There is no substitue for real leather scratch pants. Leather pants give you better protection. The durability of leather can not be beat. These pants are fully front padded. We make these pants with the upmost attention to detail. They are hand quilted. The lining in all our scratch pants is a special sports wick linning that absorbs moisture and pulls the heat away from the body. All seams are double stitched. There are zippers on the side of the legs that go high enough to easily slip your shoes out of these pants. Additional Hook and Loop tabs give a secure base at the bottom of the pant legs. No floppy straps on these suspenders as they have adjusting sliders with side release buckles. There are no belts to hook behind your back where it is not easy to work the closures. There are two belts, one on the interior and the other is on the exterior. These leather pants are full hides that have the suede on the exterior of the pants making them less slippery for the dog to slip. If you need custom sized scratch pants please email your measurements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Made in the USA.