Back in August of 2017, Patrick Matamoros sat down with HYPEBEAST Radio to talk about how he met Kanye West and the resurgence of old band merch. He also described what it was like collaborating with Jerry Lorenzo and Fear of God on a collection. Now, for our docu-series, the vintage T-shirt dealer takes us through one of his typical days.
When Matamoros first moved to New York City, he set up on the corner of Prince and Mercer streets, in the epicenter of Manhattan's SoHo district. He recalls nearly giving up after spending a whole day there not selling a single tee until a man purchased multiple pieces right as he began packing up. Fast forward and he's meeting with Chris Gibbs of Union and taking us on a house call with music producer Benny Blanco in Los Angeles. Take a look above at what it's like to be a full-time vintage tee dealer for the stars where "finding a shirt is like Fight Club" and stay tuned for our next installment soon. In case you missed it, our last video had Blondey McCoy talking about the pressures of being a pro skater, fashion icon and balancing his love for art and music.
this business is complete bullshit. These vintage rock t-shirts are found in local thrift stores literally everywhere. You can literally get a new shirt, wear it for 4 years and it will look the same after washing. Now these clowns want to source all of the T-shirts to hold a monopoly against people so they buy a $5 vintage t-shirt for $400 or more is beyond me.
This dude totally seems like that pretentious dude you let stay with you for the weekend then ends up staying for a month. The kind of guy who doesn’t catch the drift and will over stay his welcome ‘till you literally have to ask him to leave. Then he says it’s not about the money after fucking some poor bastard for $17,000 for a raggedy old sweat shirt. Get fucked you dichhead!!
You contradicted yourself at the end " it's important that the person really loves the band on the shirt there wearing or if they don't know the band but like the way it looks on them" meaning u don't give a fuck just pay me 17,000 for a t shirt. Be real!
"I dont do it for the money, I do it because its my passion" *sells first clothing ever at $200-$300 and sweatshirt for 17k*. Hes trying to stand out so much by doing what regular genuine people do to help pay their bills, go to a thrift store, pay $1 or $2 on a shirt and resell it at most $20. I would never buy from this man.
*I'm so mad at myself for constantly getting rid of clothes... I know I had some gold in there somewhere! I also wish I had something I cared about as much as Jerry does his t-shirts! What a great job he's created!*
That just shows you how fucking stupid entertainers are. They buy fucked up tshirts for hundreds instead of a nice cocaine white t. They think people are like..."wow I gotta have that fucked up shirt, that's too great"
This guy is making money off of idiots. To be perfectly honest his clients consist of very wealthy people who would pay stupid amounts for a regular t shirt. This is smart on his part but I cant respect a guy who is gonna charge absurd amounts of money for just t shirts.
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At the very first intersection, to the right is a room. A chest in that room contains the candelabrum needed to solve quest 3.
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The next room and then north leads to where Angela is trapped. She will join your party automatically and you can return her to town to solve quest 6.
Further west and then back east, and then to the end of the passage is a teleporter that returns you to the room south of where you found Angela.
If you instead go further west is the lair of some cobras. You can find several cobra eggs scattered around this room.
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