If you miss out, do you move on? Or you make an effort?
I was born and raised in the city of Pines, Baguio City.
I was influenced by my favorite artist Pharell Williams and I started being hooked to streetwear when I was in high school.
From then on, I've became so interested in sneakers.
In addition, I have also been going to different thrift shops around my city to look for merch.
I moved to Dubai and stayed there for six years and continued visiting several thrift shops. Then I also got involved in different streetwear and sneaker groups and events.
I created my account on Instagram for selling different streetwear merchs which was originally created as ""Thrifty DXB"" and now is named as ""From the Crates.""
Most of my comrades in Dubai have seen my passion in streetwear and sneakers.
Being in the world of streetwear and sneakers also helped me develop camaraderie. I've met people who have the same interest as me and we get along in different events and occassions in Dubai.
Right now, I am currently back to my hometown where everything has all started.
I am currently teamed up with Pine 74 and Local Sneaker Dispensary and will be opening our own business here in Baguio City which is named Vol. 1 and is planned to be opened this coming April.
In case I missed out on a release, I will definitely move on.
But If I really like the pair I will find a way to buy it even if it's on re-sell.
On the other hand, I only buy the pairs that I would really like to wear.