This Vintage T-Shirt Dealer Puts Clothes on the Backs of Kanye, Jerry Lorenzo and Others

How Patrick Matamoros went from the corners of New York City to the hills of Hollywood.

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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 check out his label Saint Luis. 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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