and to say the least I was very impressed with your work. You are AWESOME!! I will let anyone and everyone looking to get leather garment care to try you first! I was impressed with the quality of your work, reasonable pricing, and timely manner in which my skirt was returned. Thanks so much.SincerelyNicole

Hello Dena.
My coat arrived today and I just want to say thank you. What a beautiful job you’ve done! It’s everything I could have asked for and I want you to know I do truly appreciate the work you’ve done for me. Have a fantastic day, 
Albert Blosch

Hi Dena,
I just picked up my jacket from the post office. It is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job bringing it back to life. Thanks you so much for all your work. I sincerely appreciate it. Linda Heimann

The jacket is fabulous. It looks better than I believe it ever has. The liner color blends well with the leather color. The redying also blends well. The feel and condition of the leather looks great. Thank you for all the thoughtful suggestions for repairing the jacket. I have a number of people that I have referred to you. Thanks again, Richard

Just a THANK YOU for the amazing restoration of my favorite 10 year old leather jacket. You didn't charge nearly enough for the quality of your repair.Memories of your pleasant phone conversation coupled with excellent work will make me smile every time I wear my 'new' jacket. Bill 

(Regarding a Great Leather Drumstick Bag)

...It’s more beautiful than I ever expected.  I don’t even know what else to say.  J

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Teresa Thackston Hogan

You have been a complete pleasure to deal with, and I'm very glad I found you online. I will recommend you immediately to anyone I know in need of similar service.
According to an inflation calculator I found online, that jacket (purchased in 1988 for $250) -- if it could be found at all -- would cost $508.69 today. So as far as I'm concerned, a jacket that was worthless to me in the condition I sent it to you has been transformed into a brand new $500 jacket with a $200 discount! Thanks so much! Ricky 

Hello Dena, The jacket looks fabulous so worth getting it refurbished,  I am thrilled and I'm sure Ron will too,  it will be under the Christmas tree.  Will send you pictures. Thank you so much, wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Marcia

All I can say is Wow. The jacket looks great. Just what I was looking for, repairs but still a leather jacket with lots of character and memories. Sincerely, Shawn Moffit

Dena, I got the coat and it looks fantastic!!!  You did a great job.  thank you so much. I will tell my friends all about your business.
Take care,Mark

I received my absolutely new looking leather jacket yesterday.  You did a great job in refurbishing my favorite jacket to where it looks as good as when it was new, 10 years ago.
Thank you and again nice work, 
Norm B.

I picked up the coat today.  It is gorgeous and I could not be happier with the results.  You have given this old favorite of mine a new life. If you ever need a reference, please don't hesitate to call on me.
All the best, Roger

Hi Dena,
The jacket looks fantastic! Our 17 year old son loves it (high praise indeed!). Thanks for taking such good care of my husbands "heirloom". We are very pleased :) Terry T.

Dena - 
I apologize for getting back to you so late.   I've been trying to get a picture with Ty and the bag and his drums and near impossible - his drum set is not at the house.  But!  HE LOVESthe stick bag - I wish you could have seen the look on his face when he opened the present...priceless.  He just mentioned the other day he loves the functionality of the bag.  I'm hoping to be able to forward a picture to you soon.  Thank you again for all your help in making this successful!

My jacket arrived yesterday and I couldn't be happier. The lining is better than original and certainly is an improvement over the replacement you took out. And the leather itself is beautiful. Thanks for your devotion to quality.
Art G.

Dena, Jacket just arrived.  The job you did surpasses all expectations.  The jacket is prettier—and more supple—now than it ever was. I hope you took photographs for “before” and “after” shots on your website.

I look forward to recommending you to anybody I come across who needs your services. Thanks again, Pris

Dena, I am sorry for taking so long to tell you this.  My husband was sooooo happy with his leather jacket.  I looks brand new and neither of us could believe you restored it the way you did.  If you need any references, let me know. Thanks, Linda

Got my order yesterday. The piccolo Pipe Case is beautiful. The leather care stuff really buffed up my leather trumpet case!  Have a great day...  Scott

Dena, I received my treasure leather jacket back today. I could not be more pleased with each of the individual repairs you made. The time you took to evaluate the damage and develop a plan to return it to its original condition reflected the mastery level of your craft. Your continued contact to keep me informed of progress along the way was first rate. The charges for such skill and attention to detail were very reasonable. If ever I should find myself in need of any leather services, I will not hesitate to contact you again. With deepest gratitude, Daniel Leyes

Hi Dena I got my leather jacket yesterday, thanks, it looks great, brand new. you did a terrific job
thanks again J. Friedman

Just wanted to let you know that Chase and I LOVED the way the jacket turned out! We could not be happier with the results. Thank you so much! Ashley

Hi Dena, Just wanted to say thanks and let you know the new lining looks fantastic in my jacket! The attention to detail and the way the pattern on the fabric lines up in the center and the way the pockets are fitted in etc. is amazing!
 I couldn’t be happier and will gladly recommend your services to friends and family!  Very best regards, Jeff

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!  I am so pleased with what you were able to do with my leather coat. Once I saw your website I knew my coat was in good hands.  Your professionalism and customer service are second to none!  I so appreciate your honesty and fair pricing.  I will tell everyone I know about Leather Care Specialists.  Many thanks, Diane

Dear Dena,The jacket is beautiful!!
You and your team did a great job restoring my "second skin", B2 Bomber Jacket.
Absolutely Beautiful!   Thanks, Jim Montalbano

Hello Dena

Here are some pictures of me wearing my dad's jacket which you did such a beautiful job restoring for me, with his 1929 Indian Scout motorcycle. Again, thank you for everything that you put into this project. Bill Tupper

Dena, My jacket looks wonderful!  You did such an amazing job I'm just sitting here speechless. Seriously, I never expected to get it back in such great condition.  It look setter than when I picked it up brand new!!!

