It’s the newest edition of Jews of Philly Fashion, introducing you to the Chosen few who dress our city. They might mix wool and linen, but they’ve got some strong opinions on mixing stripes with florals. In this space, we’ll talk to designers, sellers, buyers, influencers, models and more. This week, we spoke to Jeff Glauser.
Jeff Glauser has always been a collector. When he was a kid, it was Pokémon, Power Rangers and Beanie Babies — items that were inherently valuable to Glauser, without much thought given to their market value.
Today, Glauser, 28, has a little bit of a different collection: high-end streetwear, especially sneakers. His company, Glausangeles, is a platform for him to sell and trade shoes and other apparel from big-name brands, as well as the comparatively little guys; you’ll find Nike and Yeezy on his site, their wares right alongside those of lesser-known entities (outside
of the streetwear world) like CLOT and John Geiger.
“It was a natural progression,” Glauser said, of switching Beanie Babies for Adidas.
Glauser, a Penn State grad and Southampton native, started selling shoes for the first time in 2014. It was only in 2019 that he was able to leave his job and focus on Glausangeles full-time. The site is growing rapidly, and Glauser has designs on his own brick-and-mortar store. In the meantime, he’s collaborating with local athletes and rappers to get his brand in the public eye.
What is your favorite piece of clothing that you wear regularly?
My answer for clothing item would be my Supreme 3M camo warm-up pants. They are comfortable, unique (full 3M reflective material) and on-trend, being a baggy track pant-like look. My sneaker answer would be the Jordan 1 OG Banned.
What clothing trend would you like to see make a comeback?
For years, I’ve been big into the oversized crewneck, baggy pants look of the ’90s, and it has come back in certain circles. But I would love for this to be mainstream.
And what trend are you content to leave in the past?
The Jersey shore mid-to-late-’2000s vibe. Oh, and Allbirds suck.
What’s something you can’t believe you used to wear?
I wore mallcore pre-teen brands like American Eagle and Hollister well into my sophomore year of college.
What would you be doing if you weren’t selling clothing?
Hopefully involved in the operations of some sort of start-up.
Is there ever a good reason for a fashion-forward person to wear cargo shorts?
One hundred percent. Fashion has become so individualized, and with the right fit around the cargo shorts, and the confidence, they can most certainly be pulled off.
What’s the most likely result for the 76ers this year?
Lose in the Eastern Con-ference Finals to the Bucks.
What item of clothing should more people be wearing?
For women: streetwear/sneakers going out to bars and clubs. For men: baggy track pants.
What person’s style do you admire?
For a long time it was Kanye West, but more recently, I would say I like Jerry Lorenzo’s style. He is the creator and owner of the brand Fear of God.
What talent would you most like to have?
Be able to design — clothing, graphics, logos, etc.
What is your most defining characteristic?
I would say persistence and drive.
What’s a brand you’ve been high on recently?
Cactus Plant Flea Market. The brand has exploded in the last 12 months, and its funky, puff print style has taken over. And, they have collaborated with everyone from Kanye West to Nike.
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