Call it free speech, passive aggression or just simply DIY gone awry, the humble button, badge, pin is the latest favoured accessory to adorn. Like tattoos but without the commitment, the enamel pin and its siblings, the brooch and the badge, are the accessible, affordable and playful way to express your individual style and opinions.
Paired with the also-ubiquitous classic sweatshirt or denim jacket, how do you see yourself in this sartorial relationship?
You’re opinionated, judgemental and super knowledgeable. You have a lot on your mind and you’re not afraid of letting everyone know it but hey, you do have a point there, so tell me more…
The Vocalist: Can Pep Rey Oversized Sweatshirt £213, Naps Before Chaps Pin £7.50, Middle Finger Pin $10, Not You Pin £7.50, Depressed AF Pin $12, Erase You Pin $9, Hollyweird Pin $12, Troll Doll Trump Pin $10, Nasty Woman Pin $10
You’re championing all that happened yesteryear cos frankly the 00s just doesn’t cut it for you like the feel-good 80s or the mostly-melancholy 90s do. You miss cassette tapes, your blazer sleeves are rolled, you geeked out with the re-release of the Nokia 3310 because snake, and that’s OK!
The Nostalgist: Acne Studios Blå Konst Denim Jacket £320, Slide Me In Disk Pin $12, Date With Zack Pin $7.50, Convergence Badge $2.40, Golden Girls Blanche Pin $12, Trivial Pursuit Pin £6, Paper Origami Fortune Teller Pin £6, Synth Keyboard Pin £7.50
Wes Anderson is your hero, High Fidelity is your favourite film and you subscribe to Vice Magazine. You’re effortlessly clued in to the latest meme, hashtag and viral so naturally your badge game is on point too.
The Culturalist: Pull&Bear Hooded Sweatshirt £18, She’s My Rushmore Pin £8, RipNDip Falling For Nermal Pin $10, Drake Hotline Bling Pin £6.80, Fuck Jerry Pin $12, RipNDip Wart Pin $10, Invader Emoji Pin $12, Obey Andre The Giant Badge £7, Stranger Things Dustin Pin £6