My Jacket Dilemma

hangerI have a jacket dilemma. I have a favourite jacket, a black leather jacket I've worn for over a decade. The zipper just busted, and it needs a good cleaning, but otherwise this thing is as good as new.

I just took it in to my local dry cleaners and they tell me it's $45 for the zipper and about $45 for the cleaning. After taxes, I'm looking at $100+ to get this jacket back into game shape. I wasn't expecting that.

I'm now thinking I'd be wiser to buy a new jacket. What would a nice black leather jacket cost me on sale at Danier? Probably no more than twice what it would cost me to fix this zipper and clean up my current model.

My heart, however, would rather sink another $100 into the jacket that's already worn in to my liking. My jacket has character, and you can't buy character. You only get character from being worn every winter for over a decade.

It's quite the dilemma, isn't it? And I don't have much time to make a decision...

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Get more than 1 price.
Use your head not your heart -
new or used with costs.
Just like fixing an old car - when is it time to say enough.

November 6, 2007 @ 6:07 PM

Toronto Mike

I should point out the dry cleaner altering place I went to is the place I go to because it's the least expensive place around.

The guy even showed me the zipper book. Because this zipper is a double - meaning it can be zipped both ways - it's pricier.

Maybe I'll clean it myself and use a paperclip as a zipper...

November 6, 2007 @ 7:39 PM


Get it fixed. A new jacket is never the same.

November 6, 2007 @ 8:36 PM


Mike there is a fantastic leather place on dundas that fixed a huge rip in Ryan's sleeve for 10 bux. It is the first store east of the townhouses across from where jay's used to be.

November 6, 2007 @ 10:19 PM


p.s. it was me and if you didn't know jay's it is at Malta Park

November 6, 2007 @ 10:20 PM

Toronto Mike

It's worth the drive (or walk) to Malta Park.... I'll check it out.

November 7, 2007 @ 8:56 AM

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