Buck-stitching: a technique used to securely join two or more pieces of leather along a seam. Western fashion has once again embraced the technique and its safe to say that buck-stitching is back in a big way.
Hat companies like Barbara’s Custom Hats, Greeley Hat Works, and Shorty’s Cowboy Hattery have all introduced hats with buck-stitched edges. It’s a subtle way to add some edge to a black hat for the show pen or rodeo arena. If you’re feeling brave vivid colors like red can be laced through your hat. You can even have a double buck stitch!
Several leather makers have reintroduced the technique on everything from belts to saddles and everything in between. Buck-stitching pairs well with beadwork or fringe. It can spice up a plain roughout leather belt check out the one from National Roper Supply (NRS).
Maybe your tack needs some spicing up. CowPuncher Bit, Spur and Saddle Company has added buck-stitching to more than just headstalls. They have added buck-stitching to reins! It’s a look I’m in love with.
Double J Saddlery has of course stepped up their game and added buck-stitching to nearly every product they make. Saddles, purses, wallets, headstalls and more.
If you didn’t check out my last article on fringe that featured Hooligan Designs, you need to read it and then check out Hooligan Designs. They are truly masters of the buck-stitch.
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