andersonleather.com home page of Anderson Leather Braiding in Bemidji, Minnesota USA
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 
  
 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 dave@andersonleather.com 
 or my ISP address 
 andlea@paulbunyan.net 
 Check out these other sections of my web site. 
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handmade and custom made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leather
braided leather vests that are custom and handmade in the USA using American made leathers
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a two tone brown leather vest
leather motorcycle vest worn over a jacket
a two tone brown leather vest with pockets
a biker leather vest with large arm holes and pockets with flaps
western leather vests braided
leather vests braided
braided leather vests
custom and hand made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leathers
leather vests with lapels, a back yoke, and pockets
a cowboy leather vests made in a western style
a leather vest withbraided leather closures and front yokes as well as back yokes
a bikers vest with a zipper closure, pockets with flaps, and a yoke on the back leather vests custom made and braided
a two tone vest that has pockets with flaps and large arm holes for wearing over a jacket  leather vests custom made and braided
a custom leather vest with pocket flaps and front lapels
braided leather vest
a western style leather vest with front lapels and a yoke on the back
a custom hand made leather vest with large pockets
hand made leather vest with custom braided conchoes
 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
braided leather vest with a zipper closure built using a pattern from a vest that that owner sent me.
a custom leather vest with lapels, four front pockets, a yoke on the back and four braided leather conchoes
biker leather vest with a zipper, pockets, a back yoke, and a draft flap on the back
a leather vest with pockets and a back yoke
a two tone black and brown leather vest built to accomodate it being worn over a jacket
custom leather vest with back and front yokes constructed with braided leather
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western leathern vests custom made for a western sales team
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 leather vests with braiding 
 I have custom designed and braided several hundred of these handmade leather vests like these. I have been making them for many years. This leather is often called moccasin cowhide or chap leather. This non-toxic American made leather is about 4 ounces in weight/thickness. 
  I have individually designed and personally handmade each of these vests. Everything on my web site is truly hand made - no electricity is used in its construction. Patterns that I have designed are laid out and traced, holes are punched one at a time, I cut the laces and then it is braided together. Any sewing used is done by hand. Most all are made with personal features that make them quite different from one another if not truly one of a kind custom pieces. People describe to me what they would like and I can usually accommodate them. None of them have a lining as they are very durable and would far outlast most any lining I would put in them.  The cost of these vests are usually around $500 or more - larger sizes, many / elaborate features, etc. may affect that cost. 
 I make them with (or without) several different features such as lapels, yokes on the front and/or back. Different lengths, too. People like pockets. 
 There are tips near the bottom of this page about how to order one. 
 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
 There are lots of larger views by clicking on the thumbnails. More vests are added to this page every once in a while. 
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buffalo leather vest with braided leather
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elkskin vest with a shawl collar
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biker leather vests
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 Things to consider when ordering a vest: 
(1) Size - a chest measurement. This measurement is better than a jacket and suit coat size as those sizes can vary from one manufacturer to the next. Another good way to assure the best fit is if a person already has a good fitting vest that can be sent to me to get a pattern from - alterations to that vest can be made. 
(2) Colors of leather that I offer - Swatch Card 
(3) length- normally a measurement from the base of your neck to your belt line. 
(4) Do you want lapels or yokes on the front? There are close up pictures of lapels on several different pages. 
(5) Do you want a yoke on the back? A pointed one, double pointed, or one that is straight across the back. 
(6) Pockets- Most often I use a patch pocket and recently I started attaching them in a new way that can be seen here. Often these are built with a flap. These patch pockets also have an pocket on the inside - in the same location using the same holes. I also use what I call a slit pocket. I have also built variations of this slit pocket with a flap over it. I'll probably inquire as to the angle a person would like these slit pockets to be on the vest. 
 There is another style of pockets that I build and call panel pockets. It is made on the lower inside of the front panels. 
(7) Vest closures, fasteners, ties, snaps, or a large brass zipper are pictured on this page: leather vest closures 
(8) When these vests are going to be used to wear over a jacket, let me know and I will make the arm holes a bit larger and the back of the neck a bit lower to accommodate for this. 
(9) I make vests with what I call a draft flap (a longer back). Usually, I make them 3" longer. Recently I changed the line that draft follows - here is the previous way I've done ...and often still do. 

 I consider every vest I've made a one of a kind. Even if I had an order to build two vests exactly alike - there would be differences. 
 back pointed yoke 
 front pointed yoke 
 slit hip pockets 
 slit breast pockets 
 four sets of snap closures 
 back pointed yoke 
 front split lapels 
 patch hip pockets 
 patch breast pockets 
 large front lapels 
 slit hip pockets 
 plain back  
 plain vest with extended squared-off draft flap in back 
 front lapels 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 front lapels 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets with flaps
 front split lapels 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets 
 patch breast pockets 
 handmade conchoes wth straps 
 a quite plain vest 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 front slanted yokes 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 two sets of snap closures 
 front lapels 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 a zipper closure 
 a quite plain vest 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 a zipper closure 
 a quite plain vest 
 pointed back yoke 
 slit hip pockets with flaps 
 front lapels 
 pointed back yoke 
 patch hip pockets 
 front lapels 
 pointed back yoke 
 patch hip pockets 
 front lapels 
 pointed back yoke 
 custom patch hip pockets 
 zipper closure 
 a quite plain vest with custom handmade cochoes with tassels and snake skin inlay 
 back pointed yoke 
 slit hip pockets 
 a zipper closure 
 squared-off bottom 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 a zipper closure 
 squared-off draft flap 
 front lapels 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 slit breast pockets 
 handmade conchoes with straps 
 front split lapels 
 back pointed yoke 
 slit hip pockets 
 straight back yoke 
 slit hip pockets 
 patch pocketss with flaps 
 front lapels 
 patch pocketss with flaps 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 front and back pointed yokes  patch hip pockets 
 front lapels 
 back pointed yokes 
 patch hip pockets 
 squared-off back draft flap 
 custom pattern 
 supplied elk skin leather 
 large front lapels 
 custom patch hip pockets 
 slit hip pockets 
 squared-off back draft flap 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 front slanted yoke 
 back pointed yoke 
 patch hip pockets with flaps 
 two sets of snap closures 
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 slit hip pockets 
 four conchoes 
 D rings for closure