They look incredible in grandpa’s clothes — which is why they’re some of this year’s South By Southwest Style Icons and two of the biggest stars hitting up the mtvU Woodie Awards (airing Sunday night on MTV).
But Macklemore and Ryan Lewis obviously have a lot more than thrift shop chic to share with the music fans who have flocked to Austin for this year’s SXSW, and they proved it when they stopped to talk to Hollywire’s Holly Briggs — err, Chelsea Briggs — at the Woodies about the inspiration for “Thrift Shop,” wolf hats, their SNL debut, and (duh) thrift shopping.
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Little known fact: these boys were actually involved in a Saturday Night Live skit that got cut from the broadcast. “It actually turned out good, because we weren’t really that funny,” they revealed.
So much for a career in comedy — but it seems like a career in music is going to turn out just fine.
Make sure to watch the mtvU Woodie Awards Sunday at 8 on MTV!