Of all the braided leather vests that I have custom designed and handmade for western wear and motorcycle apparel, and it is hundred's now, one would have a difficult time finding two that could be called the same. I make these with several different lapels or yokes on both the front and/or back. Different lengths, too. People like pockets. I've used as many as six on a vest. Two high, two low, and two large ones on the inside that take up the whole lower front. The American made moccasin cowhide leather that I use is really nice. I could send a swatch of it to anybody that was interested in seeing it. Check out my guest book on my home page to see what different folks have to say about the vests they have purchased from me.
The braided leather vest shown below was made with elk and buffalo, and it was lined with deerskin. The guy bought all the leather himself and he knew exactly how he wanted the yokes, lapels, collar, and all the different pockets. It takes/took a bit of putting heads together to build one of the sort.