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Customer story 3: Tens across the board!


Hi guys,

I’ve ordered from Savage Looks in the past and had a great time. You have a really vast amount of band merch, including niche and underground bands that you really struggle to find even just a t-shirt or patch of. All the products are of excellent quality: I tried to order pins, key rings, sweatshirts, bandanas, patches and every time I was more than satisfied with the result, so much so that I also recommended Savage Looks to my brothers who in turn started to place several orders.

Even when it comes to gifts you are a guarantee: you can choose from many ideas and you are also guaranteed three shipping choices*, so that everyone can choose based on their own time, their own needs and also their own budget, which is not to be taken for granted.

The material has always arrived intact, well packaged and on time, with even some small gifts inside for which I thank you very much. I hope you continue to maintain the site with your head held high as you are doing, you are one of the best to source from.

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heart mini patches that are given as gifts around valentines day at Savage Looks


Ciao ragazzi,

ho ordinato da voi in passato e mi sono trovato benissimo. Avete una quantità di band merch davvero vasta, compresi i gruppi di nicchia e underground di cui si fa davvero molta fatica a trovare anche solo una maglietta o una patch. Tutti i prodotti sono di ottima qualità: ho provato ad ordinare spille, portachiavi, felpe, bandane, toppe ed ogni volta sono rimasto più che soddisfatto del risultato, tant’è che ho consigliato Savage Looks anche ai miei fratelli che hanno a loro volta iniziato a fare parecchi ordini.

Anche per quanto riguarda i regali siete una garanzia: si può scegliere fra moltissime idee e garantite anche tre scelte di spedizione*, in modo tale che ognuno possa scegliere in base ai propri tempi, alle proprie esigenze ed anche al proprio budget, cosa non scontata.

Il materiale è sempre arrivato integro, ben imballato e nei tempi previsti, con anche qualche piccolo omaggio all’interno di cui vi ringrazio molto. Spero continuiate a mantenere il sito a testa alta come state facendo, siete uno dei migliori da cui fornirsi.

*Savage Looks tries to offer all three shipping options to all countries, and as of now we have covered almost all countries that we have shipped to so far. If you happen to see only one shipping option, feel free to e-mail us about it, so we can add the proper shipping costs for your country!

Read more: Customer story 3: Tens across the board!


I’ve had a great experience ordering from Savage Looks. They have a wide selection of band merch, including niche and underground bands. The quality is excellent, and I’ve been satisfied with every product I’ve ordered, from pins to sweatshirts. I even recommended Savage Looks to my brothers, who have also placed multiple orders. They are great for gifts, with many options and three shipping choices. The items always arrive intact, well-packaged, and on time. Thank you for the small gifts. Keep up the good work!

Ho avuto un’esperienza fantastica ordinando da Savage Looks. Hanno una vasta selezione di merch delle band, inclusi gruppi di nicchia e underground. La qualità è eccellente e sono rimasto soddisfatto di ogni prodotto che ho ordinato, dalle spille alle felpe. Ho persino consigliato Savage Looks ai miei fratelli, che a loro volta hanno effettuato diversi ordini. Sono ottimi anche per i regali, con molte opzioni e tre scelte di spedizione. Gli articoli arrivano sempre integri, ben confezionati e puntuali. Grazie anche per i piccoli omaggi. Continuate così, siete tra i migliori!

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Customer story 2: Once you go savage, you never go back

I should buy a battle vest cat meme
I should buy a battle vest cat meme

Savage Looks is the best source of Metal merch that I have found. Great quality products at very reasonable prices. You will not find a better place to add to your Metal collection. I have purchased several band shirts and patches that I have have been very pleased with. My favorite purchase was my Emperor hoodie that I could not find anywhere else. I also have purchased several band flags that I have displayed in my living room and have received compliments from friends, and they have asked where they can purchase one. I always direct them to Savage Looks and they have not been disappointed. Savage Looks is always stocking new Merch on a regular basis and have an extraordinary amount of band merch for sale. I am amazed at some of the obscure band merch that is available. Since I have been shopping at Savage Looks, I haven’t purchased Metal merch from anywhere else.

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Customer story 1: An alternative way of using mini patches

I bought several mini patches from your website in different orders, maybe a good dozen, to use them not for me, but for a rather fun and cute DIY project.

