Military patches are worn on the shoulder of people in the military force to denote rank and occupation. However, replica patches are also sold for collection or to give style to regular clothing. Military embroidered patches collection is a fun hobby. People who especially get fascinated by army will find the hobby specifically fun. You can purchase the patches for different ranks from online vendors or from clothing stores.
Most of the military embroidered patches imitations are produced in Philippines, Japan and Taiwan. However, countries like China and Korea are producing cheap imitation of the American military embroidered patches. They are hand made and are made from leather, or cotton. They are attached to the clothes either by heat transfer, ironing or sewing.
History of the Military Patches
The earliest army patches were sown onto military clothing in the 1880s. They embroidered patches were manually sewn onto the clothes. They were pale in color since the army clothing was khaki and light in color. In 1957, the US army switched to the green uniform and the patches were changed to dark green. Other military patches included the those that were sewn by US servicemen in Vietnam, Thailand and Korea. These were made of silk and they had small panel like grooves.
Types of Military Patches
The general US army patches are round and have a black background with gold writing of the ‘United States Army’. The standard ones are worn by general servicemen. The US navy embroidered patches are round and have a white background with a gold writings. The Us Air force military embroidered patches have a white background with blue writings. The Marine Corp patches are red green and black and have the outline taking the shape of their emblem. The United States Coastal Guards military patches are round and have writings in black. They have a gold symbol around the patches. The United States Veteran custom iron on patches military patches are brown in color with an off white writing. The United States police embroidered patches have a shield shape and have a black background with a white writing similar to police badges.
Purchasing Military Patches
Military patches can be purchased from online vendors and from some clothing stores. The prices depend on the manufacturer, the level of detail and the materials used. Many of them are imported from far east nations. They have an adhesive surface at the bottom that enable you to iron the patch onto your clothes. You can also purchase them for sowing onto your clothes.
Making Your Own Military Patches
One can also make their own patches. You can get a piece of cotton material with the back ground color of the badge that you want. You may then cut off a round patch with a diameter of 2.5 inches. You can then stuck the name of the unit, the logo of the unit and the slogan of the unit.