western leather vest - custom leather braiding 
 All of the features about how this vest was to be built were decided by the buyer ...and confirmed to assure I did it right. It was built with my black and mahogany moccasin cowhide leathers. The seams, edges, front and back yokes, pockets, etc. were all braided with 1/4" wide laces cut from the same leather that the parts of the vest were cut from. 
 The vest also has (what I call) a draft flap - a 3" extension of the back/bottom. I've built these draft flaps with several different curves across the bottom. You can see others ways on other vests on the site. 
 And, all of the pockets have matching inside pockets (see pictures). 
 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 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. 
 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 or my ISP address 
 I encourage you to read my guest book to see what others have said about the leathers they have purchased from me. 
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
 As I recall, this guy was very explicit about how he wanted his vest built - I double checked each question/answer. The brown and black leathers are both moccasin cowhide. The vest features front pointed yokes and a back pointed yoke. It has one (credit card size) breast pocket and two patch hip pockets with flaps - those hip pockets also have mated inside pockets (without flaps). It has the curved back draft flap and four D rings mounted for his closures.
 This is a back view of this vest with a good view of it's yoke and back/bottom draft flap.
 Here is a close up of it's front panel offering close ups of most of it's features: pockets, D rings, edges, bottom/back draft flap.
 A close up view of a patch hip pocket with flap.
 A close up of it's patch breats pocket (without flap).
 A picture of the inside of a front panel showing what the inside looks like. Notice that those patch pockets all have mated inside pockets, too.
 A picture of the lower part ofthe whole vest laid out.
 A picture of the lower back of this vest.
 A picture of a front panel and the back laid out.
clickable for a larger images 
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