I don't wear them very often, but I received a pair of vintage buffalo hide leather pants as a gift from an old girlfriend's dad. He wore them as a hippie. Spent about $100 to get them altered, and they now feel like second skin. The leather is 1/4+" thick and is buttery as all hell, but tough. (Must be that gallon or so of Lexol--great product--I've rubbed into them over the past few years.) I think I'll bust them out for the first ride of the fall this evening. I always seem to ride a little taller when I'm wearing those pants. They're awesome...totally cowboy.