I don't know what I'm gonna do yet, but I'm a bit of two minds. On the one hand, I can go the traditional band/slogan/blue collar patch route, which might fit the jacket pretty well, but not fit my personality.
The other thing I was thinking, the wind cuts through this. I could attempt to open up the lining, insert cotton batting, and sew it back up. If I go that route though, I'll probably need to literally quilt the jacket to hold the batting in place. If I go that route, I could add patterned fabric to it and make a pseudo patchwork jacket. The problem with that is, especially with the pockets, that doesn't fit the cut/personality of the jacket.
That said, I know there are options out there and this is the first time I'm trying to look at this thing without hating it and hoping to save it, so I should take my time and plan something out.
You got any inspiration?