Jackson creatives Phillip “DJ Young Venom” Rollins and Garrad “Silent G” Lee are stepping into the vintage clothing business.
“Good Problems” opened inside Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.) April 20.
The boutique will focus on the styles of the 1980s and 1990s that Rollins and Lee grew up wearing.
“We come from what we consider the golden age of hip-hop and streetwear fashion, the 90s,” Lee said. “Those styles, from Polo and Tommy Hilfiger to vintage music shirts from the era and retro sportswear designs, have come full circle back into style. We figured it was time for us to share our love of that culture and help people find the fits and looks that work for them.”
Good Problems will be a one-of-a-kind vintage shopping experience in Jackson.
“What makes Good Problems unique is the stuff we curate for the consumer,” Rollins said. “We lived through these eras specifically and we would break out shoes and shirts as part of our everyday wardrobe. Finding vintage apparel shouldn’t be a hassle and, with everything that we loved being trendy, it can make recommending outfits easy.”
“People are always coming up to both of us and asking about our sneakers, hats and shirts,” Lee added. “We don’t really do too much special, other than put some thought into the brands we wear and the aesthetic we’re going for.”
That lead to a revelation, Lee said: “People like to dress cool, but they hate to shop. As it turns out, both of us love to shop. So what if we went out and did all the shopping and brought what we like to the people? Maybe we could be archivists in a sense.”
Good Problems will begin its run inside of Offbeat, the comic book/record/alternative culture store owned by Rollins.
The goal is for the concept to be able to break out into its own space soon.
According to Rollins, “It’s something that’s been on my mind for about two years. Originally it was to be an extension of Offbeat but it has the potential to be its own thing.”
Good Problems will open on at Noon April 20 at 151 Wesley Avenue. Jackson synth-pop band Newscast will perform at 8 p.m.
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Offbeat’s hours are Wednesday/Thursday 12-6 p.m., Friday/Saturday 12-7 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.