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Perhaps one thought the other was too optimistic or angry (This certainly doesn't apply to all punks or hippies), but they both had similar ideals in many instances, like anti-war, anti-establishment, and pro-environmentalism. There's also a bit of a decade difference; it was early punks with hold-out hippies, if anything.
There are many stores that sell regular jean jackets (and nowadays they are slimmer and lighter). You can buy one of those from a thrift store or a place like that (where it's cheap), and you can unstitch the sleeves using a small blade or small scissors. That's what I did with mine, and it works perfectly as a vest. It may take a day or two (depending on schedule), but it's worth it. Some people just rip sleeves off, too, but I have never been able to do that...
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