I'll keep it simple and stick to jackets & hats since most of my clothes are D.I.Y.
I have recycled 'patches' since high school, dye them to keep the color fresh when (if) placed on newer material, removed 99% spikes/studs, and washed them all when I got housed up (oh, boo hoo there go my crust points). Everything is hand stiched.
Glad this thread was resurrected. Here's the winter coat I've had for three of four years. Some of the patches were made by me or friends and some were found in thrift stores. I've been known to doodle on the coat when I get bored and a few other people have left their mark on it. The patches I get the most comments on are my Redwood City Police patch (from a thrift store) and my US Embassy Baghdad patch (cut from a thrift store T shirt). What's funny is that because of the patches, I've met someone who was arrested by the Redwood City police and someone who guarded the US Embassy in Baghdad. Both of them thought my patches were cool and neither of them kicked my ass.
This is the same vest i posted about 8 months ago, it's been through a hell of a lot and got some pretty cool new patches! It's actually going on FIVE years old in a couple days so i'm very excited about that! I love this thing with a passion, lol Also basically everything on this is traded for or made diy, I don't get buying patches for the most part, unless you're buying them straight from a band or from a collective you're trying to support or s/t.
Thats my beloved jacket
Still needs an awful lot of work, like spikes (why's that shit so expensive???) And the obligatory ACAB/DaysNDaze/JohnnyHobo patches
Also, since I saw @awkwardshelby post, i realised I really want a massive descendants patch on the back of my hood, to have a face on the back of my head. Would be epic, right? I'll give you guys one month before copyrighting the idea
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$75.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$90.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$90.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.