This western style vest was built with high quality, full grain 4 oz. moccasin cowhide leather. The seams, edges, back yoke, and pockets are braided with 1/4" wide lacing that is cut from the same leather that the parts of the vest are cut from. The back yoke is suede side out.
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.