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

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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.
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Victor Muñoz (12 hours ago)
when rappers dress like skaters. the holes in our shirts were from that 6 stair we tried to heel flip a thousand times
Jimmy Pockets (1 day ago)
It’s all about knowing people . Plug walk. Mufuka!
KING DAVID (2 days ago)
The whole world Is a hustle, as long as it looks nice and seems real, then you got the simple minded who will buy it up for thousands. Everyone getting finessed out there money
Sepehr (3 days ago)
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.
Ana Hillianna Marabe (5 days ago)
This guy literally hustless #respect 🙌🏼
Urban Nomad (6 days ago)
Let him get his hustle on. Wtf
DM23 Music (6 days ago)
Does nobody in the comment section understand what Deadstock, vintage, or value behind the artist name is? Quality over Quantity, Value over price.
DM23 Music (6 days ago)
I love how this guys thinks
E Villanueva (8 days ago)
Great more grown ass men dressed like 12 year olds.
SmokeThatSkinWagon (9 days ago)
This is so strange... why even bother to wash those things when he's just gonna shove them into a duffel bag. More so, they look like fucking rags... wtf is this?
cvt cvt (9 days ago)
This is called stupid money. Having so much u can act stupid and still not go broke.
A A (12 days ago)
gayyy
Chicago Area Racing (12 days ago)
"People think I go to thrift stores and resell online...but that's not what I do." Bruh we literally just watched you do that...
Fay M (12 days ago)
I’m sick of this “style”. In it for the money? Dude you live in a nice apartment and drive an Audi. S a D. They aren’t even your designs.
Citizenshane81 (12 days ago)
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!!
Citizenshane81 (12 days ago)
Those are some dope shirts
SteveN M. Geeez (13 days ago)
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!
CazMatazz (15 days ago)
This is the culmination of our generation's susceptibility to nostalgia. Doesn't get more retarded than this.
Sleeps with no Pillow (15 days ago)
Dudes not fucking about the way he approached that hanger at the start
Moniquei Varela (15 days ago)
Such an incredible story !💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
laura d (15 days ago)
"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.
Red Jhon (17 days ago)
Retard people
Adhy Nugroho (17 days ago)
Dude drives an Audi selling t-shirts. He works miracles.
P. Belle (18 days ago)
I love this guy. He works hard and is passionate about what he's doing.
SJ Gee (18 days ago)
I've sold vintage band t's to this guy at the Rose Bowl, as well as referred other dealers to him. He's a pretty nice guy.
north shore (20 days ago)
I worked with a guy who did this. He would go to Goodwill and turn around and sell them on ebay..
J C (20 days ago)
Dude you’re not an artist or a designer. All you do is get paid to thrift shop and rehab/distress old t shirts. Nothing special anyone with a sewing kit can do what you do
J C (20 days ago)
Wtf 17k for a vintage sweatshirt? Grail pieces from early 2000’s raf simons collections don’t even go for that much.
Omg! All I care about is the Frenchie’s underbite
Huna (27 days ago)
“Everyway that’s possible to find vintage tshirts, I’m doing it” just runs up and rips it off some guys back
Jedi Skillz (27 days ago)
Totally fake, he does not have a car, he takes uber, he does not have a luggage for the t shirts he arrives with a trash bag, and he sell at 17000 this rubbish t shirts? Cmon man =D
Britt Brat (27 days ago)
*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!*
MR. Marz (27 days ago)
Dedication and Work Ethic.... Amazing!!! But, even if I was rich, I could go to goodwill myself and BALL out. Lol
dragomxsoldier (28 days ago)
Pop culture showing how stupid it is
john daniels (29 days ago)
Kook!
Dollaz Visualz (29 days ago)
😎
M Alp Karaca (1 month ago)
he found another stuff to sell to people with extreme disposable incomes. good idea, good salesman = "success"
Inferno (1 month ago)
nice ride for t shirts XD
Natali S (1 month ago)
WHAT BENNY BLANCO!!! That awesome
Junior Sanchez (1 month ago)
Cool rags for sale 😂
Josh Johnson (1 month ago)
How would you even begin to get in contact with kanye to do business on a sweatshirt for 17k?
Lorenzo Arce (1 month ago)
His last name a whole full name
william klaproth (1 month ago)
I just quit my job
Mahtab P (1 month ago)
Am I the only one who sees a homeless looking guy selling used tshirts for ridiculous crack prices?
Kelvin Cerezo (1 month ago)
“No it’s not, it’s the same as mine” 😂
Joe Rodriguez (1 month ago)
Is this Cali who was involved in the murder of Kurt Cobain?
Bashir Farah (1 month ago)
Guys the coolest thing about him were his vintage nike black sneakers...anyone know the model ?
eXBall211 (1 month ago)
This guy is a winner and all you broke fools are haters.
