You may well have found the perfect leather bomber, denim jacket or backpack, but there’s something missing – that certain element to really make you stand out from the rest of the rabble. An easy way to show your individualism and your allegiance to all things awesome is with patches. But with bands, artists and brands all offering a ton of dope designs, it’s often difficult to select what to cop and what to drop – until now.

Step forward @patchgame, an Instagram account run by New Zealand’s Padraig Simpson, who handily curates the best patches available and links through to their creators. We reached out to Padraig for a quick chat regarding where his love of patches started and his top five designers winning the patch game right now.