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Patch Game

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments16 Comments

 Do you collect band patches? You know, logos created out of fabric that are either sewed or ironed onto jackets, jeans and skirts.

The jacket you see here is owned by Christian. He personally collected and sewed on each patch, spending hours (and a ton of dough) hunting for his favorite bands and picking just the right placement. Christian took the jacket to Rocklahoma and let me tell you - it's heavy.

Christian's dedication to the patch is a throwback to old fashioned Metal.

Sometimes patches can be a little tongue-in-cheek. I used an iron on skull cupcake for my Rocklahoma hat. I thought it pretty much summed up my personality and everyone seemed to get that it was a rock n' roll cupcake.

I've owned a few patches in my day, but never a giant collection. I've never really had any article of clothing that I thought could "carry" 10 or 12 Metal logos. Certain logos, like Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Saxon are all really large. Much too large, in fact, to fit on a denim mini. Words like Kix, however, fit quite nicely on a back pocket.

Heather bought me a bedazzler for Christmas, just like it was 1987. See, I have big plans on making some custom festival clothes this year. I even plan on festooning a Slipknot shirt with jewels - because I can.

Do you wear, collect or buy rock n' roll patches?

 

 

Reader Comments (16)

i still have my cut off denim - it only has a few selectedc patches - about 8 or so - big Crue shout at the devil patch on the back - loads of studs etc - infoact still have my leather jacket with clint from tigertailz painted on the back - they no longer fit as i was 15 when i did it but i wont throw them out - that is a cool cut off christian.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
As a teen, I must have had every patch or pin any metal band produced. I'd had a few sleeveless jackets. One was flanked on both sides with pins every square inch. With a large back patch on the center rear, with multiple smaller ones surrounding it.The other was full on patches similar to Christians' man do I miss them days. I dont believe I have one left...
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
Wow, very cool jacket Christian!
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
a friend of mine used to drive a car with lots of band logos painted on: Pink Floyd, Tho Who, Styx -- it was really cool.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry g
I actually still have a denium vest with a big "Valentine" back patch with a skull underneath it. studs, some other patches, and bits of leather... God... It still smells like 1989.

I also have a small T.Y.R. patch that a buddy of mine had made for me on a trip to Korea. Used to wear it on the ass of my vinyl stage pants.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
I did the button thing myself on jean jackets. I set off metal detectors at the airport. :) I sometimes wish I still had some of those buttons. I have a "In The Heart of the Young" black jean jacket from a Winger tour--it's amazing what one can find on eBay. ;)
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
The jacket is very cool!!! I want one!!!

Greetings From Peru.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia Sixx
My buddy Greg has a jacket with a ton of patches just like that. Its cool. Hes even known as "the patch guy" in the scene.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Crawford
*grin* yeah, the combination of the Aussie accent and the jacket means I always get to meet tons of people at shows.
February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I thought that was Greg's jacket for a minute!
February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterccinchillicothe
i recycle t-shirts. I'm working on making one from a too small cult t-shirt and other black ts joined together.

I do have patches. they look good on fiel bags. and i do own a bedazzler.
February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermelissa
these jackets are really amazing!!
March 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrometa
Love the vest and all the great band patches! Where does one get rare and classic rock band patches?
December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey
well its the rock n roll thing to do. i buy a patch whenever i see one. i put it on my jacket too. i have pins too, motley crue pins, and poison pin, a7x pin, black veil brides pin, tons of maiden patches and so on
March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDevin
Yes I make jackets like this as well, atm I am working on my 5th! The 5th will only get patches from the era of 1980 - 1994 and most of them with a timestamp.

Nice jacket by the way.

I placed 2 pictures of one of mine on my last.fm profile.

Link: http://www.last.fm/user/MetalFranker
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