Classic Rock and Heavy Metal Patch Vest (2017)

NevsSat, 04/02/2017 - 19:00

I have made a lot of changes on my patch vest over the last year. First I removed every patch so that I could sew them back on in a denser pattern. I have collected a lot of patches over the last while, so the total number is now up to 136 bands. I remade the cross on the back out of thicker fabric, and I hand-finished the edge with embroidery floss. I sewed picks I grabbed at concerts to the collar. I took the cuffs off the sleeves of the jacket and attached them to the top of the jacket to make epaulettes, to separate the front from the back and to add more space for future picks. I have been collecting signatures from bands I have met, and have a few in the inside now. It is definitely not done, but I think the progress is looking good. In the inside I added a few zipper pockets, a bottle opener on a retractable line, a pocket for permanent markers, a clip for passes, and a mini Métis sash. Every pocket is still usable (none are sewn shut), and I added zippers to the inside pockets to make them more secure.

Band Patches: AC/DC, Accept, Aerosmith, Airbourne, Alice Cooper, Allman Brothers Band, Anvil, April Wine, Asia, Autograph, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bad Company, B.B. King, The Beatles, Blackfoot, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Blues Pills, Bon Jovi, Boston, Canned Heat, Cheap Trick, Chilliwack, Cinderella, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cult, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Diamond Head, Dio, Dokken, The Doors, Eagles, Electric Light Orchestra, Elf, Elvis Presley, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Eric Clapton, Europe, Fleetwood Mac, Foghat, Foreigner, Free, Genesis, Grand Funk Railroad, Great White, The Guess Who, Guns N’ Roses, Harlequin, Haywire, Headpins, Heart, Heaven And Hell, Helix, Honeymoon Suite, Howlin’ Wolf, Iommi, Iron Butterfly, Iron Maiden, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Johnny Cash, Journey, Judas Priest, Kansas, Kick Axe, KISS, KIX, Led Zeppelin, Loverboy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Metallica, Molly Hatchet, Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, Mountain, Nazareth, Outlaws, Ozzy Osbourne, Pat Benatar, Pink Floyd, Poison, Primus, Prism, Queen, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Rainbow, Ratt, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Saxon, Scorpions, Skid Row, Slash, Spın̈al Tap, Stampeders, Steel Panther, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble, Streetheart, Stryper, Styx, Supertramp, Sweet, Ted Nugent, Tesla, Thin Lizzy, Toronto, Toto, Triumph, Trixter, Trooper, Twisted Sister, UFO, Uriah Heep, Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, Vixen, Warrant, W.A.S.P., White Lion, Whitesnake, The Who, Yardbirds, Yes, Zakk Wylde, ZZ Top, 38 Special (136)

Signatures: Honeymoon Suite (Johnnie Dee, Derry Grehan, Dave Betts, Gary Lalonde, and Peter Nunn), Helix (Brian Vollmer, Greg "Fritz" Hinz, Daryl Gray, Kaleb "Duckman" Duck, and Chris Julke), Kick Axe (Daniel Nargang, Larry Gillstrom, Raymond Harvey, Brian Gillstrom, and Victor Langen), The Stampeders (Rich Dodson, Ronnie King, and Kim Berly), April Wine (Myles Goodwyn, Brian Greenway, Richard Lanthier, and Roy "Nip" Nichol), Loverboy (Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Doug Johnson, Matt Frenette, and Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve), Trooper (Ra McGuire, Brian Smith, Gogo, Scott Brown, and Clayton Hill), Kim Mitchell (Kim Mitchell)

Picks: Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Derry Grehan (Honeymoon Suite), Daryl Gray (Helix), Ronnie King (The Stampeders), Brian Greenway (April Wine), Paul Dean (Loverboy), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Brian Smith (Trooper), The Pick of Destiny

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