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    Report: Why it takes mad origami skills to work as a Lexus upholsterer

    Lexus sets high standards for the craftsmen behind the interior of the 2013 ES 350. Automotive News reports those responsible for stitching the leather on the sedan's instrument panel must first pass a simple test. Given a blank piece of paper, the applicants must construct an origami cat's head. ...

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    Video: Cheeky Brits remind us it's always better in leather

    Who doesn't love a good old fashioned double entendre? According to the good folks at Wikipedia, a double entendre is a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in either of two ways. Often the first (more obvious) meaning is straightforward, while the second meaning ...

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    Ferrari's leathercrafters make a carbon fiber briefcase

    If you're going to drop six figures on a new supercar, you're not going to put just any old piece of luggage in that tiny trunk, are you? Of course not. That's why Ferrari turned to Schedoni. The 125-year-old Italian leather-crafters makes all the fitted luggage for Ferrari roadcars. They even make ...

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    America's Game, America's Truck: Rawlings baseball trim for Chevy trucks

    Remember when Audi rolled out the baseball leather interior on the original TT convertible? That was nothing. For the real baseball fans, aftermarket trim specialists Katzkin Leather and sports equipment outfitter Rawlings have teamed up to offer a full, authentic baseball trim package for ...

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    Sneaking Rich: Puma by Schedoni

    Order a new Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini and you'll have the option of ordering fitted Schedoni luggage. The hundred-year-old leathercrafters are based in Modena, the same city where the exotic supercars are made, and the exclusivity and allure of their products rival that of the cars for ...

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    Leather is the Key for Bentley owners

    For customers accustomed to driving a Bentley, everything's got to be leather-lined. Heaven forbid one should actually have to handle a cold metal key, even one as nice as that put out by the boys at Crewe. Fortunately for the pampered motorist, London leathercrafter Ettinger has come to the ...

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    Alcantara covering more domestics next year

    Apparently swathing the dash of a Ferrari or the headliner of a Noble wasn't enough for the sellers of Alcantara leather around the world. The suede-like leather product that has until now been reserved for exotics and upper end cars is going to be find its way into Chryslers, Cadillacs and even ...

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    Baubles for your Benz by Mercedes Accessories

    Mercedes-Benz Accesssories GMBH has taken a great thing -- the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class -- and enhanced it with a full line of high-end accessories inspired by the vehicle.First up is MB's leather trinkets, available in the classic black nappa found in the cabin of the CL. Leather products consist ...


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