YUMMY HALF CHAPS.
My half chaps are pitiful.
I’ve been wearing them for… ever, really. In fact, it is a good thing that I often ride alone or I’d be embarrassed a lot.
The thing is, I know my half chaps are pitiful yet I don’t bother to buy any ready-mades because I have the lower leg of a muscular oompa-loompa. No matter what size I purchase, it won’t fit either around or in length.
If I get a pair that fits around, they are dragging on the ground. If I get a pair that doesn’t drag on the ground, the velcro keeps popping.
So, long ago I gave up on nice half chaps and settled on this pair that I have beat into the dust, literally. And, sadly, they don’t really fit in either direction. I think I compromised with myself and got the raw end of the deal. This pair is neither wide enough nor short enough. So, they continually pop the velcro and drag on the ground.
Like I said, pitiful.
GORGEOUS, MADE TO ORDER, HALF CHAPS!
Luckily, a reader sent me a link to this website. It is called Pinnell Custom Leather.
They have many unique, handmade leather goods… but what caught my eye was the Half Chap section.
Ooohhh la lah!
You see, I’m an English tack wearing rider who has some crossover into Endurance ‘comfy, keenly-engineered’ stuff. But, honestly, I drool over great Western design. If I could sit in a high-ceilinged, post and beam lodge near a crackling fire, with great art, fabulous Western design furniture, good lighting and tack all around for my amusement, I’d be grinning like a fool!
So, I present to you my favorites out of the Pinnell Custom Leather Half Chap gallery…
MY PERSONAL FAVORITE (drumroll….)
I have no idea on cost for any of these but if you want to know… just contact them on their website linked here.
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