Made from durable Full-grain Cowhide leather (2 1/2 oz)
Dual front Zippered pockets.
YKK front zipper.
Two inside snapped pockets.
Solid back panel to add patches or custom embroidery.
Triple side straps over heavy spandex side panels for styling and additional size adjustment.
Perma Core Thread by A&E for strong Stitching.
NOTE: This vest contains no armor and is NOT bullet proof, it is only for fashion NOT protection.
Made in USA.
Thickness or Weight - Leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch thickness. Thus, a weight of 7 to 8 oz. means the leather is 7/64th to 8/64th of an inch thickness. In an effort to make leather a uniform thickness, wet hides are run through a splitting machine. However, each animal is different and there is always a slight thickness variation throughout the hide. This is why leathers are usually shown with a range of thickness, such as, 4 to 5 oz., 6 to 7 oz., etc.
Top-Grain (Corrected Leather) is fuzzy on one side and smooth on the other. The smooth side is the side where the hair and natural grain used to be. Top grain leather has often been sanded to remove scars and then sprayed or pasted to "cover up" the work.
Leather Thickness Conversion Chart
1 1/2 oz.
2 1/2 oz.
3 1/2 oz.
3 3/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.
Perma Core. A premium core spun sewing thread manufactured with continuous filament polyester core and polyester staple wrap for most sewing applications. The core spun construction delivers a thread with a higher strength and sewing performance over staple spun products, allowing for the use of smaller thread sizes. Perma Core maximizes seam quality while minimizing sewing problems. By American & Efird
Since the late of 1950, YKK has been building up the worldwide group network and running Good Quality Management System throughout the network. In 1997, YKK established the Quality Management Committee, called FGQMC (Fastening Global Quality Management Committee) to assure the quality of their products at global level and to satisfy our customer with safety and reliability on our products.
Hillside USA's products carry a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on the workmanship of every leather garment manufactured by Hillside USA. If a leather seam ever opens, a zipper breaks, a snap falls off or defective leather, we will repair or replace it for the life of the garment, under normal wear and use. Products that have become damaged due to pins, patches, misuse or neglect can be repaired but not replaced. Lining, Elastic and Velcro are guaranteed for three-years from the date of purchase. We will advise you of the cost of the repair or replacement and await your approval before proceeding. Hillside USA reserves the right to approve or deny a claim. Accessories section is not covered. Original invoice is needed in order to process your return. Damaged products should be returned directly to Hillside USA. You should send the product freight prepaid and insured, to the address below. Please include a note explaining the problem, along with $18.00 for return shipping and handling within the USA. International customers are responsible for the actual return shipping and insurance charges. Lifetime Guarantee is not transferable.