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Battlevest 2

Buttercheese
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 23:18

My second ever vest, the first one doesn't exist anymore (wasn't anything noteworthy anyway, just a black button up shirt where I cut off the sleeves and put some buttons on). Started this project in winter last year, oddly enough inspired by the movie Labyrinth. I just really liked the whole wide shirt + vest combo some of the costumes had going on there, wanted something like that myself and figured I could actually turn the vest into a proper battlevest, cause why the heck not.

Been getting some shit for putting so many non-music related patches on there, but I don't care. I need my vest to represent me, and there is more than just my taste in music to me, so tough luck ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Also not a trophy vest, got a lot of shit for that too, but man, I so don't give a hoot. I also prefer to not have the same stuff going on as everybody else.

Took me some really hard work (and quite some cash) to gather all the patches on there, since I am rather picky. People tell me I look like a pirate when I wear this vest, to which I say: Yes, thank you, best compliment, bless you. Oh yeah, I added the lacing on the sides myself. I had ordered the bare vest off Ebay, but it turned out to be a bit more tighter fitting than expected, hence the lacing. Not that I ever wear it closed anyway, but eh. Still looks good, imo.

Some words about the more unusual additions:
1. Those two tin pins on the pocket are left overs from my LARPing days. Had some free space and figured I could use them. Historical replicas based on tin pins from the 16th century.
2. The The Gone Jackals and the LucasArts patches are hand-embroidered by me.
3. The circular patch with the bird on the back bottom left is Orphaned Land. Not a fan of this patch design, but it's sadly the only one they where selling at the venue I went to :(
4. Yes, I am a massive nerd, sue me. They see me rollin', they hatin ;)

For now the vest is more or less "finished" (if a vest can ever really *be* finished), so I doubt I'll do any major adjustments in the near-ish future, aside from maybe adding another few patches (and moving/replacing other ones in the process).

Not for sale or trade
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