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My Vintage Vest

Fred Rattlehead
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 02:47

This vest resembles the bands of my youth. Nazareth, Sweet, Judas Priest and Scorpions were my favorite bands in the 2nd half of the 1970's. Then the NWOBHM kicked off, I became an Iron Maiden enthusiast.

I built this vest in 2014/15 using a vintage jeans jacket and all original patches (no bootlegs here!). The only not so old patch is The Rods which I bought at their Very 'Eavy gig last year (2016). The badges are also all from the late 1970's and 1980's.

The layout is both oldschool and retro. I looked at images of NWOBHM battle vests and tried to preserve the spirit. At the time, it was not common to put patch close to patch, and so did I here. The only thing I did not do is to draw my own logos which you could see quite often back in the days.

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My Vintage Vest
My Vintage Vest

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