Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flint Photos: Leatherman on Saginaw Street


  1. I certainly remember the flotilla of vans with airbrushed scenes of epic conquest cruising Clio Rd. in the 70s.

  2. Oops, Saginaw Street it is, kitty corner from Applegate. Sorry about that.

  3. I loved this scene because it was one of those rare moments where I could have been back in Flint in the seventies. Not that I wander the city hoping to be nostalgically transported back in time — that's not what Flint needs — but it's kind of cool when it does happen.

  4. Dose anybody know if this man can wrap a gutar in leather??

    1. I'm pretty sure he has wrapped things much stranger than a guitar in leather. He is The Leatherman after all. If he can't do it, nobody can.

  5. Leatherman's art and craft skillz are in custom vehicles and in welding and assemblages, not in leather work.


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