I’m someone who loves stuffed animals, absolutely, they are one of my favorite things ever and I have a lot of them at home as I love to collect them, and at some time, I thought my teddy bears deserved to be cool too and have little battle jackets as well, just like their mama does, and the size of your mini patches is actually perfect for these fun projects.

I did some research and have been able to find miniature jean jackets, originally made for Blythe and Ken dolls, I ordered some of your mini patches, and then I got to work.

It was absolutely worth it, I had nothing but compliments about how cute and cool my teddy bears looked with their little battle jackets, everyone from friends to strangers on the Internet approved of my metalhead teddy bears. I also surprised someone with a battle jacket for their childhood teddy bear as well. So thank you so much for having such a good selection of mini patches on your website.

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THE Number 1 Europe Festival Tour Adventure: Rockin’ Across Europe

brutal assault team Savage Looks

I. Our Festival Tour Introduction

Out of the three most likely ways you might have found Savage Looks, visiting our stall at one of the many European festivals we visit during our yearly festival tour has to be our favorite! There is a reason why we visit as many as possible, one that goes far beyond just making money. Passion! Doing what we do combines our love for metal music, our ache for the festival ambiance, and plain and simple our skills as salespeople.

While we can’t deny that the online market is growing rapidly, especially after covid hit, you won’t see us going fully digital any time soon. There’s just something about the long drives, the hard work, the amazing people around us and the festival feeling that we are just not willing to give up on

While we try to stay active throughout the year, even we have to deal with the slower winter season. While this gives us the much needed time to replenish our stock, do inventory, and prep for the next season. We are always looking forward to the chaos ridden festival tours. The (maybe) 2 months of downtime feel like ages to us.

II. The Big Festivals

The biggest festivals we do have to be Hellfest in France, and Download UK. The mass amounts of people that flock to these festivals each year is insane! You can even find us with multiple stalls on markets like these. All because we want to give every possible customer a chance to find us. Just one stall just wouldn’t cut it at all.

And we can totally see why these festivals are such a huge hit. The acts they have in their line-ups each year are super high quality, and the bands usually perform amazingly for the kind of crowds you can find there. Which in turn gives the festival visitors a great energy as well. Something we feed off of as well.

Big festivals like these are never dull. Whether it’d be because of the crazy amounts of mud we have to conquer at download, or the heat at hellfest, or anything in between. Something always happens. No matter the circumstances, good or bad, you’ll almost always catch us with a beer in our hands, working hard, and having a good time.

III. Embracing the Smaller Festivals

Thankfully there’s more to our Europe festival tour than just the big guys. We try to include plenty of smaller festivals in our schedule too. There’s just something about them that makes our black hearts beat faster. Almost as if we are part of a family in a random part of Europe. Not just with the organization and the volunteers, with the visitors as well. Here’s we often meet the same people year after year and will actually build a bond with them.

Especially the smaller festivals tend to have more unique locations, and we are here for it! Some seem to be right smack in the middle of the woods, others are held in ancient castles, in the mountains, or will feel like you are in someone’s backyard having a party.

One thing is for sure, you’ll never know what (hidden) gems you are going to see at these festivals. Sure, a lot of the performing bands will stay small, but you never know. In 2017 we were at a rather small festival in the Netherlands (brainstorm festival), couple hundred visitors at the most. We ended up not going to any bands, because we pretty much never heard of any of them except maybe the headliner, and we ddn’t really care for them. Big mistake! Turns out Wind Rose was one of the earlier bands that year. We still love that festival!

Last year we even went to church with the organization on Christmas Day. We didn’t have any plans, so when we were (semi) jokingly invited we basically said “fuck it! Why not?”. Talk about getting intimate with festivals.

IV. The Roadtrips and Hard Work

Long drives are a huge part of what we do, since we travel all over Europe during our festival tour. Trips of over 1000km one way are not a rarity, and we don’t always have the opportunity to take our time. We’ve been to Norway, Portugal, the UK, Slovakia and pretty much everything in between. And we wouldn’t have it any other way, our European festival tour just wouldn’t hit the same without the long drives.

