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Monte

Musician with the Delta Riggs

Do you have a love story in your wardrobe?

I have two love stories in my wardrobe. One, is the base player of the Hoodoo Gurus [Australian Band] and The Divinyls [other AWESOME Australian band-ED]  -- I told him he had a great shirt collection and he calls me and tells me to meet him at a café. I get there and he has this bag and I’m like “what is in there” … and he has this this crazy country vintage brand [shirt] from a US band I don’t know, and it has big yellow patches and roses embroidered around the back. I’ve never actually worn it because it is too hectic…. You’d have to wear it with white jeans. The other one is….. I have these Levi’s sample [shirt] that is all denim that has stars on the cuffs and collar. I have only one of two [of these shirts] in Australia….the other one is with Tim Rogers from You Am I [Australian band].

Question: What’s one tip you live by to extend the life of your clothes?

With my jeans… you are not meant to wash them, but sometimes they lose their shape, so I put them in the freezer for a day or two and they snap back into shape….. not good for the cold legs though!

Question: What’s your rule when buying clothes for yourself?

Generally when I buy things it has to be something unique…..something that I know not many people would have.... whether it is an old band shirt or an old vintagy thing… like an old chambray shirt!

Organically grown cotton has about half the climate change impact compared to conventionally produced cotton help make famers, and their communities, more resilient to the challenges of climate change
— Soil Association (2015)