“Vintage” is a word often used for those who love the past or at least experience it even for a bit. It ranges from sneakers, toys, wine and yes, even streetwear. Blame it on today’s resurgence of retro clothing or vinyl, the curiosity is getting wilder and wilder! What used to be frowned upon as “old” or “trash worthy” is fast replacing the new versions as more desirable ones. That can be the situation or you can always replicate the vibe!
In this case, the vintage look that this brand is banking on is inspired by gaudy rap album aesthetics that Master P and No Limit Records created. You know, the cheesy collage types of designs that used to sell rap albums? Well, it has become a trend and everyone is jumping in. Not necessarily a new thing but a resurgence, who can blame those just getting into it?
Entering the arena to feed your desire for vintage aesthetics is Vintage Vibe: banking more on the aesthetic side of things and saving you from the hassles of searching for that super rare vintage shirt from the thrift store, they have been the talk of the town for months now.
Blame it on pure pop culture nostalgia, but they are definitely riding the wave and are making a major killing in doing so! We recently chopped it up with the owner Ferdinand, giving us the lowdown on how the brand came about and more!
How did your brand start out? Can you give us a rundown on how you began?
Nag start talaga sya sa Teepublic. Online store sya ng mga independent artist. Sa States sya talaga. Okay din naman sales dun. Then mga October, nakakita kami ng print shop na may direct to garment naisipan namin ng wife ko na mag sell ulit sa marketplace lang muna.
Mga una naming customers mga friends lang dito samin. Hanggang sa may mga nakilala na din na inintroduce kami sa mga instagram influencers tapos sir Jeffrey Tam of Chinese Mafia helped us din. Tapos ayun nadagdagan nadin mga orders every batch.
In your opinion, why is it that vintage themed shirts are such a hit nowadays?
Ang ganda kasi ng pag kaka gawa sa mga vintage bootleg shirt. Specially ung mga NASCAR shirts. Tsaka siguro nakikita nadin madalas na ganun mga suot ng mga popular celebs ngayon. Iba impact lalo pag sila Travis Scott at Kanye West na nagsuot.
Among your releases give us your top 5 best sellers?
Our top 5 medyo unexpected kasi kala namin baka di mapapansin. May friend kami na nag pagawa ng Willie Revillame na bootleg shirt. Ayun nung na post na namin naging hit!
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Do you think vintage themed shirts is gonna be around for a long time?
I think so? I hope so. Hehehe pero tingin ko kasi timeless sya e. May mga tao din kasi na nagpapacustomize ng designs nila.
Can you share with us some trivia about your brand?
Dati may clothing line na kami, yung 10thst clothing. More on sneaker culture yung mga designs namin dun. Nag stop sya kasi naging busy na kami nung friend ko. Balak ko sana ibalik yung brand pero my wife and i realized na mas in ang bootleg vintage inspired na shirt. Tapos ayun masasabi naman namin na nag click sya. Our brand motto is “aim high Pasay!”
How does your design process go? Do you accept suggestions and requests?
When it comes to designs, open ako for suggestions and request. Kasi as a Graphic Artist iba ung mga nakasanayang kong gawin. Kaya pag mga KPop nag ask din ako ng suggestions sa mga pamangkin ko alam nila ung mga in sa fans e.
Yung wife ko naman taga tingin ko kung okay ba ‘to? pantay ba to? Bago ko i-release kailangan may go signal nya muna. Sa request haba na nga ng pila samin hehehe. Sana matapos ko.
Your message to This Is Hype readers?
To all the TIH readers out there! Sundin nyo lang ang gusto nyo! Suotin nyo lang yung talagang sa tingin nyo magpapasaya sa inyo! Huwag niyo isipin ang sasabihin ng ibang tao! Be unique in your own way! Follow us na din hehehe. Open kami sa lahat ng request nyo.
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