Jacket, sleeveless, cloth, used by Rob Hirst, drummer for Midnight Oil, Australia, 1978-1981.
Sleeveless cotton jacket worn by Midnight Oil's drummer Rob Hirst. Dyed irregular light blue shade from original [khaki]. Sleeves have been cut off at the shoulders, the proper right featuring half a zipper sewn around the edge. Jacket is decorated with many patches in multicoloured material on pockets, arm holes and back. Loose threads and fraying all over. Pocket on right side has metal studs. Pocket on left features a zipper, and red and green horizontal overlocked strips of material. There is a dark blue patch under left pocket and a large patch on the back, proper right side. A section of mop, dyed blue is attached to the proper left epaullette. The jacket shows evidence of having been modified by the donor Rob Hirst ('bastardised' in his words).