• “Looking punk” is best achieved using ordinary things around the house.

  • The “symbol” of punk rock is a saftey pin (worn through ears, lips, nose or on clothing.)

  • A very important theatric of the punk look is asymmetry.

  • So while punk rock is probably the start of a musical revolution, and certainly the beginning of a clothing revolution, both can be staged in theatrics, hostilely pogoing, or simply being understated in conceptual chic.

  • Buy approximately 27 inches of heavy gauge chain from the hardware store, join ends with a tiny metal lock, to make a necklace.

  • A pair of punk suspenders can be made from regular cord, also, or from parachute straps found at a surplus store. Canvas luggage straps, or oversized toy plastic chains work too.

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