The way you get to know eachother during these roadtrips is amazing. Even those who have only joined us for 1 festival tour have made new friends for life! Not to mention the relationships that have formed during a festival tour (some of which long, others really short if you know what I mean).

But the work isn’t done when we get to our destination. There is a surprising amount of work that needs to be done before we can sell a single item. We are basically professional movers. Once we arrive we have to start the build up. Not only do we set up a tent (our favorite tent to use is 6x6m and is over 3m high), which takes some serious muscle. Our rails are transported in pieces we have to put back together, the shirts are in boxes that have to be unboxed and put in the rail.

From technical things like our lights, to some decorative ceiling flags, to going through everything to make sure that everything is sorted alphabetically so festival goers can easily find the items they are looking for. Only to start selling and making crazy long hours as we try to be open from beginning to the end of the festival.

All in all a festival tour like this is not for the faint of heart. It takes some serious dedication to the job and the music to keep everything going smoothly. But for those that are suited for this job, they wouldn’t have it any other way. The fun we have weighs so much heavier than anything else. The festivals and events we are able to attend, the people we meet, the cultures we actually get to know in such a true and immersive way. It’s absolutely amazing.

V. The Fun and Amazing Experiences

Obviously one of the best things of doing our yearly European festival tour is meeting so many amazing people. We’ve been able to meet many bands and get a unique insight into their world, the backstage might even be a little bit too normal for us at this point. But it’s also great to see the artists just being normal human beings. And it also gives us the chance to make some amazing deals with them merch wise. With our partners at we are building a great collection of really exclusive merchandise in collaboration with the bands themselves.

Outside of the people we meet there are also so many unique experiences that come along our journeys. One year we had a team in Austria that had to go to Slovakia last minute (they got the phone all that they had to go to Gothoom while they were already selling at Area53). But because they departed from Austria they got there really early. The festival took place at a small airport that year, and while waiting they ended up talking to the people who were flying their own planes there and managed to get a private flight. Those kind of highlights happen every so often during a festival tour, but these have yet to be topped I think.

In the end, there is no better feeling that working a job we love, at a great festival, surrounded by people having a great time, with a beer in our hands!

VI. Our Love for the Job

This company is built on passion. Sure, we are definitely trying to make money. But at the end of the day we will always aim to offer a great collection metal merchandise for honest prices. Because we are also the people on the other end who want to have the things that we sell for ourselves. And we are immensely grateful that we are able to feed our family with doing what we love so much.

We will probably never settle for the festivals that are already known to us for our European festival tour. There are so many great festivals out there that we have not attended yet, and there are new festivals emerging all the time. And as long as those things are the case, we will not stop looking for new festivals to travel to with the Savage Looks stall.

As I’m writing this, this years festival tour is slowly coming to an end, and soon there will be a period of 1-2 months without any festivals at all. As always, there have been a lot of challenges, but mostly loads of amazing new memories and connections. And that is something that will forever light our fire to keep going.

VII. Conclusion

From teams being stuck abroad to new festivals and opportunities. This years festival tour has been a lovely rollercoaster and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Next year we’ll be doing it all over again! And we can’t wait to see everyone at whatever festival they are going to.

Want a more intimate festival experience and join us on a festival tour? We are always looking for volunteers. Feel free to send an application to volunteers [@], even if it’s just for a local festival. Just make sure to mention at least your name, age, your general location. Having a drivers license and experience are a plus, but not needed.

A family picture of the family behind Savage Looks, taking care of both the e-commerce and the festival tour

The family behind Savage Looks!

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Get Your Flotsam and Jetsam Merch Now – Shipped from the EU!

Official Retailer for Flotsam and Jetsam Merchandise

Flotsam and jetsam band members and logo

Shop Flotsam and Jetsam merch here

Are you a die-hard fan of the legendary American heavy metal band Flotsam and Jetsam? Well, you’re in luck! We have partnered with the band themselves to bring you their incredible merch, and the best part? We ship from the EU, so you don’t have to worry about expensive shipping costs!

At Savage Looks, we understand the frustration of high shipping fees that can sometimes overshadow the joy of getting your favorite band’s merch. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to keep those costs as low as possible, ensuring that you can proudly wear your Flotsam and Jetsam gear without breaking the bank.

