Pusha T is purging his closet in preparation for his upcoming album, and has some coveted pieces available for purchase. The Grammy-nominated rapper released his third closet sale collection today (Oct. 21) on luxury menswear marketplace, Grailed.
“There are [items] that I really love,” he says. “When you curate these Grailed [releases] you have to show your taste and put it together really well.”
Among the items that will be available for fashion aficionados are Pusha’s Gucci Resort 2019 Chateau Marmont Crewneck, Human Made Memorial Jacket, Adidas x Raf Simmons Ozweego 2 “Night Marines” sneakers, Prada Flame Fall/Winter 2019 Mohair Knit Sweater, and Fall/Winter 2019 Double Match Shirt, Noah Provence Cashball Puffer Jacket and other items from Dior, Off White, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga collector’s items.
The hardest item for Pusha to part ways with? His favorite peacoat, a rare Chanel piece. “I was like, man, am I really [selling] this right now? Like, literally asking myself,” he said. “It’s expensive so you tell yourself, ‘I’m gonna keep this piece forever! It’s classic, it’s Chanel, these coats never go out of style,’ You full-on lie to yourself,” he jokes.
The timing of the sale is perfect, says Pusha, as he is preparing for his upcoming album and is in need of a closet reset. “I always have like a huge closet purge, usually yearly and definitely definitely going into an album cycle,” he says. “It’s like, ‘Okay. What’s the look?’ And I have to like clear out my closet to be able to see where I’m going from here.”
The project is currently in the mixing stages and feature verses are still being finalized but Pusha plans to release some music this year, he tells Billboard. “I want to give fans an offering of not only great music but something merch-wise, hard copy, vinyl, everything.”
Production on the upcoming album was handled by the Virginia rapper’s longtime collaborators, The Neptunes and Kanye West, and while his work has been extensive with both parties, Pusha says Pharrell was quite the critic when he first approached him with new music, before starting the album. “I was playing some raps for [Pharrell] in Miami and he was like ‘It’s cool, it’s good, but I think you’re gonna get mixed up with other people, and people thinking you’re all rapping over the same instrumental,’ and I was like ‘You disrespectful jerk, you serious?’ and he said ‘Nah man, you’re always gonna say the greatest things but you want to be different? We’ve got to make compositions.'”
The album follows Pusha’s widely acclaimed Daytona, which released in May 2018. “I think I’ve topped Daytona for sure,” he says. “One-thousand percent.”