We have suspected for a long time that grommets were used on the vest and that the "snaps" used to hold the armor on passed through the grommets. Now we have proof! Go forth and FIX YOUR VEST!!!!
I did discover the grommet in this pic but I can't take credit for finding the pic itself. This pic was founf by Britt over at www.bobafettmp.com. Britt has been and continues to be a great source for ref pics!