By becoming the official retail point for Flotsam and Jetsam merchandise outside of America, we are able to offer you an extensive selection of products straight from our own stock. From t-shirts and hoodies to accessories and more, we’ve got everything you need to showcase your love for this iconic band. 

As fans ourselves, we know that the spirit of heavy metal is all about unity, passion, and a sense of belonging. Through our partnership with Flotsam and Jetsam, we aim to create a seamless shopping experience that brings fans together and celebrates the power of music.

And what makes this partnership so unique, is the fact that this is a deal with the ban directly. No buying merch through the big suppliers, with often limited designs and multiple other merchandisers buying in (often resulting in lack of complete stock levels). We will be housing their entire stock that’s outside of the USA, and we will be the only ones with access to it. So anything you buy at another store or retailer, won’t benefit the band directly anymore. As it’ll either be bootleg merchandise, or resold with the profits only for the seller.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into our Flotsam and Jetsam collection and discover a wide range of high-quality, officially licensed merchandise that is sure to satisfy even the most avid fans.

Please note that we do recommend going through their own site if you are buying from the USA, since that is where they are located, they can probably offer better shipping costs than we can. The only exception would be if you wanted to add merch from other bands to you order, as they only offer merchandise of their own band. Don’t worry about the profits for the band, we promise that every item sold through the Savage Looks webshop will profit the band directly!

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Cheap Band Patches: 4 Ways We Keep Prices Low Without Compromising Quality

Selection of cheap band patches in an organized mess

Cheap band patches are a big part of our business, but at the heart of our mission is affordability without sacrificing quality. We know that music fans want to represent their favorite bands and artists, but they don’t want to break the bank to do so. That’s why we have developed a system that allows us to keep our prices low without compromising the quality of our band patches.

Selection of cheap band patches
Cheap band patch assorti

How much do band patches usually cost?

Patches can be found in many different price-points, and it’s important to be informed about where you shop. Here at Savage Looks regular patches range between €1, and €8, but most are around €3. With the average price overall being around €5!

If you’ve ever made a battle jacket, you know it can take quite a few patches to fill. Those few euros difference can really add up when buying multiple patches. But that price difference can also make you distrustfull, and we understand those feelings! So let’s get into the how and why we are able to offer our collection of cheap band patches for the prices that we do.

1. We buy in bulk

This one might seem obvious, but we are able to buy in bulk. Since we sell both online and on festivals, we go through big amounts of patches. And with most suppliers: the more you buy, the cheaper it gets! Which creates a nice cycle of being able to buy more etc etc.

Another reason why we move so much product is because we ship worldwide. Something we’ve noticed is that most merchandise is being made and sold in Europe/the EU. And most of those shops don’t ship outside of that region. The shops that are from, let’s say, America ask absurd prices, and have a much smaller collection.

2. We make deals

Where the “regular” distributors have pretty set prices, we always make an effort to go above and beyond. We especially love talking to bands directly to see if we can buy from them, or even collaborate by having patches (and other merch) created for them. And this is where the magic happens! We often want to order quite a few extra, making the production costs very doable for the bands, and super interesting for us. As an added extra, we have official and exclusive merch! And that’s not limited to cheap band patches.

Part of why this works is because we work closely together with a few manufacturers who have proven to deliver incredible quality for good prices. Even if it comes to small quantities. Especially with embroidered patches.

3. We take risks

It might feel a bit counter-intuitive that our risks make it so that we can offer cheap band patches. But because we work closely together with bands and manufacturers, we are often able to take risks without putting a lot at stake. A small band that wants patches made? Sure, we’ll order some for ourselves, even if we’ve never heard of them. A new name available at a distributor? Count us in! Patches that’ll be discontinued? We’ll take it all!

This creates a unique collection of patches, with patches that aren’t sold anymore, exclusive patches that only we and the band sell, or just the fact that we offer items that others are too scared to try. It obviously leaves us with dead stock every once in a while, but it’s worth the risk to be able to offer cheap band patches like we do!

