How to Size
Men, (Loosely) measure your chest and stomach, take the bigger of the two measurements, then go up one size. So, for example if the measurement is 50 inches, order a 52 and you are set.
Women, (Loosely) measure your chest and stomach, take the bigger of the two measurements, then go up one size. So, for example if the measurement is 50 inches, order a 52 and you are set. If large busted go up 2 sizes. Don't worry about the size, its a reflection on the markets sizing, not yours.
Leather quality:Naked Cowhide Leather
Thickness / Weight: 1.6-1.8 mm Full-Naked cow is a premium soft leather that looks and feels natural to the touch. They are made from full grain leather hides and are not grain corrected. Therefore, they need to be hand selected for uniformity and only the highest quality hides can be used to make naked leather products. However, since there is no grain correction, they still have their natural markings. They are not defect free, but they do have fewer imperfections. Full-naked leather has been dyed, but no other treatments or finishes are applied. Other leathers are corrected by sanding etc to remove the imperfections.
Thickness or Weight - Leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch thickness. Thus, a weight of 7 to 8 oz. means the leather is 7/64th to 8/64th of an inch thickness. In an effort to make leather a uniform thickness, wet hides are run through a splitting machine. However, each animal is different and there is always a slight thickness variation throughout the hide. This is why leathers are usually shown with a range of thickness, such as, 4 to 5 oz., 6 to 7 oz., etc.
Leather Thickness Conversion Chart
1 1/2 oz.
2 1/2 oz.
3 1/2 oz.
3 3/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.