I'm currently working on planning my first vest. Going to the thrift store tomorrow. Thus far, my planning and patches have all been political, regarding tearing down standards of gender, sexuality, and expectations of body image. Fuck queer assimilation, blablabla, all that. Curious about whether it's not common to have obviously sociopolitical vests. I've seen a few on here, but not many. Is it taboo? I dunno. Thanks for this blog and the tips!
I’m not sure. I mean, it’s definetely not as common as band patches or even pro anarchism or anti capitalism themes. But you definetly should go for it. Love seeing new renditions of the old patched & studded vest. And may just have gotten yet another great idea for a future vest. I guess I’ll just have to make a purple mobius backpatch sometime.
Thanks for your question and for enjoying the blog. Best of luck with your vest - and do send a picture when it’s done! Cheers.
i know this'll sound mental, but does anyone know any sites that display intricate stud designs? the alternating pattern is fine and dandy, but it feela like im taking the easy way out. all i really need is something to get my imagination going, thanks.
Great question. I don’t know any, but I’m guessing it would work if you followed some cross stitch pattern or something, only using studs instead? I mean, cross stitching is just SO punk and shit. Haha. Cheers.
Hey, fucking love your blog btw. Anywhore, about a month ago I got shitfaced and decided to make a bad attempt at a punk jacket with an old Suicide silence sweatshirt I had lying around. Long-story short, I ain't too proud of how it looks now. My drunk ass got the wonderful thought of using fabric glue+industrial strength staples+very shitty drunk stitch jobs. So, I was wondering if you had any specific tips on sewing and shit cause I can't do it well by hand to save my life. Thanks for any help
Well, I have been thinking about making tutorials for the blog. And, apparently, how to sew properly is going to be the first one. I don’t have any simple sew tip I can properly describes in a few lines, though. But I’ll make a proper tutorial about it. SOON, I promise. Haha. Hope you can get away with the staples for another week.
Fucking hilarious that person below bitching about the placement of patches and saying that those people who suck at placing the patches are fashion punks. Er, excuse me, how does that make sense? And what determines a good placement of a patch as opposed to a bad one?
Yup. I do love when that stuff happens, though. I mean, it’s AWESOME how little sense that does make. They’re the one policing patches placement, yet the others are the ones who are fashion punks. It’s SUPERB. Haha. Cheers.