The past is back to haunt us yet again — this time in the form of patches. The trend recently popped up in runway shoes abroad and quickly caught on, as all things cute and crafty do. It looks like it’s here to stay, but don’t ride the basic bandwagon — think before you patch.
Patches began as something to literally patch over a damaged part of a garment, and then became a significant form of decoration and identification in the military. Back in the day — before the industrial revolution — these babies had to be handmade, making them special and one-of-a-kind. Today, patches are made with the help of machines and computers (no, not Skynet). They can be found in all shapes and sizes, but most commonly in an endless array of generic hearts and clovers and the “100” emoji. If you’re itching to get patchy with the extra personality, save yourself the trip to Divisoria and cozy up to these patch-makers instead.