Chaps, or armas which means “shields” traces back to Mexico and Spain. Chaps differ from back than solely in the way they were and are worn today. Chaps would protect a rider-s legs and consisted of two pieces of leather connected to a standard saddle thrown over the chest of a horse.
Cowboys from the south created a new design called “chinks”. Chinks went half way down the cowboy’s legs and stopped right below the knees.
The cowboys that traveled to the north decided on a different style. They made one (more…)