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    Post pictures of your patch-and-crap-covered denim vests!

    The one I have nowadays isn't quite as cool as the one I used to have, since my sweet old mother threw my old one in the trash about 15 years ago
    (it was apparently "offensive to both eyes and nose")

    But hey, old habits die hard! So I made a new one a few years back, which I still kinda like
    even though I don't have quite as many (or as "kvlt"...) patches on it now as I used to have back then, hehe.

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b285/necrognosis/Vestfront.jpg

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b285/necrognosis/Vestback.jpg


    BTW: Most of my favorite pins have either disappeared, been ripped off and/or stolen, so the ones in these pics aren't necessarily my favorite ones.
    And, ideally, I'd probably also like to have a different vest for each of my favorite metal genres (though a patch-ridden bathrobe would be pretty awesome, too... :P)
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    Awesome!! Btw, where did you get the Witchfinder General patch?
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    I think I ordered it from Doom Dealer a few years back.
    Though you could just as well try Pete at Doom Metal Patches (he does many official band patches - including the one I got from Doom Dealer)

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    Great vest! I've had this one for over 20 years, though it's undergone many changes during that time (at the moment it is fairly bare - I should try to fix that):
    http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/7642/coatfront.th.jpg http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1123/coatback.th.jpg
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    Hi, I'm in process of finishing my first battlejacket, and I think we could share our battlejackets and also giving ideas to other people. (smoke)
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    Man, I have been buying patches for years, and still have not found a jean jacket that fits properly to put them on.

    It used to be I could go to any department store or even used clothing store/thrift shop,and find them very easy, but not anymore.

    I was told now everyone goes to some store called "Hot Topic" to buy them?
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    http://i.imgur.com/x0p2572.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/0l6PNmo.jpg
    Mine, pretty much done.
    Maybe will work on the front some more in the future, as I want to get Raven (NWOBHM)) and Styx patches.
    I'm leaving the sleeves on, cuz it's good to have a jacket again when it snows or rains

    I took the advice I found by a punker online -
    first putting Elmer's White Glue on the back of the patch, then a piece of blank white paper and a hot iron over it for 5-10 minutes.
    Let it cool down and then it doesn't move around when sewing the patches by hand.

    I will admit the first day when wearing it, there is kind of an odour due to the glue, but it's worth it than having the patches look sloppy and like they were done by a retard.

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    Newish jacket that's pretty much done, don't want it too crowded. Traveller patch used to be on another jacket but it fell apart.
    http://i.imgur.com/X3JJqJC.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/yxivNHw.jpg

    Vest i'm currently working on. Got room for a few more patches. Will probably take a few moths to finish up.
    http://i.imgur.com/ME7cIuj.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/7Reqowc.jpg

    My first vest. It's had many changes over the past 5-6 years but this is the final version.
    http://i.imgur.com/jyEqzmW.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/NQPMkYJ.jpg

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    I dig the last 2 photos the best, "My first vest. It's had many changes over the past 5-6 years but this is the final version."
    You laid it all out very nicely.
    I bought the same Witchfinder General skull patch too, but it turned out too big for my use, will have to trade it or sell it someday
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    here's mine :)

    http://i61.tinypic.com/206dfuu.jpg

    http://i60.tinypic.com/105772u.jpg

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    title says it all (great)
    (i am sorry in advance if there is already a thread like this)

    https://s17.postimg.org/tyb04yaz1/vesta.jpg

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    Wow, I'll have to photograph mine. I had three back in the day until one of my ex-girlfriends 'persuaded' me to get rid of them. That was a bad call! I still lament after those old patches! The one I wear now goes over my leather jacket and I'll need to buy another one for wearing in the summer months.
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    inflames42 wrote:(i am sorry in advance if there is already a thread like this)

    topics merged

    edit:
    i will always be jealous of ConanOfSteel's Heavy Load backpatch!
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    Who coined this phrase 'battlejacket'? I see it used all the time now & frankly it sounds moronic.
    Back in the day we just called them 'cuts', because you cut off the sleeves so it could go over your leather jacket in winter, (or if riding a motorbike), and you could wear it over a t-shirt if it was warmer.
    Patches were pretty much confined to the back of the jacket or maybe one on each side above the pockets on the front, but you never saw them anywhere else on the front.
    Badges were a big thing back then too and no self-respecting cut was complete without a smattering of those, usually worn on the pocket flaps.
    I remember quite often seeing hand embroidered band logos on the back of jackets at gigs back then too, but i definitely didn't have the neccessary skill set to attempt anything like that.
    Only two brands were deemed acceptible, Wrangler or Levis, anything else was wannabe.
    It was never to be washed either, if it got blood, grease, vomit or worse on it then you wore it until the elements did their thing, every blemish was to be worn with pride.
    I have no idea where these style dictats came from, perhaps the biker community where the look originally came from, and you didn't quibble with those fellas about anything least of all 'fashion'.
    Gawd only knows what became of my trusty Wrangler from back in the day, it's lost to history, but it (just about) kept me warm & dry enough to remember it fondly. I'll see if i can find any photographic evidence of it.

