braided leather western vests 
 This two-tone brown leather vest was built with 4 oz. moccasin cowhide and is entirely constructed by leather braiding. The 1/4" wide laces were all cut from the same leather that the vest parts were cut from. This braided construction makes for a very durable garment. 

 All of the seams, edges, split lapels, back yoke, and tops of the pockets are braided. The small length of sewing on the pockets was done by hand with 5 ply nylon thread ...and that thread is the only material other than leather used for the vest. This vest also​ has (what I call) a 'draft flap' located at the back/bottom of the vest. The moccasin cowhide is fairly thick (4 oz.), very durable and supple. 
 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. 
 these smaller pictures are clickable for larger images. 

 Below, the draft flap on the back of this vest. 
the split lapels of this two tone brown leather vest
the pockets of this vest are useable
the back of this western style vest has a yoke.
 the split lapels 
 a close up of the pockets of this vest. 
 The braided back yoke 
 This two tone leather vest has what I've come to call split front lapels. It also has a back pointed yoke, split hip pockets, and a back/bottom draft flap.
 a close up picture of the back/bottom draft flap. 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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