The braided leather vest pictured below is made with moccasin cowhide leather and has a large brass zipper closure (YKK zipper - size #10). It was built using a pattern made from a vest that the customer sent me. It seems to me that the zipper is more hidden than it appears in this picture. The slit pockets on it can be made any size (width/heigth) that a buyer would like.
I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me.