4. We pay close attention to the demand

With eyes and ears at festivals and online, we are able to anticipate what band patches are looked for the most. And we try to jump on those trends as soon as possible. Does this make us a bit of a sell-out? It sure does. And we don’t care. We don’t only cater to the masses, we also have some increadible underground names that’ll make even the most die-hard elitist happy. And with our prices, we make sure that it’s available to everyone

Hungry to shop our collection of cheap band patches?

Go check them out in our store! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for vintage rock band patches, or newest metal band patches for jackets. We have got you covered! And there’s a lot more in our store than “just” sew on band patches.

Are custom band patches available?

Not at Savage Looks. However, if you are looking for cheap custom patches for your band or project, we highly suggest you go to WOTIK merchandise . They are one of the manufacturers we work with, and highly suggest contacting them! Please note that this is only for official merchandise for bands. They don’t accept requests for bootleg patches

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Band patches: 4 things you need to know about them


I. Introduction

Band patches have been a staple of the music/fashion world for years, from punk rockers to hardcore fans! Whether you are looking to make a statement, show your support for a band, or just add a cool piece of flair to your look, (band) patches are what you need. In this article, we’ll show you all you need to know about band patches including where to find them, how to attach them, and the different kinds of patches you can get. Read on for more!

A. What are Band Patches?

Band patches are basically pieces of fabric, usually cloth or leather, that feature a logo or design of a band. They are often used to show support for a band and as a way to connect with other people over shared music taste/interests. Band patches come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny patches to larger patches that cover an entire backside of a battle jacket. A big part of why band patches are so popular, is because they are an affordable way to get some band merch. Besides that, they allow the wearer to display multiple bands at the same time, unlike with shirts and hoodies. They give you a lot of creative freedom in the way you apply the patches too!

B. History of Band Patches

Rock band patches have been around for decades, with some of the earliest examples being seen in the punk rock and hardcore music scenes of the late 70s and early 80s. Since then, they have become a staple of the alternative music and fashion world and are often seen on battle jackets or, especially in Germany, on other clothing items like pants or dresses. They are a great way to show support for a band, or even to pay tribute to a band that has gone on hiatus or has broken up.

bundle of patches

II. Popular Uses of Patches

Besides being used to show support and/or connection with a band, patches are also popular among collectors or fashion enthusiasts. Over the years, they have become a popular way to express one’s sense of style and to add a creative flair to a look. People often combine patches with denim jackets, backpacks, vests, and other clothing items to create something unique.

A. Represent a Band

The most popular use of patches is to show support for a band or to represent a particular band. Whether you are a fan of a certain band or even just a supporter of their music, wearing a patch of their logo is a great way to show your appreciation, and connect with people who like the same bands as you do. There are even some groups who will only allow new members if their battle jacket has the right band patches to go with the groups overall theme. Seeing as it’s a pretty easy way to quickly tell if it would be a good fit, at least music wise. It wouldn’t make sense to join a heavy metal group if all your band patches are of underground black metal bands. Or joining a pagan group when all you have are rock band patches.

B. Represent a Subculture

Patches can also be used to represent a particular subculture. Punk rock, goth, and metal are all examples of different subcultures that often use patches to express where their heart lies. These subcultures all tend to have imagery that is linked to them. So those images are a great way to add a bit of spice to your outfit. Especially if you’re pretty new to the subgenre. This way you won’t have to buy expensive new clothes, but you can buy a few cheap patches, attach those to some of your items and ease into the new aesthetic. A skull patch on a school bag can make a bigger impact than you might think.

Probably the biggest subculture that also uses patches besides metalheads are bikers. They are use to show affiliation to certain groups, and what their rank is. These patches are to be respected. Throw a random generic patch on your jacket without knowing what it means, is usually fine. Sewing on a bandpatch without knowing the band can get some pretty annoyed reactions. But wearing patches that belong to a bikergroup/bikergang (however you want to call them), can actually get dangerous. While most bikers are super friendly, there are some groups (the 1%), that don’t take lightly of the misuse of their colours. You wouldn’t get a gang tattoo without belonging to that gang right? This has nothing to do with gatekeeping. It’s all about knowing what the things you wear mean and what the consequenses can be.

C. Represent a Movie Franchise

Another use for patches is to show off your favourite movie franchise. This is especially popular for franchises like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Marvel. These patches make a great gift for movie lovers to add to their collection. It’s one of those things that people often don’t think of to buy, so chances are, they don’t have it yet! Just make sure you don’t get a Star Trek item for a Star Wars lover.

