braided leather vests, custom and handmade 
 Of all the braided leather vests that I have custom designed and handmade for western wear and motorcycle apparel (hundred's of them) 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 offer to send a swatch of it to anybody that is 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. 
 This vest, built with 4 oz. moccasin cowhide - the seams, edges, lapels, back yoke, pockets and their flaps are braided with 1/4" wide lacing that is cut from the same leather that the vest parts are cut from. This high quality, soft, full grain leather makes for very durable - long lasting garments. 
 Over the last 40 years, I've custom built hundreds of vests. You can see over 50 of them on my vest's home page. While they are all braided, that's pretty much where their similarities end. After seeing the many features I 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. 
 This leather vest has all of it's seams and edges braided. It also has braided lapels on the front, a pointed yoke on the back, and two patch hip pockets with flaps. It also has matching hip pockets on the inside of the front (without flaps).
 Here is a picture of the patch hip pockets that this vest has. Each of these pockets also have an inside pocket - same location.
 Here is a close up of the front lapels of this vest.
 These three small pictures are linked to larger ones that will open in a new window. 
 Here is a picture of the back of the vest with a better view of its pointd back yoke. home page of Anderson Leather Braiding
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 Check out these links to other braided leather things that I make and read my guest book, on my home page, to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
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 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445  
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