Built with top quality, full grain moccasin cowhide. The seams, edges, back yoke, and pockets were all done using 1/4" wide lacing cut from the same leather that the parts of the vest were cut from. It has a large YKK #10 brass zipper for it's closure.
This vest also has (what I call) a 'draft flap' - a 3" extension of the back/bottom.These are popular with my customers and I have built several versions of them = different curves across the bottom. On my vests home page you can see other versions of it.
Over the last 40 years, I've custom built hundreds of vests - you can see over 50 of them on my vests home page. While they are all braided, that's pretty much where their similarities end. After seeing the many features I can offer, folks contact me with their own ideas/designs and we discuss how I should build one for them. Each vest ends up truly being a unique, handmade, long lasting, one of a kind piece.