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- 8 Years on TSS: The "Bad"tle Jacket

bad_american1992
Mon, 12/04/2021 - 18:05

I finally finished my battle jacket, just in time for my 8 year anniversary on TSS! I'm super excited to share this with everyone. My goal was a vest where not a speck of denim was visible, and I spent years collecting enough patches to do this. Both of the interior pockets are still usable, sewing through those was quite the challenge. Executer and Locke were my biggest inspirations; those jackets blew my mind and I had to make something close to their level! A kutte is never finished, and there are still a couple patches I'd like to get and swap into my current layout. Now if only there was a show I could wear this too....

Thanks to everybody who sold, traded, and sent me eBay links over the last 8 years. And to Doc for creating the best page on the internet. Custom Exmortus rocker by Gwynbleidd.

Inside is signed by the mighty Metal Church! RIP Mike Howe :(

Not for sale or trade

Year: 2021
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- 8 Years on TSS: The "Bad"tle Jacket
- 8 Years on TSS: The "Bad"tle Jacket
- 8 Years on TSS: The "Bad"tle Jacket

Bryanthrash's picture

Great job bro !! you managed to distribute the spaces well, without piling up patches.

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bad_american1992's picture

Thank you man! It was fun finding ways to show as much of the patches as possible, while still overlapping!

MetalMuscles's picture

Holy shit this is one of the best vests i have ever seen!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks a ton Muscles!

Spectrum's picture

Lot of cool patches!! So envy about a few ones haha!!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks bro! I'm sure you recognized your old Obituary back patch! Hahaha

Spectrum's picture

Wow that's right!!! Totally forgot I sold It to you, hundreds of trades/sales during The years to remenber all of them haha :D

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Kofuv6's picture

Looks great man, 8 years is a lot of time but understandable as well, better for it to take time but come out perfect rather than half baked.

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks man. I was very busy / lazy hahaha

Arkturean's picture

Congrats man, looking good!

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Svarturaz's picture

This is a pure beauty 👌

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fuckenscooter02's picture

I love the colors on this bro, great vest!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks dude! I really wanted it the colors to shine!

Corrosive's picture

There's some awesome patches!! And nice layout. I remember when I had too a vest similar to yours. Now I can't wear a vest with more than 6 patches lol

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From the tomb's picture

Awesome!!

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MorbidWaste's picture

Really nice! Is the BT pin the old one or the new bootleg?

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks MW! It's rumored to be a bootleg from PewterPunkUK, but I'm not sure. There are more detailed shots in my gallery.

MorbidWaste's picture

No problem my man! Ah that always sucks when you’re not sure but thankfully it looks dope as well so at the end of the day it don’t matter that much!

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kingdomofhannover's picture

Amazing vest mate. Great work and perfect taste in bands. Executer was my biggest inspiration also;) Congrats mate!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks sir! Wow I can see his influence on your kutte, you nailed "logos in every nook and cranny" style!

Unjustifiablexistence's picture

Wow! I'm so happy to see this upload and that you went for this style of Kutte! You really managed to pull it off, now you'll be inspiring future maniacs! It was worth every minute of it, class layout and of course tons of great patches and bands. Especially glad to see the Darkthrone, you got from me, on there... At least that one arrived. Also I haven't seen this Cemetary patch before.. What a catch! Congrats to the "Completion" brother!

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bad_american1992's picture

"Well...my work here is done" hahahaha. Thanks for the kind words Simon! Your Darkthrone FOAD was essential in getting the front just right... yes RIP that other patch :'( The Cemetary came with a 2014 vinyl reissue, but I got it in a trade after the fact.

frankie530's picture

Amazing vest man, one of my favorites on here!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks Frankie! Means a lot!

Heavy Metal Chemist's picture

That is a beautiful battle vest man! Great job. Best patch...the Pink Demon Slayer 🤘😫🤘 I love that one 😍 Good to see it has a prominent place on your vest 😄

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bad_american1992's picture

Ahahaha thank you Jeff... yes the Pink Demon is a must have! Cheers!

Thrashmetalhead_20's picture

Beautiful vest man!! Love al the OSDM bands \m/

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FetusKiller666's picture

Beutiful!!!

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Blind's picture

Great jacket, killer patches, awesome job, man!!

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Looking into the darkness's picture

Like a BADassed trouBADour from the BADlands of lamBADa I can proudly proclaim:

You have won TShirtSlayer today, Sir! \m/

Holy shit, Mike, this is pure awesomeness made thread, I love it!! It was totally worth the wait dude, you nailed it with those gorgeous vintage gold and the all-clogged, yet clean layout, pefect! The only thing is, I feel really bad for that poor Monstrosity sneaking in from the side, like it's saying "Hey Mike, I wanna be on your vest to, buddy!" :D Hehehe, that made me laugh! ^^
I totally, among other things, love that backpatch of such an iconic album, my fave Obi record as well. So fuck yeah, keep it up and I am eager to see how you want to spice this A+ up even more with beauty! \m/

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bad_american1992's picture

Martin your comment had me on the floor xD It is funny that you noticed Monstrosity tucked away in the stinky armpit of vest society, I'm waiting to find the perfect patch to stitch over it and Covenant. Maybe a triangle or small coffin? I'm keeping an eye on Pull the Plug because he is always coming up with brutal albums in cool shapes! Anyways thanks for the kind comments my friend \m/ did you notice your old Sodom patch at the very top on the shoulder?

