May 4th, 2013

calm, metal

Project MetalDork!

Oh, the fashion conundra you face as a metalhead. Lately, I've been working on a solution to three heavy metal fashion problems:

  1. My wardrobe cannot accomodate a band T-shirt for every band that I like.

  2. It is not possible to wear all of one's band T-shirts at once.

  3. The leather jacket that I've been wearing to most shows is a godsend in San Francisco winters, but a bit too warm for summer.

So, I'm making a patched denim jacket (also known as a "battlejacket"). Which will allow me to flaunt my fondness for at least a score of bands on a single mid-weight garment. Or out myself as a huge metal dork. Or both.

Before I started, I did a bit of searching around the internet to see how other people put their jackets together. I thought I'd put together my own post on how I did this.

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