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    https://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtview/public/user-7927/3c52c21065d77557fc77f19d05c645d3.jpg?itok=wURU2uOP
    https://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtview/public/user-7927/e424c2ddcd3fe7dea550fd5b672eef70.jpg?itok=KrYKfDtC
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    riptorn wrote:Who coined this phrase 'battlejacket'? I see it used all the time now & frankly it sounds moronic.


    C'mon, it's just a bit of fun, really. It's what I call mine, but I don't think I'm part of an army or anything. The bikers had their way of designing their jackets, but most metallers put patches everywhere, whether quite neat or utter chaos. I've still got some patches to put on mine.

    I use Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Strongest Craft Glue to stick my patches on. Sewing them on is old school!!!
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    DeathStrike Kmmndr wrote:https://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtview/public/user-7927/3c52c21065d77557fc77f19d05c645d3.jpg?itok=wURU2uOP
    https://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtview/public/user-7927/e424c2ddcd3fe7dea550fd5b672eef70.jpg?itok=KrYKfDtC



    very very nice one man, too bad the metal church one is covered, i see that its the first album
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    inflames42 wrote:
    DeathStrike Kmmndr wrote:https://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtview/public/user-7927/3c52c21065d77557fc77f19d05c645d3.jpg?itok=wURU2uOP
    https://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtview/public/user-7927/e424c2ddcd3fe7dea550fd5b672eef70.jpg?itok=KrYKfDtC



    very very nice one man, too bad the metal church one is covered, i see that its the first album


    Thanks a lot man, yes, indeed. Maybe I will chage a little bit the layout. Cheers!
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    found this little gem at a small festival, it was the only buyable patch.
    its funny how can i cannot find one on the internet but i found it at a small festival in a small city

    https://s18.postimg.org/ulil35zyx/19238476_1751828638167828_1884255881_o.jpg
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    riptorn wrote:Who coined this phrase 'battlejacket'? I see it used all the time now & frankly it sounds moronic.
    Back in the day we just called them 'cuts', because you cut off the sleeves so it could go over your leather jacket in winter, (or if riding a motorbike), and you could wear it over a t-shirt if it was warmer.
    Patches were pretty much confined to the back of the jacket or maybe one on each side above the pockets on the front, but you never saw them anywhere else on the front.
    Badges were a big thing back then too and no self-respecting cut was complete without a smattering of those, usually worn on the pocket flaps.
    I remember quite often seeing hand embroidered band logos on the back of jackets at gigs back then too, but i definitely didn't have the neccessary skill set to attempt anything like that.
    Only two brands were deemed acceptible, Wrangler or Levis, anything else was wannabe.
    It was never to be washed either, if it got blood, grease, vomit or worse on it then you wore it until the elements did their thing, every blemish was to be worn with pride.
    I have no idea where these style dictats came from, perhaps the biker community where the look originally came from, and you didn't quibble with those fellas about anything least of all 'fashion'.
    Gawd only knows what became of my trusty Wrangler from back in the day, it's lost to history, but it (just about) kept me warm & dry enough to remember it fondly. I'll see if i can find any photographic evidence of it.


    Excellent points, my friend. When I was young, these were always referred to as 'cut-offs'. (Presumably because the sleeves were cut off.) Some could be seen with sewn-on patches, but mostly they were decorated with a smattering of badges. (On the front only, and only above the two front pockets.) My cousin's girlfriend at the time was an extremely talented artist and she painted the main back panel of his with the cover of Budgie's 'Bandolier' album. She was kind enough to paint the main back panel of my Wrangler cut-off with the cover of Judas Priest's 'Sad Wings Of Destiny'. I still have it in a box somewhere, but it sadly no longer fits me. (The slim me of my teens is no more; I'm now an expanded deluxe edition... (whistle)) I'll try and dig it out so I can post a picture.
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