This Vintage T-Shirt Dealer Sells to Kanye, Jerry Lorenzo and Migos

finding the shirts is a that’s like
Fight Club stuff not to be like a dick or anything it’s just I’ll say this that
every way that’s possible to find vintage t-shirts I’m doing that like
every way so many tens of thousands of so when I moved to New York
this was also 20-something years ago I thought I was gonna get a lot of work
but I I couldn’t get a single job I couldn’t give myself away and so one day
I was like well I guess I gotta sell some of my t-shirts that first day I set
up on the corner of Prince and Mercer I was set up for the whole day and no one
bought anything and then right when I was about to start giving up and was
about to start to pack up this one guy goes by and he’s like just this does a
double take and it’s like how much are these that one that one that one that
one and I was like I told him that’s 200 I was 300 I was this and he was like
great I’ll take all of them so Chris its back not heavy at all I
sprained my wrist right here doing laundry that’s how much laundry I was
doing yesterday I’ll say that there aren’t a whole lot of vintage dealers
that I respect what they do because they’re just saying it for money so
there’s the dealers that are in it for money and then the dealers that are in
it because they love it this was dead stock I did all the bleach stains on me
if it was my size it definitely 100% would not be here if you’re passionate
about something if you really care about something and you your actions are
consistent with that eventually people are gonna notice I think we’re done is
that it yeah great okay all the holes all of them on this
one I get a little over-enthusiastic about destroying the t’s and sometimes
they’re really destroyed so we need to repair these by my hand I would say
anywhere from like a week to a month it takes me to work on a single T this is
actually a fairly typical day rushing from one all right whoops this is not going this
pile is for Kanye like this on him is just gonna be ridiculous for one it’s
gonna fit him utterly incredibly like the size is gonna be so drapey and
effortless on him the color will be great on him and it says Keith Richards
without saying Keith Richards anywhere alright on that we have to go because I
am late until until the year and a half ago I’d never heard of fear of God or
Jerry Lorenzo I just wasn’t the world that I operated and I was just really
one-on-one with my clients it was through my selling to Kanye that I met
Jerry and he bought a bunch of t-shirts and then we just started talking about
this stuff and then he asked me to do a collection with him and that was the
Maxfield collection that’s good timing my store basically is
in my bag yeah and I make house calls I’m like a drug dealer but with vintage
t-shirts there’s this whole process that people people think it’s just like oh by
t-shirt at a thrift store for like a couple of bucks and then put it on a
rack like that’s maybe that’s what some dealers do that’s not it’s not what I do
oh the most expensive piece I ever sold was 17 grand a sweatshirt please I would
totally wear that if I didn’t have this anymore
I mean no no but yours is mine is cool my nice jealous yellow the same as mine
I don’t want it to sound like you know I care how it sounds
it’s like I it’s not just like the collections that I carry it’s also my my
clients just cuz this stuff means too much to me and I want to make sure it
actually goes for people who care about it one way another either like Benny who
really fucking cares about the music or someone who cares
maybe they don’t care about who’s on a t-shirt but they care about the fashion
of the way it looks on them so much – it’s like
both have me in my opening

63 Replies to “This Vintage T-Shirt Dealer Sells to Kanye, Jerry Lorenzo and Migos”

  1. All of these comments about him sitting on the shirts…… do you guys not realize that these are 20-60 year old t shirts that have been thrown around, passed along, worn to hell, etc.? Sitting on the bag is not going to affect them whatsoever

  2. One of the reasons he charges so much is cause he wants customers who actually really appreciate the shirts to buy them. And if they're willing to pay, then why now? That's a W in my eyes

  3. I have some vintage T-shirts from when I was a teenager that I will never get rid of and they are well worn in by myself because I probably wore a couple of the shirts once a week for who knows how many years. I’ve actually seen one of the shirts I own for sale For over $200. But I would never sell mine because of the memories I have with them. Also if you’re going to vintage markets and thrift stores in general you really shouldn’t be a douche bag and try to sell the shirts for hundreds of dollars. The only reason they are worth anything right now is because of fashion and I’m sure in a few years nobody’s going to give a fuck about these T-shirts except for the people who actually really love the bands that are on them. I would never wear a band T-shirt if I didn’t listen to them or know who they were. It’s just fucking ridiculous how many people just wear it for the fad.

  4. Passion is great but it's always about the bottom line. Let's be real. The revenue is the driving force behind the steering wheel.

  5. I would come up with a better way to transport all of that material. Like something with wheels. Or an employee

  6. yep people are paying 17,000 dollars for old ratty t shirts, just sitting here waiting for the covenant to glass this planet, aaany day now.

  7. This was really interesting, but he kept contradicting himself. I think for him, reality gets in the way of his ideals.

  8. Let's just be thankful he found a neutral activity to keep him busy. This is the type of dude that steals your dirty underwear outta the washer if you leave the laundromat unattended…

  9. So twenty yrs ago he sold 3-4 shirts at $200 in new york..??? Like wtf??? Its cool wats he's doin but i aint buying a vintage t shirt for no more then $10 ..

  10. no doubt i love vintage t's but paying 100's it not 1000's of dollars for a fuccing t shirt seems a bit hefty

  11. I wonder how he must feel when he's like so this pile of shirts Is for Kanye this pile is for Jerry this pile is for migos lmao ? that must be hella dope feeling too say that you know he's getting paid good money but I like how he's in it for the craft not the money much respect ??

  12. Heard a podcast of him back in 2017 on hypebeast radio like a whole 27 minute talk so beautiful he's still in the works. Plus he's so passionate about it.

  13. The Keith Richard Shirt for Kanye is the next best thing to ever happen …. Its like a shift in the matrix

  14. With some imagination and will power tou can do what ever you want. The day of retiring from a big corporation is almost extinct. Any one can start and run a profitable businesd. Congrats to and much success.

  15. I call these people and his customers fuck boys. Assholes works too. Dipshit perhaps? So many choices, hard to narrow it down to just one.

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