D. Represent Political views

Finally, patches can be used to express political views. Some might call these morale patches. Just make sure you are comfortable to talk about your political views as you’ll be wearing yours on display when you wear these patches

With so many uses for patches, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the possibilities. It’s important to remember that patches are a great way to express your individuality. They offer a freedom to express your style and values in a way that’s unique and original. Whether you’re crafting a look that’s totally your own or joining a subculture, patches can be a great way to express yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Get patching!

bundle of band patches

III. Different Types of Band Patches

When you are looking to get a metal band patch, there are several different methods you can use. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a quick look at the four main types of band patches: A. Embroidered Patches, B. Woven Patches, C. Screen Printed Patches, D. Sublimation Patches, and E. Metal patches.

A. Embroidered Patches

Embroidered patches are one of the most popular type of band patches and are typically made by using a combination of colorful threads and fabric to create the design. Embroidered band patches are extremely durable since the thread that is used to embroider the design onto the patches is dyed through and through. This means that there won’t be a lot of loss of color over time. Embroidered band patches are best for logo’s and designs with harsh definitions. Subtle color gradients are hard to accomplish with this method. One of the most fun things about using this method is the ability to create cutout patches with a solid border.

B. Woven Patches

Woven patches are another type of band patch. Unlike embroidered patches, these patches are created by using a loom to weave thin strips of fabric into the patch design. The result is a patch that is more detailed and intricate than an embroidered patch. Woven band patches are also very durable, but are a little more prone to loss of color because the htread used is thinner. When going with this method, there is a lot more freedom in the kind of designs you want on a patch. It won’t be photorealistic, but the ability to create thin crisp lines allow for quite a bit of detail. Most album covers will translate great to a woven patch, something you can’t do with an embroidered patch. You can still create cutout patches, but these will either be of a simple shape with a solid border, or lasercut without a solid border. Lasercut patches tend to show wear and tear at the edges pretty quickly

C. Screen Printed Patches

Screen printed patches are often found in the form of backpatches. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward method. The design is printed on the patch with ink the same way as it would be printed on a t-shirt. The downside is that the design can fade a bit more quickly and needs a bit more care. The inks used for this process are also less durable, so the colors can start to fade and crack a little over time. When it comes to the shape of the screen printed patches, there is a lot of freedom. As you can print on whatever shape you can create.

D. Sublimation Patches

Then there is the sublimation patch. This type of band patch is created by using a heat press to press ink into a patch. It’s a very nice and modern way to create a patch. It’s also a pretty fast method, with near instant results. The downside is that the patch won’t be as durable as the other methods. The ink is transferred to the patch, meaning that the colors can fade a lot easier than other types of patches. The upside however is that you can get near photorealistic results. If the printer used can print it, you can press it on a patch. Shapes and sizes are pretty limited, because you need to use previously made blanks, which are made of a special material that can take the ink transfer.

E. Metal Patches

And lastly, my personal favorite kind of patch: the metal patch. While very limited in design possibilities and shapes, they are truly unique. These are made by engraving a (logo) design onto anodized aluminum plates. Since these base plates are mostly found in the size of a credit card, this is also the most common size metal patch you’ll find. While it’s technically possible to get these in all kinds of colors, simple mat black is pretty much to go to color. This will ensure that the logo will be visible, due to the silver underlay. If you were to engrave on, let’s say, yellow, the silver engraving won’t really pop. With metal patches, you shouldn’t place on an area with a lot of movement. While very sturdy, and slightly bendy, there is a limit these bad boys can take. These patches can also get scratches on them. You don’t have to be extremely carefull with them, but know it can happen.

IV. How to Wear Band Patches

Now that you know what these patches are and how they are made, let’s get to the fun part: wearing them. There is no right or wrong way to wear band patches. But there are some guidelines you should keep in mind.

