five questions with brian procell

The Indiana Jones of clothes…

by Josh Madden

We were introduced to Brian Procell back in the summer of 2006 when a rapper pal of ours was meeting up with him to score some vintage Gucci and right away we became good homies. You hear of people that are behind the scenes types and you never expect them to be as approachable and friendly as Procell is, he's a real good natured character. The collector is a serious historian when it comes to everything from iconic brands like North Face and Sierra Design to rare womenswear from Hermes and DKNY. Not only is this guy one of the foremost in extemporaneous apparel knowledge but he's the guy brands call when they need inspiration and reference pieces for new collections. He's dressed Riri and Miguel and a bunch of other people he's too modest to name. We stopped by his new vintage spot, simply named Procell, located at 5 Delancey street and asked our Five Questions. A must-see when you're in NYC, you've gotta stop by and kick it with him when you have a free moment, it's like the raddest museum of everything we had, or wanted, growing up.

What was your favorite cartoon/TV show as a kid?All of the MARVEL/DC comics animated series X-men, Batman, Spiderman, Superman, etc.

What was your favorite cereal?Frosted mini wheats.

What was the first record you bought?Dr. Dre The Chronic

What was the first live show/concert you went to?Rancid and NOFX

What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in High School?A mix of Keith Haring exhibition posters I bought at the Pop Shop and skateboarding ads I would rip out of Big Brother Magazine.