Leather Coats

Long Coats

In the late 1700’s, trappers intermarried with Native women from local tribes. Their descendents formed a distinctive society called the Metis, with their own language, art and clothing styles. These coats show the influence of two different worlds, combining the cut and fit of men’s European designs with the artistic qualities of the Native people, who often decorated their pieces with painted or beaded floral or geometric patterns. Our coats are made of the finest deerskin for durability, comfort and beauty and are a wonderful example of the artistic interaction of two different cultures.

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Mike Painted Metis Ladies Painted Metis Fancy Painted Metis 5 Fancy Painted Metis 5 back Painted Metis Couple
Painted Metis
#300   $1295
Ladies Metis
#301   $1295
Painted Metis
#311   $1295
Painted Metis
#311   $1295
Painted Ensemble
#313   $1295
Painted Metis Couple back Coat with Commercial Beadwork Fancy Painted Metis Fancy Painted Metis 2 Painted Metis
Painted Ensemble
#313   $1295
Commercial Beadwork
#319   $895
Fancy Metis
#331   $1295
Fancy Metis
#332   $1295
Painted Metis
#338   $895
Painted Metis back Fancy Painted Metis 3 Fancy Painted Metis 4 Longhunter Style Longhunter Style back
Painted Metis
#338   $895
Fancy Metis
#343   $1295
Fancy Metis
#344   $1295
Longhunter
#347   $895
Longhunter
#347   $895
Fringed Buckskin Fringed Buckskin Fringed Buckskin 2 Fringed Buckskin 2 back
Fringed Buckskin
#348   $895
Fringed Buckskin
#348   $895
Fringed Buckskin
#350   $895
Fringed Buckskin
#350   $895
Mike in Painted Metis coat
Medium Length Coats

In the second half of the 1800’s, a unique character could be found in the American West – the Scout. Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock are just a few of the most famous of these highly skilled and highly paid professionals. These men needed garments that were practical and durable, yet decorative, as they were known as much for their flashy way of dressing as for their bravery and adventures. Our coats make just as strong an impression today as the ones worn by these legendary Scouts.

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Painted Coat 302 Painted Coat back 302 Caped Coat Beadwork Caped Scout Caped Scout back Fancy Caped Scout
Painted Coat
#302   $795
Painted Coat
#302   $795
Caped Coat
#320   $795
Caped Scout
#321   $795
Caped Scout
#321   $795
Fancy Scout
#323   $895
Mike Painted Metis Mike Painted Metis back Painted Coat Painted Coat back Fancy Painted Metis Fancy Painted Metis back
Painted Metis
#324   $995
Painted Metis
#324   $995
Painted Coat
#326   $795
Painted Coat
#326   $795
Fancy Metis
#328   $1095
Fancy Metis
#328   $1095
Buckskin with Wool Welting Painted Metis on Hanger Painted Metis Painted Metis back Plain Buckskin
Buckskin Coat
#330   $795
Painted Metis
#333   $895
Painted Metis
#335   $795
Painted Metis
#335   $795
Buckskin Coat
#341   $795
Mike Santa Fe
Short Coats

This head-turning Southwestern-styled deerskin coat is truly a piece of wearable art. Its design was inspired in large part by an Apache-style buckskin coat that Mike studied from a museum collection. He then added the Santa Fe influences of a small folded-down collar and plenty of silver accents. What is most distinctive on this stunning piece is the two-tone hand-twisted fringe, which showcases the contrast of the inner and outer sides of the deerskin. This showy coat with its historic touches continues to stop traffic and draw envy at every event.

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Fancy Scout Coat Fancy Scout Coat back Basic Scout Santa Fe with Silver Santa Fe back Ladies Santa Fe
Fancy Scout
#305   $895
Fancy Scout
#305   $895
Basic Scout
#306   $795
Santa Fe
#308   $795
Santa Fe
#308   $795
Ladies Santa Fe
#309   $795
Vaquero with Horse
Vaquero Clothing

In the mid-1800’s, artist James Walker produced a number of paintings that featured the Vaquero, master horsemen of Spanish blood who came to this country in the late 1500’s. We owe much of our cowboy knowledge, culture and language to these riders. Made of ranch-raised deer hide, and decorated with nickel silver conchos, this short-waisted coat features beautiful details and would have been worn with a distinctive sash at the waist. This eye-catching coat is still all about confidence and attitude.

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Vaquero Coat Buckskin Vaquero Coat Buckskin back Vaquero Coat Vaquero Pants Vaquero Ensemble
Vaquero Coat
#315   $795
Vaquero Coat
#315   $795
Vaquero Coat
#316   $795
Vaquero Pants
#317   $795
Coat #318 $795
Pants #318 $795

Deerskin Leather Colors
Actual colors may vary due
to differences in dye lots
and computer monitors.
Other colors available
upon request.

Natural Deerskin Palomino Deerskin Dusk Deerskin Black Deerskin
Natural Palomino Dusk Black