If you own a motorcycle, it is imperative that you wear a leather vest to protect you against rocks, bugs, and debris. If you wish to make your vest more aesthetically appealing, you should get some patches. You can wear biker patches on your vest to introduce yourself and show which organizations you are affiliated with.
Then again, see to it that your biker patches are worn properly. Each type of biker patch has a specific way on how to wear it. If you have just started riding a motorcycle and wearing patches, see to it that you know about the rules on how to wear patches. It can be pretty embarrassing to wear your patch the wrong way, especially in the presence of long-time motorcycle riders.
If you are part of a motorcycle organization or club, you can wear a patch that has your organization or club logo and name on it. You have to place this patch at the center of the back of your vest. Make sure that it sits just below your shoulder blades. If your motorcycle organization or club gives out small biker patches every year, you should arrange them close to your affiliation patch.
Patches like these usually state how long you have been affiliated with the motorcycle organization or club. They are typically rectangle in shape and contain the year they were given out. If you want to be part of the motorcycle organization or club for a long period of time, see to it that you have lots of room on your vest so you can continue to add more patches. People will know that you have been part of the organization or club for a long time if you have numerous patches on your vest.
If you want your nickname or name to be made into a patch, you may do that as well. Custom biker patches are very popular nowadays. You can wear your nickname or name patch on the left side of your leather vest. Place it just right above your heart so other bikers will be able to see your nickname or name patch immediately. In case you hold an office in your motorcycle organization or club, you can place your organization or club patch beneath your nickname or name patch.
Most motorcycle organizations and clubs also offer memorial patches in honor of their deceased members. While there is no single proper way to wear these patches, you should still be careful on how you wear them. Ideally, you should wear your memorial patch on the bottom part of your vest. If you need to add another one, you should place that at the bottom part of your vest as well.
Nonetheless, you may also scatter your memorial patches all over your leather vest if you want.
If you have traveled to a lot of places, you should get travel or event patches. These biker patches can certainly make your leather vest lively and colorful. In every motorcycle event, you will see vendors that sell these kinds of patches. Many event organizers actually have their own customized event patches that advertise their events. So by wearing these patches on your leather vest, you also get to advertise the events.
However, just like memorial patches, there is no single proper way to wear event patches. Hence, you can wear them whichever way you like. You can place them anywhere on your leather vest. If you want your patch sewn on your vest, you can have it sewn right there and then at the event. Most motorcycle event patch vendors offer to sew patches for their customers.