If you’ve ever seen a biker, you’re going to see them in the coolest jacket fully adorned with a series of exquisite patches. And, most of the times patches are used and worn for simple decoration. However, they do actually have a specific meaning to their biker. Our article features some pretty cool information about bikers and their patches.
Most of the times, iron on patches give an indication of the club that a rider is in and it even illustrates a series of activities that they may have taken part in. And without wearing a patch, you’re never going to be able to recognize a truly serious member of a club. This is due to the fact that as we’ve said before, patches indicate what club they belong to and these patches can be found on a rider’s back.
Back patches signify the club and it also indicates the character of the biker. In essence, most clubs tend to be extremely divers and even include firefighters, veterans, families and even police officers within their coveted club. And they all follow a series of strict rules that were established during mandatory meetings by members of the club.
If you’ve ever seen a three-piece design, it signifies as being an outlaw club patch. However, those that have more than three patches aren’t in any way associated with the American Motorcycle Association. Patches that do indeed have three pieces tend to have a centralized logo with a crescent either above or below. Typically, the crescent shape has been used to signify or rather symbolize a rocker and are more than often enough create a confused sense for those who actually know this.
And for those who wear 99% patch, they are the complete opposite to their outlaw brothers and are recognized by the AMA. For most who have an actual patch, it illustrates that they earned it and they followed a series of strenuous processes. However, the same doesn’t really apply to riding clubs or even the RC clubs since patches are typically given just because.
Depending on the type of club that a rider is in, the small square or even rectangular iron on patch on his back indicates this. And, most clubs readily wear a one-piece or two-piece patch. However, there are instances where clubs incorporate a three piece and there is actually no rule that dictates the number of pieces a patch can have.
How To Put On A Biker Patch
One of the best and trusted ways to attach your patch is by simply sewing it on. And while some prefer to use glue, after time the glue actually discolors the jacket and the patches even start falling off after some time. As we’ve said before, patches come in various sizes shapes and color.
If you’re in possession of a renewable liner, it is always advised that you remove it. Additionally, you’re also going to need to ensure that the thread you’re going to use is absolutely 100% polyester or even 100% nylon. Be sure to stay away from cotton thread since they go on to react with your leather and eventually rot. When it comes to selecting your thread, try to select something that goes well with your iron on patch’s border or even something clear will do.
While sewing, be sure to also keep your lining properly centred and smooth to ensure that it doesn’t tear or bind. Keep in mind that you should also start this process from the inside since it also keeps any knots hidden from the outside view. And remember to perform every stitch as close as possible to the last in order to prevent ripping in the future.
It should also be noted that patches are crafted from only the heaviest of materials like that of denim or cotton. This is due to the fact that they literally face the test of time and even the natural elements that they are exposed to. However, depending on the design, various patches require a series of different embroidery percentages.
As we conclude, we have just looked at some interesting details about the patches on a rider’s jacket. We have also given some tips on how to properly attach a patch to a jacket. With that said, it’s best to keep in mind that patches signify something special and completely earned by a rider.
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