Middleman Store

“Oscar Weekend” is the new lookbook from Middleman Store, shot in the heart of Hollywood. The moody atmosphere is informed by a seedy motel, but it’s not just your average editorial of rare garms. All the items seen below – vintage Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Maison Margiela, UNDERCOVER, Issey Miyake, and Dior Homme – will be dropping exclusively on Grailed tomorrow, April 27th.

Middleman Store is run by Kyle J.S. Muhlfriedel and Clif Shayne, two grail fanatics based between Los Angeles and Nashville. The two enjoy tracking down some of the rarest clothing in the world, with a penchant for archival pieces that are almost impossible to find in good condition.

“We source our items from anywhere we can get them,” says Clif. “Collectors, consignment stores, auction sites, etc. Our favorite experiences have been tracking down from older buyers who actually purchased items we think of as ‘archival’ in store, back in the day. For the most part, finding rare items is about keeping a killer knowledge of every brand and season, so when some poorly photographed eBay listing titled ‘rare old issey vest’ springs up, you immediately recognize what it is, even if the seller may not.”

Midldeman will also be expanding into its own independent web store the following day, with freshly seized rarities dropping every Friday.

Check out the lookbook above to see what’s dropping and if you find your grail, head to Grailed tomorrow to cop.

In other style news, Highsnobiety’s eight-way T-shirt collaboration just dropped; here’s how to cop.

Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor
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