Elbow patches bring to mind professors and moors and corduroy. I think I like all of those things. (I’ve never been to a moor.)
Why don’t more items of clothing have elbow patches? I love how utilitarian they are. I’m the sort of person that tends to wear out elbows and knees, so elbow patches just make sense.
Shirt, LRFL Lauren Jeans Co (thrifted). Skirt, Forever 21 (consignment). Boots, Vince Camuto (consignment). Hat, Free Press. Belt, Hadley Pollet (consignment). Bag, thrifted.
More elbow and knee patches: