Pharrell has always been a guy who puts his stamp of approval on something long before it’s actually a trend. For example, he’s been rocking patched-up jackets, jeans, and bags for years, and now they’re suddenly everywhere. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele helped fan the flames for sure—his patched denim has been embraced by every big-name rapper and musician in the game—but we think PW deserves a little credit too.
Here’s a look at what’s on shelves right now. While the pricier designer pieces we’re about to show you will break in like a dream, if you don’t have the cash, you can always go the DIY route. Patches are easy to apply (you can even ask a tailor to help you), and they cost next to nothing.
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