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Default Proper placement of patches on leather vest

I have a vest that has several patches on it and I am curious as to the proper placement of those patches.

On the front left breast is my Harley #1 patch, above that is a patch from Anchorage's House of Harley. On the right upper is my patch from Hong Kong.

On the back is my HOG patch at the top. In the center is the Eagle and Flag 8x8 patch and at the bottom is the memorial patch to my grandson who lost his life in an auto accident in Dec. Is ther a code for vest?
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Ya... its YOUR vest and don't let anyone tell YOU where to put YOUR patches on YOUR vest.

Heres mine.




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I have a vest that has several patches on it and I am curious as to the proper placement of those patches.

On the front left breast is my Harley #1 patch, above that is a patch from Anchorage's House of Harley. On the right upper is my patch from Hong Kong.

On the back is my HOG patch at the top. In the center is the Eagle and Flag 8x8 patch and at the bottom is the memorial patch to my grandson who lost his life in an auto accident in Dec. Is ther a code for vest?
not unless you belong to an MC, and then you'd know where you need to put them, vis a vis their protocol.
If you have no club affiliation other than HOG, you can put the stuff anywhere.
Although I would be careful about putting any "location" patches on the back of any vest that has even a HOG patch.
Some MC's take that to "mean" something, even when you don't intend it to.
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If the order feels right to you, then it's right...any 'CODE' of patch placement will just be "poser rules". Your design sounds fine by me, but I wear a uniform every day, so I am inclined to show individuality thru my scoot/gear. My buddies... who BTW are great at their jobs, and have my professional respect, cringe at the thought of buying the factory workshop manual and wouldn't dream of changing their own oil, and would probably take their bike to the stealer just to tighten a nut...think they all have to have cookie-cutter bikes/chinese made harley jackets that match, and try to desperately get me off a sporty and into a twin cam. Good lord, they won't even let me teach them how to bolt-on there own chrome bling/crap.

Your design is your own. Good luck.

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not unless you belong to an MC, and then you'd know where you need to put them, vis a vis their protocol.
If you have no club affiliation other than HOG, you can put the stuff anywhere.
Although I would be careful about putting any "location" patches on the back of any vest that has even a HOG patch.
Some MC's take that to "mean" something, even when you don't intend it to.
Correct! I guess the use of a lower rocker (with location or "title") can get a person in serious trouble if the right 1%er sees it. We get reminded every year in our HOG newsletter not to put anything directly below the HOG patch.
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Correct! I guess the use of a lower rocker (with location or "title") can get a person in serious trouble if the right 1%er sees it. We get reminded every year in our HOG newsletter not to put anything directly below the HOG patch.
Really who reminds you, your local chapter? Or is in the Hog Tails?
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Patches?????........

We don't need no stinkin' patches.

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Although I would be careful about putting any "location" patches on the back of any vest that has even a HOG patch.
Some MC's take that to "mean" something, even when you don't intend it to.
That must only be something in the USA. All European HOG Chapters put their country under the main HOG Patch.

But the answer to the original question is...put the patches anywhere on your vest that you want them.
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Does the XLF patch need sewing on or can it be ironed on?
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This scares me a little. I'm looking to get my XL Forum patch, my HOG patch, and the annual HOG patches sewed on my vest before I go to the DelMarVa thing. Please tell me the DON'Ts. Thanks
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