Wolfie on his discovery of music and thrift shopping.

Wolfie on his discovery of music and thrift shopping.

Baltimore City, MD born and raised, Wolfgang Albrecht is on a mission to be known worldwide for fashion and music. His style derives from city streets, dark colors, luxury brands, and custom made thrift clothing he designed. Music on the other hand is a natural talent that came to him at an early age with the help of his own creativity and childhood friends Abhi//Dijon. As Wolfgang aged, his music blended Baltimore City's drug culture, the struggle to attain fame, and life as the underdog to create the music artist persona — Wolfie.

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Jonathan Mckinnon: What are your favorite fashion brands?

Wolfie: I'm broke as hell, but I often try to wear Chanel (the older the better) and Louis Vuitton (they have amazing designs and patterns).

How do you infuse fashion into your music?

Well I'm colorblind, so I wear a lot of dark colors. Dark colors go hand in hand with my music because it represents rage, conflict, drugs, and more. My image of being dark with sometimes good intentions comes from my color palette and clothing selection. As I said before, I like both Chanel and Louie so I'll buy dark clothing from the designers and mix it with thrift. Yeah, my designer shirt is worth $300-$800, but my jeans were thrifted for $10 from Goodwill and my sneakers were consignment bought. I tend to alter the thrift clothing I purchase by making rips, cutting holes, painting new colors or adding an assortment of fabric materials. I like to blend high fashion and grunge styles at all times.

Do you have any fashion advice for thrift and consignment shoppers?

Yeah, always go for denim if you can, it'll last longer.

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What draws you to music?

Abhi//Dijon helped me craft my concept of music when we were growing up. In the 6th grade, my cousin John-Michael and Abhi//Dijon would pirate copies of FL Studio. They would mess around with FL Studio for a little, but it was love at first site when I came in contact with the software. I created beats for hours while they played video games, and I did make them listen to my creations no matter the sound. I grew up around a lot Country, Rock and Hip-Hop music, but gravitated toward Hip-Hop because of it's popularity and ability to bring a music artist out of poverty. Hip-Hop was played in school and at parties, so it was only right for me to add my music to the genre. I soon came to understand, was that writing lyrics or producing a beat is a way of using music as a canvas to express yourself without having to speak.

An explorer of men's fashion with inquisitive eyes, born and raised in Lakeview, Long Island. My inspiration comes from nature, city streets and the world wide web. Catch me in a local thrift or consignment store near you.

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