L M (1 month ago)
Look at me just dragging around my bag LOOK AT ME
L M (1 month ago)
Kudos to him but no just no .
Nincompoops (1 month ago)
Don't waste your time caring if other people care, sell to whomever buys it, because more than likely they share the same opinion as you.
jswanza (1 month ago)
Always wondered how Kanye managed to spend so much money on fashion and still look like shit. Question answered!
KevInKobe (1 month ago)
To be fair, fixing up those shirts takes a lot of effort.
that408guy (1 month ago)
Not in it for the money...2 minutes later... I sold a 17k sweatshirt
Oskar Koponen (1 month ago)
Why does he destroys his t shirts??
DeeDee Quagmire (1 month ago)
This Sucks
Robb holmes (1 month ago)
America is a weirdo phase right now lol
The Project Diamond (1 month ago)
This is actually incredible...
John Chriss (1 month ago)
That Sade hat is sick!
TheChupacabra (1 month ago)
Not in it for the money btw.
PineAppleCry (1 month ago)
All these comments are either about how he's a moron or the people buying the shirts are
Carnaval Studios (1 month ago)
Hey Guys i created this vintage shirt design on amazon, what do you think about it? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1BM2MY
Saif Al'khaliq (1 month ago)
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"
Vintage Town (1 month ago)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/VinageTown1980#items
Shamir Al Nino (1 month ago)
Why am i thinking he looks like shia la bouf
Alfredo Castro (1 month ago)
lil dicky
john lewis (1 month ago)
0:56 This is how not to hang T's, no wonder all the collars are stretched out. I sell vintage items for a living and this dude is definitely in it for the money, we all are.
Huna (1 month ago)
Dude if I was him If I could sell shirts for hundreds I would so props to him for making it happen 👍
zamp6969 (1 month ago)
Man shit ain’t even Pro Club haha
jesse selinger (1 month ago)
A lot of broke ass haters in the comment section.
Will Hooy (1 month ago)
what a pretentious cunt
Erik Ruiz Felix (1 month ago)
Bunch of haters in the comment section bum ass niggas he’s hustling
Shahrom Kamarulzaman (1 month ago)
What a fuckin ripped off douche
Chelsea Lauren (1 month ago)
Damn i would kill mofos for that No Doubt tshirt 😢
Melchi Zedeq (1 month ago)
Hey Jerry Just letting ya know...the 17k shirts is holding good Thanks!
Angel Rangel (1 month ago)
Flea markets... can buy them for a dollar and go sell them for thousands ...
Jeff Joy (1 month ago)
Open a shop ffs!
Mauricio Hasson (1 month ago)
Americans are getting dumber by the minute. All these assholes with tons of money spending it on dumb shit like this makes me sick
Jonna Segarino (1 month ago)
Please buy a luggage. Easier to carry around.
Juan Bautista (1 month ago)
I got sum vintage underwear...who wants to buy.I literally put the pee and shit stains myself
Just Matt (1 month ago)
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.
Hector Garza (1 month ago)
BS
Eduardo Arr (1 month ago)
I really like the idea of this
Calistar Official (1 month ago)
Ugly ass gear
Dee Bo (1 month ago)
Wow people are crazy
ROBLOW (1 month ago)
I’m just mad I can’t finesse people this well. This dude can spray paint dog shit and call it caviar.
Lilitu (1 month ago)
'its gonna fit him effortlessly, it'll be so drapey' that's called oversized stop making it seem special lmao
Lilitu (1 month ago)
Just get hooked on heroin and ruin your clothes the normal way.
Greg Ryans (1 month ago)
Why is this a thing?
Daniso Mwela (1 month ago)
Why can't he but bags with wheels?
Farha Lagoyo (1 month ago)
Oh, so you were the culprit why Kanye has holes in his shirt. I saw a pic on one of his insta where there's holes in his shirt and the comments were hilarious 😂
Ima gorilla (1 month ago)
Yo kanye Ill sell a brand new sweatshirt with the tags. for 10 grand holla atcha booooy!
Rick's Giggle (1 month ago)
Based on the thumbnail, I thought it Shia LeBeouf selling shirts. Lol😂😂😂😂😂
vladimir ikic (1 month ago)
You say every way. I have no idea what youre talking about
Sporty Forty (1 month ago)
I Have a Feeling this guys a Liberal 😹
True Journey (1 month ago)
The world is a wierd place
Ja Ja (1 month ago)
What is a vintage t shirt ? Please tell
Kyoma Ryo (1 month ago)
They took tomppas music and didn't even mention it
OheyitsMikey (1 month ago)
So basically this mf thrifts and resells for hundreds more for a little tear?
Hell Bent (1 month ago)
Dam I’d like to show and sell him my collection lol

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