“My style is very op-shop related; it’s about second-hand and hand-me-down stuff. Just hit a thrift shop and mix and match. For me, that means a ’90s dad tee and some ripped jeans.”
Rock ’n’ roll alterations
“I’m always over-wearing clothes, to the point where they’re falling apart. But I also hate getting rid of them because they’re comfy. And I spend all my money on my home studio. I’m about keeping it real too, so if I have to fix any holes — I can’t sew — I say, use some duct tape and own the look.”
“I love a pop of color — you have to have at least one thing that is really vibrant, then you can get away with wearing plainer colors — and it distracts people from the duct tape!”
“Odd shoes, because why do we have to wear footwear of the same shade? My style for a while now has been different-colored Vans. I’m always thinking left of center and I encourage it.”
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G Flip’s go-to places for vintage gems
- Salvos. Run by the Salvation Army charity, this is G Flip’s top stop on the thrift shopping trail. Find donations that span from the ’60s to the early ’00s. salvos.org.au
- Vinnies. Australians love shortening a name, so the St Vincent de Paul Society charity goes by Vinnies. And they stock a selection similar to that of Salvos. vinnies.org.au
- Savers. An international thrift-store chain, with a mega outlet in Brunswick, Savers is the place for handpicked, affordable and high-quality clothing. savers.com.au
G Flip is based in Melbourne and is set to tour with Laneway Festival in Australia in 2019.
This article first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Smile magazine.