Over the years we have created thousands of custom patches for our troops. Being able to create custom military patches for the United States Army is truly an honor. We have such pride in our patches because we are aware that an American Hero will be wearing our custom emblems. It’s a surreal feeling knowing that our patches are going to be worn in combat. Every thread that is stitched, is done so with great respect and gratitude to our troops. When creating these custom military patches we always keep in mind the solider that will be wearing them and the uniform that the patches will be adhered to.
At Patches by The/Studio we don’t just want to produce patches but we want to truly understand their purpose. We decided to research the uniform of the United States Army, so we could visually see where the patches were placed on the soldier’s uniform. While researching we learned so much!
The proper name for the uniform is the Army Combat Uniform, also called (ACU). These uniforms are worn in combat. There is another version of this uniform, Flame-Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FRACU). These uniforms were first introduced in June, 2004. Before the Army Combat Uniforms were introduced, the army used other combat uniforms. The Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and the Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU). These uniforms were worn from the 1980s and 1990s, through the early 2000s. The Army Combat Uniforms look different than the uniforms worn previously. They have design changes and the camouflage design is noticeably different. The ACUS are made out of two different materials, 50% nylon and 50% cotton.
Below is a diagram from Wikipedia showing the ACU and exactly where the custom military patches are displayed:
We will forever be grateful to our military customers. Our promise to you is that we will always create the highest quality custom military patches at an affordable price. We will always create custom military patches with the deepest respect and gratitude. We salute, honor and thank you.