This USA-made cut is made from supreme cowhide leather with a heavily constructed water-repellent nylon liner. Inside the vest features two inner pockets, and the whole thing closes up snugly with a number 10 YKK-brand zipper and hidden brass snaps. Outside the HA leather cut has a pair of deep chest pockets with snap flaps. The construction and fit of this vest is very nice. I would suffice to say that the fit is pretty true to what your T-shirt size would be. The vest took a bit of time to break in, but now it feels as if it were custom made. I did go up one size from my normal jacket size due to the fact that I always run a hoodie under it. If you are looking for a top-quality American-made vest at a reasonable price, you should for sure check out the full line of HA Leather.
$349 // haleatherusa.com
The First Mfg. Co. Lowside is an ultra-short vest made from soft 1.4mm heavy-gauge cowhide. Outside the Lowside has two external front snap pockets and two zippered slash pockets. The vest also has covered snaps and a hidden all-black YKK main zipper with blacked-out hardware. Inside the cut is an interior cell phone pocket as well as two concealed carry pockets with unique bullet snaps.
I like that First Mfg. Co. makes an off-the-shelf shorty vest this length, as they usually have to be custom ordered with these dimensions. This vest broke in quickly, and I found it fits pretty snug, so definitely go up a size if you want to run anything but a T-shirt under it. All in all, this is a great-quality imported vest with all the features you would want at a good price.
$249 // firstmfg.com