Chaps & Leggin's
While chaps and leggin's are not the mainstay of our business, we offer them as a custom-built item. Please contact us for more information.
Leggin’s are a traditional part of cowboy attire. They are particularly suited for a Southwest-oriented costume, though they were worn all over the west. (Wild Bill Hickok wore them up in the Dakota’s.) This pair is made of dark brown chrome tan with handcut “spaghetti” fringe. They are adjusted with a short “belt” just above the widest part of the calf muscle. The chap buttons at the side prevent “flop” while allowing for a bit of adjustment.
One Ear Doc’s Leggin’s
This pair of leggin’s features a border-tooled top & bottom placket, fringe and antler buttons. We call this particular border the Bull Durham, but most any border will work on these so if you’re looking for something that’ll match up your gear or something that simply meets your fancy, give us a whistle!
The cutting pattern for these chaps was taken from a pair found while visiting friends in California. They were unmarked but were known to have been bought by a family member somewhere around 1890 or perhaps a bit earlier. The tops on this pair are what was known as a “curved, full dip” style which brings the chap low at the front and high on the hip. The pocket style is authentic as is the “placket” at the bottom of the leg. While the originals were made of plain leather, we simply couldn’t resist going to town on these and dolling them up with a full-blown 1890’s Main & Winchester style floral carving.
These leggin's have a lot of flash! When spots became readily-available, gear sporting lines of spots became immediately popular. This pair is black leather with bright nickle spots. The scorpion is an applique braided into the bottom placket. It can be had with or without the fringe and with or without the scorpion.
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