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Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest

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  • Crafted from 1.4-1.6mm full grain leather.
  • Authentic U.S. Buffalo Nickel snaps.
  • Two 6" x 6" open front pockets.
  • Inside gun pocket with a snap closure.
  • Leather trimmed breast pocket.
  • Adjustable laced sides.
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Fully outfitted! 2009-10-17

by from Prescott Valley, AR

64 of 70 people found this review helpful.

We live in a fairly small, rural town in Northern Arizona. After my husband bought his first Harley - an 06 Ultra Classic, we set about to outfit him in requisite leathers. I already had leathers from a previous lifetime of riding, so I had good stuff and knew the difference between good and junk. There was NOTHING at the local dealership (just high priced crap)nor at the other bike stores around. We were going to have to drive to Phoenix (a 200+ mile roundtrip) just to find some other stores to shop. I stumbled upon the Fox Creek website, read the reviews and descriptions and it looked great, so took a flyer and ordered a men\'s classic jacket, buffalo nickel vest, chaps, and 2 pairs of gloves. When the box arrived I laughed at the packing box (meat and pork products) but got serious when I opened it up and found GORGEOUS leather products! Heavy! Soft! Excellent zippers and hardware! Stylish! I mean, first class, high quality, beautiful!! When my husband tried on the chaps - they were a perfect fit. No cutting necessary, no sagging, no bagging - just a perfect fit. He loved the Buffalo nickels on the vest - too cool! The jacket was everything I wanted him to be wearing and more. We could not be more pleased in your products - from the leather to the fit, to the incredibly LOW prices, we are thrilled and will definitely be spreading the word around town where to buy the best - Fox Creek Leathers. Thanks a bunch!!

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Buffalo Nickel Braided Vest 2007-09-25

by from Elmwood Park, Illinois

55 of 60 people found this review helpful.

I bought the vest and it was too small. I called and had NO PROBLEMS or misunderstandings on the phone "we'll just get you out a bigger size" That's it, I said, yep...This is a GREAT company to do business with.

Before I could send the smaller vest back someone seen it and bought it from me. Service was so good I will be shopping here often.

And on the plus side, these items are "MADE IN THE U.S.A."

One VERY happy customer

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Love my Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest 2005-07-07

by from herndon, VA

43 of 47 people found this review helpful.

My purchase of the Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest was my first purchase from Fox Creek, but will certainly not my last. The vest met my high expectations and fits perfectly. The customer service was excellent, the delivery was fast and the price was excellent. All the ingredients for a very happy customer. I am so pleased with your vest that I have already come back to your web site and purchased your travel bag, and I have requested a sample swatch of the leather overpant. Not only that, but you have a very easy to use web site.


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About bloody time! 2004-07-15

by from He

43 of 47 people found this review helpful.

The best vest I ever owned, I bought from a stall at a Harley-Davidson super rally in Greece. It was made in Germany. The paramedics cut that one off me while I was laying unconscious in the road after smashing my bike. Since then, I've been looking for one as good to replace it. I gave up and had one custom made as all I could find were cheap, nasty and lightweight (the German company doesn't make them anymore). After two years, that ones falling apart because it's expensive trash. So, after three years of trying to find a vest that was worth paying anything for, I came across Fox Creek Leather.

I'll start over. The best vest I ever owned I bought online from a website owned by Fox Creek Leather in the U.S.A.

I may only have had it a short time, but I've been around long enough to recognize quality when I see/feel/smell it. Leather: Heavy, high quality and of very even grain and thickness (no thin patches). Stitching: even and well finished. Liner: Fits the leather shell well, no saggy sections. Pockets: Useful size with tough liner. Overall build quality and attention to detail: Outstanding! Fit: Perfect. Value for money: What are you reading this for? Get your wallet out!

Drawbacks: It took me three years to find it.

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May Leather 2005-06-16

by from Merritt Island, FL

42 of 46 people found this review helpful.

For a Florida boy that is an oxymoron. But a leather vest can be used for all occasions, especially when the sun has dipped below the horizon hours earlier and you are riding down US1 from Daytona towards Cocoa Beach. Brrrr.

I ordered a braided buffalo nickel vest from Fox Creek Leather this past April, 2005. I promptly received the product, tried it on and found out it was too large. So I called Fox Creek on a Wednesday and spoke to Melinda who took the time to ensure the replacement I was to be sent was the correct size. Melinda sent me a replacement that I received on Friday!

What I received was a beautiful 3.25-4.5oz leather vest, that fit perfectly. The leathers Paul Trachy sells are drum dyed, naked leather. Not the leather-dust swept off the floor and glued together. The braided buffalo nickel vest has laced sides that I laced to “just closed”. (I can see me having to loosen up the sides this coming October when the wife and I do our annual Fall Colour Run to Kentucky though!) The genuine buffalo nickels add that old school touch to the vest. The braiding complements my wife’s leather and the pockets do hold paper currency at slab speeds!

I wore this vest for a 3100 mile ride this past May 2005, right after having received it. My travels from Florida during that trip included the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive. Upstate Maryland, the District, and loads of rural roads in-between. The only time I thought about not wearing the vest was when I was hiking up to Linville Falls! Full leathers and a 2 mile hike will warm ya up!

So I do recommend this vest! The word is spreading about Fox Creek. My friends at are bragging about a certain homegrown America company in Independence VA: Fox Creek Leathers!

