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?