A. How do you apply a band patch?

With the exeption for metal patches, we always recommend to sew on patches, even if they have an iron on backing. That way you can make sure the patch is securely attached to your garment, so you don’t have to worry about it coming off. Of course, the patch should be placed on an area of your clothing that can take the needle, but also where the needle can handle the fabric. So don’t try to sew it onto very thin fabric, or on extremely thick areas. This can either cause the fabric to rip and ruin the garment, or the needle to warp or even break. Just don’t

The metal patches are something else. We deliver these with 4 studs, as we think this is the easiest way to secure them. On thicker fabric we recommend to first punch a small hole to put the stud through. Get the patch in there and fasten the stud.

There are many more ways to apply patches, but these are the main methods we recommend

What is our issue with iron on patches?

The patches on their own aren’t really an issue, it’s when you use the iron on backing as a way to actually apply the patch. While this may seem like a good idea to quickly and easily apply patches wherever you want, it won’t be in the long run. They are a pain to remove properly, and at the same time the longevity of the application is not guaranteed. Which can leave you with a patch that is partially falling off, which will also leave residu when you actually try to take it off. It can warp the patch in the process. It’s just a mess.

B. How do I remove a band patch?

If you’ve followed our recommendations, removing the band patches is very easy. Just take a stitch remover or a small pair of scissors and cut the thread that is holding the patch in it’s place, and you’re done!

It’s even easier with the metal patches. Just unscrew the studs, et voila!

You can check out a tutorial here

V. Conclusion

Band patches can be an amazing addition to any wardrobe and can really show off your personality and style. They are also a great way to show your support for the bands you love and to represent the music you listen to. Make sure to keep in mind the guidelines we discussed here and you’ll have the perfect patches in no time!

A. In Summary

Just go and get the metal band patches you like, try to be mindful of what you are wearing (I feel like the bare minimum is at least knowing what you’re wearing and liking their vibe, no “name 3 songs” bullshit). Find a place to put them, a battle jacket is the most common place. But even just storing them somewhere and keeping them as a memento like that is perfectly fine! Take your time when applying or removing the patches to keep them in proper shape. And if patches aren’t your vibe, you can always go for stickers, metal pin badges, or any other type of metal merchandise. Besides, sometimes it’s just not a patch metal band, but shirt metal band or something like that

B. Where to Find Band Patches

No matter what kind of patches you like, there are plenty of places to find them! You can obviously get them at Savage Looks. We have a pretty insane collection and it just keeps growing. In case you can’t find what you’re looking for here, there are always websites like Etsy, eBay, and even Amazon that have a wide variety of patches that you can choose from. But going directly to the sites of the bands is also a great way to get some unique merch!

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Making a Statement with Metal Backpatches

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When shopping for metal back patches, there are some things you might be wondering. Here at Savage Looks, we have been able to put back patches through the test, and after selling thousands of them, we know a thing or two about them! Back patches are a classic statement piece, with a design printed on enforced (usually) black fabric ( white doesn’t get used a lot in any piece of merch). Being fancy, we could call them giant sew on appliques.

What are backpatches?

Simply put: backpatches are a large patch that people generally sew on the backside of their battlejacket. Due to it’s size, this will generally be of one of their favorite bands. Metal backpatches have been a staple piece in the metal scene for years, starting in the 70s/80s. While they are available in multiple shapes and sizes, you’ll usually find them as a semi-rectangle that’ll fit most backpanels of battle jackets. The obvious exceptions are the big boys with sizes 3XL and up, the petite ladies (we recommend going for a round or shaped backpatch), and the kids who get put into battle jackets by their parents (don’t worry, we do this too, it’s fun!).

How can I attach metal backpatches to my clothing?

Attaching metal backpatches to your clothing is a great way to show off your style and add a unique touch to your wardrobe. And you can easily do this by seing them on. Some other techniques we’ve spotted are: glueing them on (we don’t recommend this), using safety pins to attach the back patch to a battle jacket (works great with punk patches) and using studs to get them on a jacket (gives you even more freedom to customize your battle jacket, but it’s labor intensive and quite pricey)

Are metal back patches easy to sew onto clothing?

Yes, metal backpatches are pretty easy to sew onto clothing. You’ll need a needle and thread, as well as a thimble to protect your fingers from the sharp point of the needle (yes, you will still be true when using one). Start by placing the patch in the desired position and pinning it in place, preferably using needles or safety pins. Then, use a simple running stitch to sew the patch onto the fabric.

