The vest was constructed with high quality, full grain moccasin cowhide. All of the seams and edges were done with leather braiding. At the buyers request, it has a large brass zipper (YKK #10) and four sets of snap closures.
It also has (what I call) a 'draft flap' across the back/bottom of it. These draft flaps have become popular with my customers. You can't see it very well in this picture - you can see it better on several other vests pictured on my vests home page ...where you can also see other ways I built the shape/curves I've used for 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.