Ladies and Gentlemen, metalheads and rockers, and all alternative music listeners, I require your advice on the matter of my battle jacket.
I have a jacket that I used to wear, which is many moons older than me. It used to bear the marks of the bands I love, but of late, and by that I
mean over the last five years, it has become apparent that this jacket no longer stands up to the job of containing my mighty (read voluminous) frame.
Indeed, being within the garment is somewhat like becoming a sausage for the duration of its being worn. Also, the damn thing looks better on my ten
year old son, than it does on me. I feel therefore that it is time to hand that jacket over to my son, that it may bear the marks of HIS passions
I have recently purchased a much more ample jacket to put my patches on, and modify to my specifications. I have already gotten a start on figuring
out the beginnings of my patch layout on the new jacket, as shown.
And the back...
If these images display upside down, by the way, there is nothing I can do about it, what so ever, so I will have to just make my apologies for that
and move on with the day!
I have not got a massive amount of patches, simply because I am distinctly lazy when it comes to purchasing them. This will be changing this year at
Bloodstock festival, where I intend to acquire many, MANY patches. However, my old jacket featured studs as well. They were brassy in tone, and placed
on the jacket before I got a hold of it. As cool as the layout was, I would have preferred chrome tones on the studs, and preferably skull shaped
studs as well.
However, I cannot for the life of me find a place that sells the sort of split pin backed skull studs that I am looking for. This therefore, is a
call out to all who might know of a place where I could purchase said studs, in significant volume. I am thinking at least fifty or so to start with.
Please, my brothers and sisters in steel, share with me the arcane knowledges you possess on this matter!