Not a fan of handwork? You can absolutely use a sewing machine! Especially backpatches are a relatively easy project to start off with if you are new to sewing, as they have pretty long, straight lines.

Make sure to go slowly and evenly, as back patches can move around while sewing them. When you’re done, tie off the thread, cut off excess length (maybe use a lighter) and you’re all set!

Can’t figure it out? Ask a grandma! (or your local seamstress), and they’ll be able to get it all done for you! Just ask around if someonw knows someone who can sew them on for you. While it can give a great sense of pride doing it yourself (not to mention the fact that you’ll be able to do it exacly the way you want to), if you can’t do it right, it really might be better to let someone else do it for you. In the end, the most important thing is having a battle jacket you wear with pride, and having patches sewn on straight generally helps with that feeling.

Are metal back patches durable?

Metal backpatches are incredibly durable and long-lasting. They are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand wear and tear. The print is done with high quality screen print, which is also used on shirts and hoodies etc, and they are often coated with a protective finish to ensure that they stay in good condition for years to come.

Are metal backpatches waterproof?

Metal backpatches are somewhat waterproof. While we wouldn’t recommend leaving them in water for long periods of time, you don’t have to sprint for shelter as soon as some rain starts falling. They’ll also be able to handle the occasional cycle in the washing machine, we don’t recommend doing this too often, and putting them into a dryer is a bit of a no-no. It won’t ruin them instantly, but it won’t be very good for them.

Are there any special care instructions for metal back patches?

Yes, there are some special care instructions to follow when it comes to metal backpatches. To ensure the longevity of your backpatch, it’s important to keep it away from prolonged exposure to moisture and direct sunlight. Additionally, you should avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials when cleaning the backpatch, as this could cause damage to the patch. Instead, use a soft cloth and mild soap and water to gently wipe away any dirt or dust. Following these simple steps will help keep your metal backpatch looking its best for years to come.

How much do metal backpatches typically cost?

Metal backpatches typically cost between $5 and $20, depending on the size and design. Some patches may cost more, depending on the amount that were made, the complexity of the design and the materials used. Embroidered backpactches are generally a lot more expensive than screen printed ones as these are simply more expensive to make. Throw in a cutout back patch instead of a regular one, boom, the price goes up again. And when there are only a few made of a single design, that will drive up the price because of the higher production costs per piece, and exclusivity.

Where can I buy metal back patches?

If you’re looking to buy metal backpatches, you have several options. You can purchase them online at the Savage Looks store! Can’t find what you are looking for here? You can always buy from a variety of retailers, such as Amazon, Etsy, and eBay. You can also find them at local music stores, as well as specialty stores that specialize in punk and metal merchandise. If you’re looking to get something more exclusive, go check the stores like bandcamp from your favorite bands. They might have some exclusive merch for sale that we are unable to obtain.

That being said, we do offer a very big selection of patches. It doesn’t matter if you love black metal back patches, heavy metal back patches, death metal back patches, hard rock back patches, thrash metal back patches or pagan metal back patches. Chances are you’ll find something here. From black sabbath back patches to darkthrone backpatches to metallica back patches to zz top back patches to eluveitie back patches to motorhead back patches, we have something from most metal bands.

Not looking for a big backpatch? Check out the backstripes with of big band logos. Or just browse our store for our complete collection of metal patches

We ship internationally, with frequent shipping moments multiple days a week, you’ll get your backpatch pretty soon, no matter where you are from. All of our items are brand new! And we are working towards being able to offer free shipping

I can’t find the metal backpatch that I want

Sometimes, you have looked everywhere, but the band you want a backpatch of, just doesn’t have any. At this point you’ll have to get creative. One of the more common ways to deal with this problem, is by cutting up a band shirt and using the print as a backpatch. This won’t be as durable, due to the softer fabric that shirts are made of, but you’ll be able to get the metal backpatches you want a lot easier. As there are a lot more t-shirt designs available than backpatch designs. This will be a bit more difficult and take more time, effort and precision, but the outcome will be worth it!

What sizes are available for metal backpatches?

Metal backpatches come in a variety of sizes, but one thing they have in common: they are big. Sizes are mentioned under additional information on the product pages. They are the perfect statement accessories!