When it comes to modern street fashion brands, you’re only half the leader you could be if you’ve only got wearable clothing. Instead what makes a unique mark on the landscape (again, aside from the main clothing line,) is accessories, accessories galore. Supreme is a brand with a logo so unforgivingly simple and stark that anything they paste it on essentially turns to gold. What they’ve done for this coming Autumn and Winter season is slap that logo on a radically diverse set of items, everything from dice to knives to floaty keychains. Note also that the following contains the F word in big letters, so don’t let your unforgiving boss look over your shoulder while you peek.
What we’re looking at here is a set of three skateboards, gum green, gum pink, and flat white, each of them with a screenprint-esque pattern of Snow While faces amid the Supreme blog logo. If you’d like to keep any of these decks in tact, that meaning not slapping on some grip tape and taking them for a ride, you’re rewarded with another bit of text and box logo on the top of the board.
Next there’s a tool case with a lock, all red with white lettering on top. This makes the box logo go 3D for real and you’ll certainly be able to keep your stash, whatever that may be, safely inside with a front-facing lock. After this you’ll see a set of pins as well as a rug, both of them playing off the classic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana, both of them highly inappropriate for children.
A set of three scarves can be found here in this late 2011 collection, checkers on one side and a correctly sized box logo on the other in several combinations: black and mustard, white and red, and white and black. You’ll also be able to keep warm with a new set of fingerless gloves, each of them with a leather (or pleather?) palm and SUPREME MFG CO COLD WEATHER printed on the wrist in some rather plain block lettering.
Next there’s a set of many bags, each of them having a similar checkered motif to the scarf mentioned above only this time they’re similar tones of the same color. there’s a set of three duffel bags, three phone cases, three messenger bags, and three backpacks, each of them in black, red, or blue. All of these bags also have the Supreme box logo. There’s also a completely mis-matched set of three coin pouches in red, yellow, or bronze with a snakeskin-like finish.
A set of belts will be available, these in red, blue, black, or army green. These belts have a leather/pleather front clasp area with Supreme non-box logo stamped on one side – the rest of the belt has a row of flies, or the same fly rather, sitting one after another along the entirety of the belt.
There are several colors available for an ash tray – red, black, or white, with the non-box Supreme logo printed on one side and SEE YOU IN HELL printed on the other. This combined with the “classic” dice and lighter set makes for a real swanky ultra-set incoming. The lighter is of course a gold ZIPPO with the red box logo printed on one side near the base. The dice have Supreme printed on each of them, each of them being a transparent red with white ink dots, five of them contained in a glass box with Supreme logo printed across the top. These dice appear again in a much larger size as a set of banks, white with black, red with white, or black with white, each sold separately.
Several keychain sets are coming with this release, the first of which is a set of three floaty block box logos. These should be familiar to you if you live in an area where fishing is prevalent as keys dropped into the water as you’re bagging a few dozen sunfish isn’t going to make your day sweet unless you remember you’ve attached them to a Supreme-brand floaty. Whether these floaties actually float or are just for show is not yet known – we’ll see!
Next there’s the number one shaped plastic keychain set which I’m CERTAIN I’ve seen before (without the Supreme branding, of course,) but cannot place at this very moment. What you’ll find on the front of every one of these five keychains (black, red, white, green, or white) is the Supreme non-box logo while the back has the slogan “YOU’RE NUMBER 1 WITH US” as well as an image of a human hand displaying the middle finger and the text “FUCK THE REST”.
Of course none of these items compare to the final two items in this collection, both of them religious in their origins. First there’s the simpler of the two: a relatively elaborately modeled Jesus Christ on a cross with a rose on the back above the word SUPREME. This lovely metal keychain then also plays host to a fold-down knife blade of course for all your stabbing needs.
Then there’s the perhaps even stranger piece of this puzzle: a Saint Christopher pendant necklace. If I hadn’t seen the Jesus cross direct from the source as well, I would have thought it was a mistake, especially since it says Supreme nowhere on it at all, but here it is. It’s got an airplane and a car on the back above two saintly figures and the letter “M” with stars around it, while the front has three holy characters below Saint Christopher himself who is surrounded by the words “ST CHRISTOPHER • BE MY GUIDE”. Of course we all know that Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travel. The most famous story of how Christopher became a saint involved his wish to serve the highest king, whom he found to be Christ. To serve Christ, he was instructed by a monk to use his immense size to help people across a river. One day he had a child request passage. Upon crossing with the child, the river grew deep and the boy felt heavy as lead. Upon reaching the far side of the water, Christopher said to the child:
“You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were.” The child replied: “You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your king, whom you are serving by this work.” The child then vanished. — STC
Cool story, huh? What Supreme gets out of all this I cannot say, but because Saint Christopher is a radically cool character and because your humble narrator shares his awesome name, I can’t say I don’t want the necklace in question here.
Supreme also has a bunch of clothing coming out soon, all of it along the following lines:
Release Dates: August 25th (Thursday) – NY & LA August 27th (Saturday) – Japan September 1st (Thursday) – Online September 22nd (Thursday) – London
Grab it all!