ditto on the boot!
remember back when you could buy bulk leather pieces and scraps. many pieces were the size of full sheets of paper and such. The last time I saw that was? 20+ ys ago. i still have 1-2 pieces in a bag that I cut up for stuff like that. even some custom OLD gaskets that were leather! ( we have an old littleford/etnyre asphalt (liquid) distribuiter machine that uses leather gaskets between the spray bar sections.