Frank Ocean, A rare breed of artist that doesn’t seem to care about conforming to anyone’s status or liking to be popular amongst the masses. It’s even rarer that you find an artist that waits a couple of years to develop decent music and not try to keep up with the spiraling trend of pumping out albums like tweets on your Twitter feed. Frank has been in the cut and we’re too excited to see him come with not one but TWO new projects! “Endless” and “Blonde” (Which we’re all still confused about but it’s Frank so who care!) are two beautiful bodies of work from Frank that everyone has been raving about. They say ‘Endless’ is a prelude to Blonde. Whatever floats your boats Frank, we appreciate it. He even gave us a tad bit more than usual with ‘Endless’ with a 45-min visual album. Now if you’ve been keeping up with Frank, you already know this, but what you didn’t know is how rare the clothes are in the visual album are. If you’re a vintage clothes junky or thrift store pro-shopper, then you’re about to SCREAM at us!
Rita Zebdi, the video stylist gives us the rundown on just how rare the clothes Frank is wearing in the visuals.
The first piece of rare clothing is the vintage Playboy sweater. Sold in the 1960’s, the sweater is no longer manufactured or seen on nude Playboy bunnies, but not too expensive. If you can find it eBay it might cost you about $20-$25. Not too shabby right. Where Rita dug this up from or why she dug it up beats us. Honestly, we don’t care, though, it’s awesome and gives us great ideas for the upcoming sweater weather.
The second piece is a Jesus and the Mary Chain vintage tee. Jesus and the Mary Chain is an old school band that you probably won’t google after reading this. Just know they mad rad tour t-shirts that can see in Frank’s visuals. This tee probably can’t be found on eBay or Amazon. This is one of those pieces that you’ll need to do some real research on and plan a road trip for. Don’t forget your snacks!
Rare nowadays, yet making a comeback is the third piece by Kappa Athletic Jersey. It’s an Italian label’s is making a return thanks to Gosha Rubchinkskiy and them raving over it! Frank caught this wave early and we predict you will be doing the same soon. If you want to be ahead of the curve, go to asos.com and purchase some Kappa right now for about $20 something odd dollars.
For now, we’re done geeking out about Frank’s awesome vintage clothing! If want to know more or see more rare clothing, check out GQ.com! As always, stay dapper everyone!