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Leather shops query

Does anybody know if there are any places near Watamu to get made-to-measure leather jackets please?

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1. Re: Leather shops query

You can get anything you want made - there's always someone who knows someone else for a small commission. One word of warning, be careful that you are sold genuine leather. I bought an item from a well known company in Mombasa - it was advertised as real leather, looked and smelt like leather but within 12 months it was peeling. Examination found it to be bycast leather - a mixture of leather strands and PU which was incompatible with the climate in Mombasa..

Is there any particular reason you want to make the purchase in Kenya instead of London?

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Hi,

I'm intrigued why you are asking, bespoke tailoring and / or leather jackets aren't something I would associate with Kenya, at least not here at the coast, you might occasionally see a lady wearing a thin leather fashion jacket (probably imported) but I can't remember ever seeing a man in a leather jacket in my 6 years of visiting then living at the coast. There are seamstresses who will knock up or alter dresses or school uniforms but I can't remember seeing anything like a tailor who might tackle a jacket in cloth let alone leather.

Of course it might be an aspect of Kenyan life that for some reason I am blissfully oblivious of

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We can get it done in London quite easily but it is a hankering that my wife has to get one made in Kenya as an anniversary present. I suppose we should have got one in India earlier this year but didn't think about it at the time..

Peter

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4. Re: Leather shops query

I would steer her towards a nice piece of bespoke jewellery rather than take a risk.

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5. Re: Leather shops query

I've been to Watamu a couple of times, don't think you'll get a tailor-made leather jacket. Try Malindi instead.

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Turkey.

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