"There's a lot of people who don't listen to heavy metal who are making patch vests and stuff for different things," says Smith. "You see a lot of Forever 21 stores that are carrying vests that already have studs on them. It's just kind of funny how that's kind of bled into other things."
Madi Smith is a SLUG contributor and local heavy metal fan who has created and customized her own kutte, or “battle vest” which is a part of heavy metal and biker culture. SLUG asked her how she chose her patches, and how she has customized her vest to make it her own.
Special thanks to Salt City Builds, who hosted this month’s SLUG Style in their shop space.
Every month, SLUG Style features a distinct and unique member of the community and asks them why they do what they do. Exploring more than just clothing, SLUG Style is an attempt to feature the people who give Salt Lake City flavor through personality and panache.