I have a couple more photos, modeled, of a pair of tall, fitted leather gaiters I made for a local steampunk. They are made from chocolate brown heavy bullhide leather. The closure is riveted, offset speed laces. We chose speed laces rather than buttons so the gaiters would adjust a bit as he is loosing weight. The front and back seams were sewn with a zig-zag stitch, reinforced with a 1″ strip of leather top stitched to the outside and wide cotton twill tape on the inside. Top and bottom edges were left raw. The top of the shoe is covered by an extension piece which is stitched and riveted in place.