western motorcycle vest built with braided leather
The seams, edges, yokes, and pockets of this vest are all constructed with the braiding of black, top quality, full grain moccasin cowhide that is tanned in the USA. The 1/4" wide laces were cut from the same leather that the vest parts are cut from.
This vest also has (what I call) a draft flap - the 3" extension of it's back/bottom. These extensions have become quite popular ...and, I've now done them with several different curves - you can see more of the others on my vest's home page.
This vest, and others, have (what I call) a 'panel pocket'. It's a big pocket that spans across the whole bottom of each front panel. I had a request for one and I've since learned from others how much they like them.
And, this vest was built rather long by request. I request a chest measurement and a length measurement for each vest that I build. I will offer instructions about how to do that.
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.