Leather Repairs in Portland OR

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Having leathers for downhill skateboarding is a must and required for a lot of races and events. There are many options out there as you can find on the internet and such. Most of them are made for motorcycles, however their is one brand called NJK that is made specifically for skating. However they are not cheap as they are custom made to fit your body and more importantly made to fit the positions and tuck of the body while skating. Kelcey from NJK is a rad dude, has great customer service, and can do most any color combination you'd like. He also makes and sews on leather logo patches of your favorite brands or sponsors. I got mine in 2010 and they are still holding strong. Worn in leathers are the best becuase they are conformed to your body and are flexible for your style. It takes a few months or more to get there but it's so worth it. I actually wore mine around the house for a couple months in the winter before I even skated in them, getting sweaty too helps haha! After a few years of sliding around on my butt and crashing out in race after race as we all do, they were in need of some repairs. Luckily I found a great repair place and amazing lady here in Portland. Her name is Miriam and she does custom leather work and repair. Since I met her I've referred several of my friends with skateboard leathers as well for their repairs. Recently she did some major repairs on mine with a whole new butt patch replacement shown here in black leather. The butt used to be grey like the rest and I got holes in both checks from sliding on my butt during heelside slides over the years. The NJKs are doubled up with leather on the butt but after a lot of time it begins to get all the way through. Luckily I caught it before it went all the way to the lining, and now its good for several more years. Also I ripped my shoulder up a while back with a hole above the small Daddies logo on my shoulder. She covered it up with a new section of red leather it looks like new. She also fixed the big Daddies logo on my leg sewing it up nicely even though it lost some of the leather in the crash that ripped it up. She does great work and actually undoes the lining to get behind and sew it correctly, then putting the lining back in place. She can also repair patches and put new ones on exactly where you'd like them. I just got a new one put on my back for Push Culture as shown here in the round PC patch. Also my good friends Nick Calafato and Dan Thatcher had theirs sent to her to put last name patches and new Eastside logos on their arms and legs. These new patches were custom made by Kelcey from NJK and brought to her for custom placement and sewing. Miriam does amazing work with about a 2 week turnaround on most repairs. If you want to reach her for your own work her number is 503 239 0142.

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Post Created: April 30, 2014

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Robin McGuirk
Robin McGuirk
Portland, Oregon United States
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Having leathers for downhill skateboarding is a must and required for a lot of races and events. There are many options out there as you can find on the internet and such. Most of them are made for motorcycles, however their is one brand called NJK that is made specifically for skating. However they are not cheap as they are custom made to fit your body and more importantly made to fit the positions and tuck of the body while skating. Kelcey from NJK is a rad dude, has great customer service, and can do most any color combination you'd like. He also makes and sews on leather logo patches of your favorite brands or sponsors. I got mine in 2010 and they are still holding strong. Worn in leathers are the best becuase they are conformed to your body and are flexible for your style. It takes a few months or more to get there but it's so worth it. I actually wore mine around the house for a couple months in the winter before I even skated in them, getting sweaty too helps haha! After a few years of sliding around on my butt and crashing out in race after race as we all do, they were in need of some repairs. Luckily I found a great repair place and amazing lady here in Portland. Her name is Miriam and she does custom leather work and repair. Since I met her I've referred several of my friends with skateboard leathers as well for their repairs. Recently she did some major repairs on mine with a whole new butt patch replacement shown here in black leather. The butt used to be grey like the rest and I got holes in both checks from sliding on my butt during heelside slides over the years. The NJKs are doubled up with leather on the butt but after a lot of time it begins to get all the way through. Luckily I caught it before it went all the way to the lining, and now its good for several more years. Also I ripped my shoulder up a while back with a hole above the small Daddies logo on my shoulder. She covered it up with a new section of red leather it looks like new. She also fixed the big Daddies logo on my leg sewing it up nicely even though it lost some of the leather in the crash that ripped it up. She does great work and actually undoes the lining to get behind and sew it correctly, then putting the lining back in place. She can also repair patches and put new ones on exactly where you'd like them. I just got a new one put on my back for Push Culture as shown here in the round PC patch. Also my good friends Nick Calafato and Dan Thatcher had theirs sent to her to put last name patches and new Eastside logos on their arms and legs. These new patches were custom made by Kelcey from NJK and brought to her for custom placement and sewing. Miriam does amazing work with about a 2 week turnaround on most repairs. If you want to reach her for your own work her number is 503 239 0142.

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