When I implemented the concept of the hidden stitch holster, I got a lot of mixed reactions from people who saw it. Some people loved it, and a lot of people scratched their heads in fascination on the style. But to others, it just looks weird. When they have spent so many years seeing the durability of leatherwork in the obvious quality of the stitching, it may be disconcerting to have it out of sight. And, that’s fine. It’s a beautiful thing that people like different things.
The hidden stitching has qualities both aesthetic and functional. I personally love the look. It’s sleek and smooth like shaved door handles on a hot-rod. Without a visible stitch line, your eyes are uninterrupted as they scan across the curves and lines of the leather. Since Kevlar thread does not dye very well, it keeps your eyes off the funky, naturally yellow colored stitching. Structurally, it makes for an extremely durable finished product, as the stitches become nearly impervious to the perils of abrasion and light exposure – which are factors to consider whether using Kevlar, nylon, polyester, or many others. In everyday wear, nothing allows clothing to drape so naturally as my smooth-topped holsters. You wouldn’t think it, but a holster’s stitching will actually put up noticeable friction against your shirt or jacket lining. No, your coat isn’t going to snag on the stitching to the point that you flash, but even a light-weight shirt just drapes a little more naturally without the top stitching.
But again, not everybody likes it. Some people want to see the stitching. Similarly, not everybody likes pancake holsters. This is why I developed different styles of holsters to offer. If you want a great, handmade, leather holster with visible stitching, just ask! I’ll even use nylon in different colors – whatever you want. These are custom made to order, however you want them. If it’s something that you don’t see on the website, please don’t let that slow you down. Nearly every featured item on the website was made to someone’s specifications, and is like nothing else in the world. If you can’t see where I’ve made a holster for a gun like yours, don’t let that slow you down either. Even if I’ve never heard of your gun before, there’s a very good chance that I’ll still make a holster for it if you ask.