In closing I would like to use the words of brother Jaeger, “Seriously, folks -- if you're in the market for new leathers, check em out. Their products are worth twice what you'll pay for em, their service is fast and efficient, and theyre really nice people.”

Merritt Island, FL

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Delighted! 2010-01-13

by from Tandragee, Northern Ireland

40 of 43 people found this review helpful.

I’m really impressed with my new Buffalo Nickel Braided Vest – looks, feels, sounds and smells the part x 100%.

Took it to my local stitcher to have some club patches sewn on and she was very complimentary and took extra care with her work saying that she felt a bit intimidated by the superb quality and weight of the leather.

This really has the feel of a heritage piece that I’ll be handing off when I’m past it myself!

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Fits very well over my leather jacket (essential over here in Northern Ireland), but equally comfortable over a shirt when indoors. Built in holster will not be used for its intended purpose, but is ideal for odds and ends that I like to keep to hand when riding.

Shipped really quickly to UK, and the laced sides will give a really tailor made fit.

I’ll certainly be recommending your service to my brothers (but wearing it around will probably advertise it well enough!)

Will be doing business with you again – but will never need a replacement for my vest!

Best wishes, Rev Gary D Millar – Northern Ireland.

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Great Product 2009-05-29

by from Weare, NH

30 of 32 people found this review helpful.

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I just got the braided buffalo nickel vest in the mail. First, I received it in just 2 days. Second, dealing with Fox Creek on the phone was great. I wasn't sure what size I would be, but after telling them my measurements, they told me what size to get. The fit is fantastic and the woman I dealt with was very friendly on the phone. Third and most important, the vest is amazing. Looking at it, I would say it's the nicest one I've seen. Thick, soft leather; very well stitched with rolled edges; fully lined; and cut to fit well. All the details are in order. Overall, I can't wait to ride in it. I will definitely be ordering from Fox Creek again!

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Vest 2008-11-07

by from Anstruther, Scotland

26 of 28 people found this review helpful.

he best vest I have seen or felt. I am already looking to see what I will get next. The order took one week to arrive in Scotland.

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Buffallo Braided Laced Vest 2007-08-04

by from Folkestone, Great Britain

26 of 28 people found this review helpful.

At long last!! I have found it `Fox Creek Leather` the Holy Grail in leather craft. It`s only taken me three score years plus two and the recent acquaintance with the Internet to finally find what I`m looking for.

After visiting a few sites I tried `Fox Creek` and straight-away I new I was in the right place. Your website is very refreshing and what attracted me most was the fact you can zoom in and inspect the detail and workmanship of the product. There is also a wealth of information on the manufacturing process as well as care and maintenance which is important.

It did not take me long to make up my mind. I fired off an e-mail order for a `Buffalo Braided Laced vest(we call `em waistcoats over here)and after a brief message from Tammy to suggest a long fit the order was winging its way across the pond. There was no fear of disappointment as your web-site justifies confidence. On delivery the vest proved to be all that I expected in every department and fits a treat.

Fox Creek Leathers may be a small company but they sure know how to look after their customers, they work hard to ensure 100% satisfaction and create a superlative range of leathers they deserve all the accolades that come their way.

Thanks again for your kind and friendly service, I won`t hesitate to promote your products.

As Arnie said.....I`ll be back.

All the best for the future Dave Folkestone Great Britain.

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Best Leather Products I've Ever Found 2006-08-22

by from Nampa, ID

19 of 20 people found this review helpful.

Casey wearing his Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest.
Attached you'll find a picture of me on my 2005 Yamaha Road Star wearing my Fox Creek chaps, vest and packing my Fox Creek leather travel bag strapped to my backrest. I was on a road trip to a management meeting for my company riding up Highway 95 in Idaho, northwest of Boise.

You guys make the best leather products I've ever found. It is awesome. Very comfortable. It was in the mid-90s that day and all the gear was actually pretty comfortable, given the conditions. I'm impressed with the quality and workmanship and will continue to buy my gear from you guys whenever I need something new.

Keep up the good work.

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*Occasionally orders come in so quickly that sold out sizes/options still show up as available. Sorry we cannot apply sale pricing to backorders, previous orders, special orders, other discounts or out of stock sizes. Prices shown on web page reflect sale prices.

The Men's Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest is crafted using 1.4 to 1.6 mm leather. Braid trim is located under the front pockets, in an arch across the back and in a V parallel to the front snaps. The snaps on the motorcycle vest are genuine US buffalo nickels. The Men's Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest features a generous 6" x 8" inside gun pocket on the left side with hidden gun barrel pouch. The motorcycle vest also has an interior breast pocket on the right side and two 6" x 6" open exterior pockets. Please note that pocket depth may vary depending on the size.

The Men's Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest is made with laced sides that allow you to fit the motorcycle vest to your body, let it out to accommodate layering, or wear the vest over your motorcycle jacket. The workmanship is impeccable and this leather vest has a lifetime guarantee.

Check out the review of the Men's Braided Buffalo Nickel Vest at You can read more third party reviews of Fox Creek Leather motorcycle vests and other products here.

Click on any linked feature for more information. Our products are made by hand so there may be some variance in the dimensions.
Shell Type: Polytwill
Adjustable Sides: Laced
Inside Pocket: Right Handed Gun Pocket and Left Standard
Leather Weight: 1.4-1.6mm (3.5-4.0oz)
Snaps: Buffalo Nickel
Material: Full-grain Cowhide
Guarantee: Lifetime
Made in USA: Yes

What is the braid made of?
The braid is made of cowhide leather.