By Zulfiqar Mannan
In the frigid, slowly creeping winter of New England, denim and leather resist the changing wardrobes. I am writing this article myself as I sit in a slim-fit jean jacket over contrasting green pants. My friend’s blue bomber jacket is on the couch next to me with soft, but recurring tears in the leather. Faded light-blue denim jeans have replaced the unthreatening, bright chinos from the fall and the summer. while the cardigans have now become striking leather jackets. But among this, there are still lots of ways to get bored in the never-ending nature of mostly blues and blacks on unsuspecting cloth. So what are some ways to spice up the familiarity of denim and jeans? Patches!
The Basic: Patch That Jean Jacket
You can get your patch fix on your jean jacket by going crazy at the nearest Urban Outfitters, or by finding patches in tour merchandise shops or thrift stores and sticking them on yourself. Although the apparel on Etsy is usually obnoxiously expensive, it’s always a good place to seek inspiration, and will provide some quick cheats.. There are a billion ways to patch your jacket, but my favorites stand as the following three techniques.
1) Lots of patches all in the middle of the back. Joyjean645Vintage on Etsy does this style and they’re absolutely brilliant.
2) The moderation pieces.
3) The all-around upholstery
The Risky: Patches On Leather
Leather can get tricky with patches. You don’t want too much vintage lest you look like a biker and you don’t want too much cutesy lest everything looks out of place. Here’s our favorite combination contrasted with a must not do:
Must Not Do:
The Edgy: Bomber Jacket Patches
The Next-Gen: The Varsity