I need “Dress Blues” trousers turned into a guitar strap. Another USMC tribute build coming!

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  1. reddy2300

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    88809FC3-E68C-42A7-973B-56E81E117073.jpeg I am building another USMC inspired Telecaster. This time for my MARSOC veteran brother. (My dad absolutely LOVED the one I built for him. Thank you folks for some great ideas!)

    This one will be quite a bit different from the first one. I’ll start another thread with pics, when I get started making chips fly.

    The reason for this post is to get the ball rolling on having the strap made for it. I have a pair of my brother’s Dress Blues trousers with the “blood stripe” that I’d like to incorporate into it. Does anyone know someone who can make a strap from a pair of pants? Lol.
     
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    Member @tvvoodoo makes excellent re-purposed & new straps under the Well Hung name on Reverb. I have quite a few of his, He'll do it proper.
     
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    Go to Strat -Talk and find Bodean. The thread Thinking of getting back into leather work is his. The man makes some really nice stuff
     
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    Semper Fi till the day I die, Nam Recon brother
     
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    I'll throw in an obvious thought. You might take the strap hardware and the pants to a local tailor/alterations/bridal shop (many time cleaners will have someone who does this). Ask if they have any ideas. You might find a tailor who would love to do something besides altering wedding dresses.
     
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    If you want I could also add some regimental insignia etc... Really personalize it for your bro - I have done this several times.

    My individually numbered Shock and Awe series is one of my more popular

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    Look up FireFish Originals on Facebook Joe is a great guy with some seriously creative skills in the strap making leather working realm. I don't work for him but I know he was once a luthier over at Parker guitars and now does construction full time while doing FireFish Originals on the side.
     
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    Dress trouser material might require some sort of tougher/heavier backing like leather or thicker fabric.
    Dare I suggest Etsy for online options? Which specific vendor - no idea.

    That bright stripe running down the center of a strap seems like a cool idea to me
     
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    Just make the stap out of leather and have it dyed blue with the blood stripe in a panel. The loop will be the same with better functionability. Could also make one out of a duty belt I guess.
     
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