I'm thrilled.  Thanks you again for everything.  I will spread the word on what amazing work you all do up there.
p.s. seriously speechless at how amazing my jacket looks!! :)

Hi Dena

The mouthpiece pouch arrived safely earlier today. Thank you for the excellent quality and workmanship - it really is a beautiful piece of work, and I'm delighted with it!

All best wishes, Mike

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  I received my jacket today amd never in a million years did I expect it to look like the day I bought it.  So glad I found your website! Mary Anne

Just got the jacket and it is perfect!  Exactly what I hoped for.  It looks like an old jacket that has been taken care of.  That's all I wanted.  It was in such terrible shape and now it is beautiful!  Way to match the leather sleeve patch too!  I was thinking I wanted to try to clean up the Black Widow patch, but now that I see the final result, I wouldn't change a thing.  It is perfect just the way it is. I'll send you a picture once I get it framed with Dad's other stuff.

Can't tell you how much this means to me. I have been wanting to do this for 15 years.  This is a family heirloom that I will be proud to display and to pass down to my kids as a reminder of the part Dad played in our country's history.  

Thanks again and God Bless!
Wally Younger

One of our customers answered, "Best place for Durable flight jacket restoration?" on the Fedora Lounge website:
"- I would nominate Dena at She has been working on some really historical jackets (check her blog), knows flight jacket construction, and is very detail oriented. I've also gotten some great alteration work done by her, and I am a picky trim-fit fanatic. Dena uses the Urad line of care products which are really top flight stuff."

Hi Dena,
I received the leather flight suit, and my husband and I are absolutely thrilled. Your hard work, expert knowledge and care is truly evident. Your restoration on the antique leather flight suit is better than I could have imagined, or even hoped for. It is truly amazing! The leather looks supple and beautiful once again. I cannot thank you enough. I am recommending you to all of my friends and even posting about you on my facebook page. I look forward to using you in the future as well. Thank you so much for your amazing work.
Thank You, Christina Montgomery

Dena, I am writing to let you know that you did a great job on my tan leather jacket. If I ever need anything done to any of my other leather jackets in the future I will definitely use your services. I will recommend you to others as well. It was a pleasure dealing with you and this is some of the best customer service I have ever experienced. Thanks again and I hope you have a great rest of your week.
Chris George

Hi Dena, Got the leather a couple days ago. I am VERY PLEASED!! You do very good work! I will take you up on your offer to make a new jacket next year if everything goes according to plan over here.Thanks Again! Bill

Hi Dena, 
Just a note to let you know how thrilled I am with my leather coat “renewal”.  It looks great and I treasure it.  I’ve had it 6 years and I take very good care of it but it needed some of your “Leather Care Specialists” service and I thank you.   I’ll tell all my friends.  Thanks, again, 

Hello Dena. Thank you for making the leather belt for me. I love it and the buckle! Thank you also for taking the time to show Marge and I your shop and work. We both love the work you do. Thanks again, Steve.

Hi Dena,....Amen on the small USA company! Not only do I appreciate your craft and creativity, but I am very proud of the fact that the pillow was created (physically and creatively) in the USA! And the quality could not be any finer. Cheers! Susan

Dena, I picked up my mail yesterday at my PO Box and my coat was waiting for me!  You did a great job and I am both pleased with your workmanship and appreciative of your efforts.  And, btw, the color looks great! Best regards, Bill 

Hi Dena...I received the items you shipped, and they were as expected, beautiful.  The small sample bag was a very nice surprise!  I see the bag was made with love. As always, Mary

Dena, Just got my coat back from being redyed and it is "better than new"!!
Thank you so much for fixing the 2 small tears. Thanks to Willson Leather Store in Iowa for telling me you could do this! Thanks again Judy Roe

Hi Dena, 
Just a quick note to let you know that my blue leather blazer arrived safely.  You have performed a miracle!  I am delighted that I will be able to wear it again, without worry about that big sticker spot on the left chest!
Many thanks for your care and craftsmanship. Warmly,Chris

Dena, Just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with my leather jacket. It looks wonderful! From your calls to let me now that you received the jacket, to the call telling me that you have shipped it back was a very nice touch. I will be sure to let all my friends and family know of you fantastic service. Thank you very much! Michael McGinty Shawsville, Virginia

Thanks for a great job on my old jacket.  The darker color exceeds my expectations by
leaps and bounds.  I have already passed on to my friends news of your good work.
John F. Burns,
Flight Engineer (ret).

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Hi Dena,
 Just a quick note to let you know that my blue leather blazer arrived safely.  You have performed a miracle!  I am delighted that I will be able to wear it again, without worry about that big sticker spot on the left chest!
 Many thanks for your care and craftsmanship.
Hi Dena,
 Just a quick note to let you know that my blue leather blazer arrived safely.  You have performed a miracle!  I am delighted that I will be able to wear it again, without worry about that big sticker spot on the left chest!
 Many thanks for your care and craftsmanship.
Hi Dena,
 Just a quick note to let you know that my blue leather blazer arrived safely.  You have performed a miracle!  I am delighted that I will be able to wear it again, without worry about that big sticker spot on the left chest!
 Many thanks for your care and craftsmanship.
Hi Dena,
 Just a quick note to let you know that my blue leather blazer arrived safely.  You have performed a miracle!  I am delighted that I will be able to wear it again, without worry about that big sticker spot on the left chest!
 Many thanks for your care and craftsmanship.
Hi Dena,
 Just a quick note to let you know that my blue leather blazer arrived safely.  You have performed a miracle!  I am delighted that I will be able to wear it again, without worry about that big sticker spot on the left chest!
 Many thanks for your care and craftsmanship.