Built with leather braiding, this western style vest was handmade with top quality, full grain moccasin cowhide. The seams, edges, and pockets were all braided using 1/4" wide lacing cut from the same leather as the parts of the vest were cut from. It has two slit hip pockets, a large (YKK #10) brass zipper, and a 3" draft flap on the back/bottom of it.That draft flap can be seen better in pictures of other vests that have it - I've built these draft flaps with several different curves across the bottom.
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 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.
I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me.
The back/bottom of this vest has what I call a draft flap which have become fairly popular with my customers. The first request for it was a guy who wanted the back of his vest longer so his back wouldn't get drafty cold sitting in his pick-up during the long Winters. Since then, bikers have come to also like them as a bit of a wind break on the back. In fact, I've now come to make them with several different curves across the bottom.