Words by Matt Huxley

In Brisbane there’s really only so much grunge you can pull off without being considered a knob. However I feel as though there’s a time and place for everyone to get their Brooklyn hoodrat on.

For me this was a bus shelter in Moorooka. The stuff I do for Infirm of Purpose. It’s cray.

For me, wearable grunge is about taking a few “hood” elements and combining them to create something that’s a bit edgy and yet wearable. Let’s not go all out and shove on a beanie and eyeliner just yet. That’s for the big apple.

To achieve this I used a sweater from Factorie that I got on sale for $10. Who said this look had to be all Rick Owens? I’m also using these skinnies from Cotton On and a flanno from them as well. These are also my rattiest, dirtiest cons as well. Because I don’t have boots.

So go on, go out and get your own hoodrat on, in whatever interpretation that may be.

This look was of course shot by the amazingly talented Ant Cox. Go check him out here. And follow him on Instagram @paintedrust.

Naturally you also need to go check me out on Facebook here and Instagram @infirmofpurpose.

Sweater – Factorie | Jeans – Cotton On | Flannel Shirt – Cotton On (similar)| Shoes – Converse









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