Cardboardcity's picture

I'm not a big death metal guy but I can't deny that this vest absolutely whips! Absolutely primo example of the cluttered yet all killer style - great work dude!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks Cardboard! I'm glad that even with different tastes you still can appreciate it \m/ I hope to see a hard rock / heavy metal vest from you soon, your collection is getting huge!

Spadarr's picture

Wow this looks fantastic and is definitely going to stand as an inspiration for my jacket which I'm currently making everything about this jacket is without a doubt fantastic in my eyes. Also, happy 8 years man here's to many more \m/

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bad_american1992's picture

I'm glad dude, hope too see your vest (in under 8 years I hope, haha). Thanks, and your profile pic cracks me up as well lmao

Demolition_hell_hammer's picture

Killer vest man!! Totally badass!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thank you bro!!

kertalaaki's picture

Very impressive!

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DoctorDeath's picture

damn sweet!! well, thanks for YOU for being here, its you guys who make this a great place to be! \m/ thanks for your support too!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks Doc!!! I'll raise my sword to that \m/

oldschoolbear's picture

Amazing

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bad_american1992's picture

I'm honored... thanks for all of the comments and faves everybody! Eternal Hailz!!! \m/

Thane's picture

Looks epic dude! Congrats! God I wish there were shows to go to also haha

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks Dach! And same here... I am long overdue for a violent mosh pit

Metalmate's picture

It has has become a beast. Time well spent!

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PastorJean's picture

Classy vest 🤘🤘🤘

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fauzan big's picture

Finally!! Awesome vest mate

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oldmate's picture

Very nice! You have covered verything and it does not look to busy! very nice job !! I fucking need that slayer pink demon patch !!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks ajnin (lol) yes keeping the layout sleek while 100% covered took a lot of plannign! I'll keep an eye out for another pink demon patch, that one is definitely worth the wait \m/

oldmate's picture

yea man... if you run into one please let me know for sure. One of the last few patchs I will spend more than I should for HAHA !!

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zilin's picture

Awesome collection!! Good job bro!

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metalmaster1996's picture

Killer vest with killer patches, mate! Everything looks perfect. Congrats! \m/

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Thrash Can's picture

Awesome patches! Straight to favorites.

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phantasm's picture

Really great one. Time well spent. Cheers man.

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bad_american1992's picture

Hey thanks man! Hope all is going well for ya.

Zephroskash's picture

Great vest dude!

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slayerslayer's picture

Thanks for 8 years! And congrats on a killer vest so far.

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks mate! Couldn't have made it without this community. Cheers.

Eknim's picture

absolutely splendid, i fucking love this one. the little tshirtslayer patch is a nice touch and something i should put on mine too. how did you obtain it?

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bad_american1992's picture

Hit up DoctorDeath, I don't know if he has any on hand, but they were sent to everyone who was a Patreon member. There was a red border and a white border.

Eknim's picture

Will make sure to do so. Thanks for the reply!

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The Clairvoyant's picture

Great vest! Mission accomplished. 🤘

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Robin_lifts's picture

SICK!

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God_of_emptiness93's picture

Dedicated and Unholy vest so fucking great

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Giova's picture

This is fucking cool and killer!!

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ThomasThrash's picture

So damn sick man! Congratulations!

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TheMetalDemon's picture

Now THAT'S what I call CRAFTSMANSHIP

the conjuror's picture

Brilliant piece of Metal Merch!! Some great patches and hats off to your dedication. I don't sew myself, I have to rely on my wife being in a good mood!!

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bad_american1992's picture

Thanks conjuror! Hahaha asking your lady to sew an entire "German style" kutte would be the ultimate relationship test!

Throneofvomit's picture

Sweet crippled christ, that purtinance patch is rad. Killer vest

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Reptile86x's picture

killer jacket bro really looks chingon hahahahha

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Beneath_Remains's picture

This is one of the cleanest vests on this site full flames 🔥🔥🔥

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HeadlessCross's picture

amazing vest man

Cheeser's picture

Orange Goblin/LOG patch combo is top tier, great taste my dude

RnReiner's picture

Sick vest man! The only thing this cloth lacks is some classy mud, beer and blood stains! It's time for that bloody pandemic to end, some concert rage is definitely in order! ;)

bad_american1992's picture

Hey thanks man! And I completely agree, it's like having an off-road truck without the caked on mud! I'll wear it to Cattle Decapitation tomorrow, hopefully someone will spill their drink or barf on it hahaha

MortalFate's picture

Solid patches! Nothing compares to old school licensed patches! They can be used more than once! ;)

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