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Patch Shirts?

Postby cydneyandsons » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Hello,

I was looking into starting my own 501st patch shirt, and I was looking for suggestions, answers, and maybe pictures of your own shirt!
Do people generally always use the Dickies work shirts, or do people use a variety (jean jackets, etc)? Short sleeved or long sleeved? Also, I bought some really cool other Star Wars patches to jazz it up a bit, is it taboo to include other patches or do you generally just use 501st and related patches? I would love to see pictures of your own as inspiration as well.

Also: Do you ever wear it outside of events? Just as casual wear? (Just curious :) )

Thank you!
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby stasz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:35 pm

I love my patch shirts!
I have two, one each for my costumes and keep the patches related to that costume. They are Dickies or RedKap (same thing) short sleeve workshirts, mainly because I like that look and that's pretty much what I wear normally, sans patches.

I don't find it taboo to mix Legion and random Star Wars patches. There is some really cool stuff out there!
Here are mine:
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby cydneyandsons » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Those look great! Thank you for the inspiration :) Hope I can find some Jawa patches!

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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby Skykat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:39 pm

I have a Dickie's work shirt that I use,

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This is the only picture I have of it right now... lol it's currently being washed.
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby stasz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:57 pm

I don't normally wear my patch shirt outside of trooping unless it's post-event, but I would keep in mind conduct becoming (or unbecoming) of a trooper when you're rocking Legion logos. I have a prominent Legion sticker on my vehicle, my membership is prevalent on my social media outlets, etc. You've definitely taken your first steps into a larger world :)

My advise is: as a member of the Legion, always be cognizant of the fact that you may be someone's first and/or only exposure to the 501st so always put your best foot forward.
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby Ripcode » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am

stasz wrote:My advise is: as a member of the Legion, always be cognizant of the fact that you may be someone's first and/or only exposure to the 501st so always put your best foot forward.


Agreed!

I also recommend the use of an iron to keep your shirts looking crisp and a lint roller to remove all pet hair (Katrina!)......! :mrgreen:
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby cydneyandsons » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:52 pm

Thanks all for your advice!
I bought a couple Dickies shirts in hopes of getting a good size- I think I am going to keep the shirt for events only but stick a couple patches on a jean jacket because I like to show off my membership :wink:

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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby Mr Fett » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:36 pm

cydneyandsons wrote:Thanks all for your advice!
I bought a couple Dickies shirts in hopes of getting a good size- I think I am going to keep the shirt for events only but stick a couple patches on a jean jacket because I like to show off my membership :wink:


Many of us do jackets and not patch shirts, too. Jackets keep you warm while showing off 501st pride. Both types allow us to geek out in public. :lol:

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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby Skykat » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:35 pm

Ripcode wrote:
stasz wrote:My advise is: as a member of the Legion, always be cognizant of the fact that you may be someone's first and/or only exposure to the 501st so always put your best foot forward.


Agreed!

I also recommend the use of an iron to keep your shirts looking crisp and a lint roller to remove all pet hair (Katrina!)......! :mrgreen:



My shirt is wrinkle free thank you.... as for the pet hair... um... yeah.... that's a lost cause....
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby Herbie » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:04 pm

I wear my patch shirt outside of events all the time. They keep me out of trouble because I have to behave while wearing it out and about. It is also a great conversation starter almost everywhere I go.

Matter-o-fact I am wearing it right now :thumbs:
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Re: Patch Shirts?

Postby Ripcode » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Skykat wrote:My shirt is wrinkle free thank you.... as for the pet hair... um... yeah.... that's a lost cause....


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