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 braided leather vests 

 colors of leather 
custom leather vests using American made leathers that are handmade in the USA
brown leather vests braided using American made leathers that are hand made in the USA
 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. 
custom and handmade leather vests home page
 All of these thumbnails are clickable for larger views. 
two pictures of the back & yoke 
a closer look at the front lapel and more 
the pocket ...that has a duplicate pocket on the inside
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445  
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the front view of this quite old braided leather vest. The seams, edges, lapels, pockets, and back yoke are all constructed with leather braiding.
 leather vest built with braided leather 
 This is the most used vest pictured on my web site, in fact, the vast majority of them are brand new = unworn. A local bartender had owned it for several years before this picture was taken. Since it was made, I've changed a few of the standard ways I construct some parts of vests - I've more elaborately braided some parts of them. In particular, I've more elaborately braided the back yokes and the way the pockets are attached. Truth of the matter, I still kind of like the less elaborate way I did this one. Often, I've asked folks how they'd like theirs done and it's pretty regularly been that they want it done the more elaborate way - no problem. 

 The seams, edges, lapels, pockets, and back yoke of this vest were all braided with 1/4" wide lacing that was cut from the same 4 oz. moccasin cowhide leather that the parts of the vest were cut from. Moccasin cowhide is thicker than most garment leathers and makes for rugged, long lasting apparel. 
 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.