I will try to keep this two part question as brief as I can. I recently moved to Georgia from California and would like to start heading in the direction of a long hunter outfit. All of my clothing and gear is western fur trade related. I would like to make a pair of eastern long hunter brain tan leggings. I think I have the basic concept down and will go with a side seam just wondering if a welt was normally used? Secondly what are your opinions on wearing such leggings as part of a western fur trade outfit. It would be great if they could serve double duty as I definitely plan on making trips back west when I can. It seems to me that this might work going from long hunter to western mountaineer but not the other way around. Please understand that I am not asking about all of the other equipage and accoutremonts in this regard, just the leggings. My current fur trade pants are commercial tanned pantaloon style, not thrilled with the commercial tan but didn't know any better when I made them about 15 years ago. I would definitely like to get it more "right" this time around. Thanks in advance for any feedback and opinions! Finnbarr.