This moccasin cowhide leather vest had actually been used quite hard previous to this picture being taken a bartender - it'd been spilled on many times. It features two patch hip pockets, as well as the front lapels and pointed back yoke. There are several more pictures of it that can be seen on the page that it is linked to.
 western leather vests with braid 
 These custom and handmade leather vests are made using a braided leather construction as were many of the cowboy vests in the days of yore. The braiding is done completely by hand and lots of times without the use of thread, hardware, or other materials. They are made in the USA using moccasin cowhide leather that is also made in America. 
 This particular vest has lapels, pockets, and a yoke on the back. It was built for a tall man. It actually has four pockets. Two of them, unseen in these views, are located on the inside using the same braided attachments as the outside pockets. Refer to the leather vests with braiding home page to learn more about the vests that I build. 
 This picture shows the simple braid used on the patch hip pockets. These patch hip pockets also have inside pockets in the same location.
 This picture shows the back of the vest ...and the back pointed yoke.
 Here is a closer look at the pointed back yoke.
 Here is a closer look at the lapels ...and a glimpse of the beck yokes braiding.
 Click these thumbnails to enlarge them. 
 the front lapels 
 a single pointed back yoke 
 this patch hip pocket also has a pocket on the inside home page of Anderson Leather Braiding
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 braided leather vests 
 colors of leather 
 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. 
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 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445  
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