The Art of the Battle Jacket:
Part 3

A lot of our readers are creative people; we know this because some of our most popular posts feature DIY clothing like hand-patched, studded and painted battle jackets, vests and crust pants. This post is going to focus on leather, because I love leather, and painted leather specifically. Painting on a beautiful leather jacket or vest adds that extra dimension of love that I really appreciate. It’s amazing to see the effort that has gone into creating a truly unique piece, especially when it’s a detailed back patch in vibrant colors, or a band logo that has been lovingly painted in the perfect spot. It takes a while to achieve the perfect look with painted patches – the jacket I made for my husband took me three months to complete. And above all, each piece shows the individuality of the wearer, in the placement, colors and images chosen to adorn this priceless garment. After the jump, check out a selection of leather battle jackets found on Tshirtslayer

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing.

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My toxic jacket is featured, rad!


Wow, these are so beautiful! Makes me want to wear mine, but it’s too damn hot. First world metal problems 🙁