The hide pants pictured are a representation of the custom tailored pants that we can create for you. This item is custom order only. We handcraft each hide order as it is received, so please allow 4 to 6 weeks for completion. All custom items are hand sewn with artificial sinew out of your choice of deer or elk hides.
Please note, for men with chest and waist over 44 inches and women with hip and waist over 44 inches, the choice will be limited to elk hide only. All hide products have natural flaws, scars, and holes that occur during the life of the animal or the tanning process. A full description of the item and possible design options are detailed below.As explorers and trappers moved westward from the colonial settlements, their cloth garments wore out. They replaced their pants using materials at hand, deer and elk hides. This material choice provided them with a durable and comfortable alternative.
These styles have a historical cut and tailoring, meaning they feature a high waist and have no pockets or belt loops. These veritable pant styles can be utilized across a wide range of historical periods, including the modern primitive backswoodsman who simply wants a durable pair of pants.All styles of pants are suede or rough side out and hand sewn with artificial sinew. For extra durability, we double stitch the back seat seam and inseam. The high waistband has a back center gusset with lacing for an adjustment of up to 5 inches and to ensure a snug fit. Since belts were not used to secure trousers at this time, there are no belt loops or pockets. Unless otherwise requested, the pant leg is straight stove pipe cut. The dropfront pants or breeches feature pewter or antler buttons.
Depending on your purposed use or chosen historical persona, the outerseam can have fringing. The fringe edge follows the natural shape of the hide edge and can run from mid-thigh or knee to cuff.Also all styles feature deer antler buttons. For little extra flair can add saddleback seat option, which features a double layer of hide on the seat of the pants.