Received my patterns yesterday from Klenda Saddlery
yesterday. I bought plans for his #34 Arizona chaps, #26 chinks, and #44 batwings. I'll just make a pair of each and see what works best for me. I like the look of all three patterns. They are geared toward work chaps, rather than show or rodeo chaps, which is exactly what I was looking for.
Mr. Klenda took the time to talk with me a little and made sure I was getting what I wanted. He gave me advice on leather weight and stiffness, as well as how to make them more water/weather resistant. He also guided me toward a good leather supplier.
We'll see how it goes and I'll post some pics when I'm done. Don't hold you breath, though. I'm not even finished with my stitching pony yet.
Thanks for all the input, folks. Happy riding!