“I throw away my clothes maybe every three months and just restart,” Guapdad 4000 says on Episode 2 of Vintage Shopping. And with that, he and host Jazzelle continue their run through Groupie, a store specializing in rare archival pieces in Los Angeles’ Westlake neighborhood.
Over the course of the episode, Guapdad reveals his influences, Japanese culture, his Filipino background (he wore a traditional “barong” shirt to his first Pyer Moss show), and music among them. And while there are “campy” elements to his style—you might remember the epic 10-foot silver-metallic durag he rocked on the 2020 Grammys red carpet, styled by Charles Ray—he doesn’t rely on them to “make” his look.
So how does Guapdad choose what to wear? And what will he add to his rotation? Watch the latest episode of Vintage Shopping, see what he copped, and check out some alternatives you can score for yourself.
Acne Studios Blå Konst 1996 Holographic Jeans - $300
These classic fit jeans from Acne Studios’ Fall/Winter 2019 collection feature a holographic foil treatment, and Guapdad describes them as “the Sisqos.” Blå Konst, Swedish for “Blue Art,” is the denim-centric sub line by Acne Studios that allows the brand to offer experiential pieces to its customers. This cotton denim novelty item is a standout in the jeans landscape, making it an instant statement piece. You can shop the Gucci metallic track pants as an alternative by hitting the link above.
Jil Sander Chunky Knit Sweater - $200
Jil Sander is known for its luxurious approach to minimalist fashion. Its “less is more” ethos is enough to stand on its own in the high-fashion space. The brand’s luxury knitwear consists of natural fabrics with silhouettes that fall similarly on both women and men. In this episode, Guapdad’s haul included a red chunky knit sweater from the Jil Sander Man Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The rich hue and the intricate detailing is enough to elevate any look. In the meantime, you can shop the vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Merino sweater as a similar option in the link above.
Hysteric Glamour Snake Denim - $500
Hysteric Glamour is a brand known for taking influences from the punk scene and Warhol-era screen-printing. The graphics-heavy brand was founded in Japan by Nobu Kitamura and uses “subversive” prints on its designs, reminiscent of early Vivienne Westoood pieces and shirts popularized by bands like the Sex Pistols. The Snake Print denim is a coveted piece from the 1980s and ’90s, but you may have luck with a vintage stockist, or scouring eBay, like our host, Jazelle mentions. Get your denim fix with the Kapital Kountry Snake Denim Baseball Hat in Indigo by shopping the link above.