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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
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Measuring for Zipper Leg Chaps   by Admin

Measuring (zipper leg) - Shotgun, show, motorcycle, schooling 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.

These types of chaps are not adjustable in the leg so you must take great care when measuring and make certain you are wearing all clothing that you will wear with the chaps, you may want to leave extra room for long underwear, etc. Important: when taking circumference measurements, leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit and provide us with this adjusted measurement. If you provide us with a snug thigh measurement you will barely be able to zip up the chap leg.

 

chap measuring 
  1. Hip - take a snug measurement around the base of the belt loops, this will be about 4" larger than the waist of  your pants.
  2. Outseam - 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 bell loops then this measurement should be taken at that point.
  3. Inseam - the length from the crotch to the floor with boots on.
  4. Crotch to instep - the length from the crotch to the top of the foot or instep.
  5. Crotch to calf - the length from the crotch to the largest part of the calf.
  6. Crotch to knee - the length from the crotch to the center of the knee-cap.
  7. Thigh, upper - the circumference of the thigh at the crotch. Leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit.
  8. Thigh, mid/upper- the circumference of the leg at this point which is halfway between the (7) and (9). Leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit.
  9. Thigh, middle - the circumference of the leg at this point which is halfway between the (7) and (11). Leave the tape as, loose as you want the chaps to fit.
  10. Thigh, mid/lower - the circumference of the leg at this point which is half way between the (9) and (11). Leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit.
  11. Knee center - the circumference of the knee at the center of the knee. We will use this as a reference only. We will blend the actual chap knee between  (10) and (12).  If you want us to make the knee to your exact measurement then we will, but you must inform us to do so.
  12. Calf - the circumference of the calf. Leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit. We recommend adding 2" to a snug measurement for western style shotgun chaps so the chap leg will slide up and down freely.
  13. Lower leg - the circumference of the leg at this point located half way between (top of foot) and (12). Leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit. We recommend for western style shotgun chaps so the leg will slide up and down freely and belt a little at the bottom. For western shotgun chaps, customers usually leave this one up to our judgement, but if you want a specific measurement here then please inform us.
  14. Top of foot - the circumference where ankle/foot bends. leave the tape as loose as you want the chaps to fit. For western shotgun chaps, the customer usually leaves this one up to our judgement, but if you want a specific measurement here then please inform us.
  15. Front rise- base of belt to crotch.

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