The vintage Battle Jacket, or Kutte is a type of vest that originated with bikers but has also found popularity in the metal and punk subcultures. The word “kutte” is taken from the German term Kutte; this references both the cut-off sleeves as well as, tongue-in-cheek, a long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns. Metal fans disarmed their jean jacket and customized it with various sized band patches, studs, chains, ink and pins. Metal heads primarily preferred patches. Punks leather jackets & studs.
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