Sean Wotherspoon is know around the world as a renowned vintage curator, sneaker designer, founder of Round Two Vintage, and now co-founder of MNTGE. Launched back in December with co-founders Nick Adler and Brennan Russo, MNTGE aims to bring some of the world’s rarest vintage finds to a wider audience in digital format. While many of these vintage pieces are owned by top tier of collectors and hidden away in archives, MNTGE is recreating them in a way that showcases their beauty and history to those who may otherwise be unable to own, wear or experience them. With Sean’s deep emotional connection to vintage clothing and his ongoing sneaker obsession, he plans to apply everything he’s learned to bring the concept of vintage into the digital space.

MNTGE’s approach is an excellent example of how digital technology can be used to enhance our experiences with physical products, blurring the lines between the two and opening up new possibilities for how we consume and interact with fashion in the future.

Today marks the first launch of MNTGE’s first physical product range, Fruits & Veggies: a limited-edition collection of custom tech-enabled vintage denim and graphic tees. This will be the first-ever drop that will live on the new site platform. 

“The MNTGE Market launch is just one of the vehicles we’re deploying to connect the dots between our physical everyday and blockchain,” said Sean Wotherspoon. “For our first product drop, I hand-picked Levi’s vintage denim because they’re classic and have so much history and heritage — these pairs, in particular, because they have more wear and a deeper personality and characteristics you can see in their wear, natural distressing, fade, and fit. I also love fruits and veggies, so I put some of my favorites on the pants.”

The first MNTGE Fruits & Veggies drop will include coveted vintage fashion pieces — including expert-sourced 1-of-1 Levi’s 505s with a mix of other styles, embroidered locally in Los Angeles in an all-over fruit and vegetable pattern designed by MNTGE co-founder Sean Wotherspoon, and NFC-chipped to deliver a one-of-a-kind numbered, collectible denim art token to the owner’s digital wallet. As well as a limited-edition run of MNTGE branded vintage graphic T-shirts ranging from the 1960s to 2000s  constructed of well-worn ultra-soft cotton-poly. 

Available for purchase on MNTGE Market, on April 26: MNTGE Pass holders will have first access to purchase between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. PST and public access will begin at 5:30 p.m. PST.

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