Vintage metal and punk fashions

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mustardgasattack
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Vintage metal and punk fashions

Post#1 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:49 pm

I’m not sure if this belongs here or in Land of Mystery but is anyone on here into collecting/decorating vintage leather jackets and denim jackets/vests? Wouldn’t mind seeing what kind of cool stuff you guys have hanging in your closets. I started buying old leathers and boots and mending my torn jeans by hand and adorning things with studs, patches, painted on logos etc in high school and I just turned 35 and can’t “grow up” and stop it’s in my blood at this point. Anyway let’s see what some of you have! Trying to get inspired to take on some Covid projects.

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Re: Vintage metal and punk fashions

Post#2 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:25 am

There's a thread somewhere on the HMR forum where a few of us were reminiscing about ye olde metal 'fashions' & some folks did share pix of their be-studded, badged up & patched denim cut-offs. Unfortunately most seemed to be new works in progress rather than vintage.
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Re: Vintage metal and punk fashions

Post#3 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:40 am

Remember people saying "Battle Jackets" back in the 80's.....was usually if they were old army or army style jackets instead of denim....I've always just called them Metal jackets/vests or patch jackets/vests ...

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Re: Vintage metal and punk fashions

Post#4 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:35 am

This ones more punk oriented, but it’s a vintage leather I got on the cheap that’s apparently from the early 70s and I added a bit to it. I think it might actually be the same style of jacket Bruce wears in the Iron Maiden “Aces High” video.
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Re: Vintage metal and punk fashions

Post#5 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:00 am

Nicely done! It certainly evokes the era that those bands (and the jacket) came from.
I used to knock around with a lot of punks back in the mid-80s & this could easily have come from any of their wardrobes at that time. Not that any of them owned anything as bourgeoise as a wardrobe of course... :lol:
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