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Crafting chinks & chaps, including shotgun chaps, batwing chaps, and more.. for more than 50 years. We have a large selection of chinks & chaps in stock and also offer custom chaps.

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  Hello Kelly, My name is Matthew Fenn. I recently purchased a pair of rodeo chaps from you. (The guy with the little legs that needed a good custom fit). I received the chaps a week ago today. A little early from the time I was supposed to get them. Thank you for getting them here on-time, early. The chaps fit perfect. The quality is outstanding. The craftsmanship really shows. Everything was beyond my expectations. Keep up the great work. I will make certain that anyone I know, who is in the market for a great pair of chaps, must contact you folks. Thanks Again, Matt Fenn Phoenix, AZ 85046 (10-18-06)  
Matt Fenn
Posted: 12/03/2008
Measuring for Custom Buckle Leg Chaps   by Admin

Measuring (chaps with leg strap closures) -  For Custom Batwing, Chink, Cutting chaps

When measuring for chaps it is usually best to have someone else measure for you. It is best to use a cloth tape for measuring the circumference of the leg like the thigh. calf, knee and so on. A stiffer metal tape is best for measuring the length measurements like outseam, inseam. and crotch to calf. In the descriptions below the term "snug measurement" will be used, this means the slack is pulled out of the tape but does not mean tight. It would be best to mark the measurement locations on your leg with tape or chalk to insure that they arc taken in the proper locations. This will also make it easier to double check all measurements accurately.


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Hip (1) - take a snug measurement around the base of the belt loops, this will be about 4" larger than the waist size of your pants.  If you want your chaps to fit higher on the waist, measure at that point at which you want the top of the chap to be located.

Outseam (2) - the length from the base of the belt loops to the floor, with boots on. If you prefer to wear your chaps above the base of the belt loops  then this measurement should be taken at that point.

Inseam (3) - the length from the crotch to the floor with boots on.

Crotch to knee (6) - the length from the crotch to the center of the knee-cap.

Thigh, upper (7) - the circumference of the thigh at the crotch. Take a snug measurement.

Thigh, middle (9) - the circumference of the leg at this point which is halfway between the upper thigh and knee center (numbers 7 and 11). Use a snug measurement

Total length of chink (15) - This measurement is required for chinks only, it will provide us with the correct chink length that you desire.  Our standard adult chink lenth from the top of the chink to the bottom of the fringe is 32”. You may want them to be longer or shorter. Please provide us with the total length that you would like, this will require us to make a custom chink.  The length that you provide should include the fringe.

Front Rise (16) - base of belt to crotch

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