THE CURATOR ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS...
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COLLECTING?
WHAT FIRST MADE YOU INTERESTED IN SUPREME?
Why do you think Supreme has developed such a loyal following among other collectors?
"To many, they’ve become an unofficial authority and barometer of what’s cool and what’s not. From the very start, they’ve kept it real – an overused term perhaps, but in this case it's an accurate way to describe the brand's output. They're not ashamed of what they like and who they work with, and they’ve let that speak for itself."
"In my opinion, from the outside looking in, they’ve never let someone or something else determine how they operate. They’ve been extraordinarily consistent on that note. Authenticity is something that can’t be replicated; many other brands just don’t get that and those who have attempted to borrow ideas and concepts have largely failed. To quote the late, great Gary Warnett, "If anyone out there is looking to copy anything from Supreme, steal the work ethic."
What is it about Supreme that makes it different from other street/skate clothing brands?
What is the most significant piece in the collection?
How long did it take you to put this collection together?
"By the time 2015 rolled around, I had developed a strong interest in the brand, picking up the releases I liked as they dropped. I’ve still got many of those initial purchases in my collection today. From that point on, my interest grew into an obsession, and started adding to my collection as often as I could, always looking for the best condition examples I could find.
It’s been a non-stop 5-year hunt to accumulate this collection. A lot of people don’t think about the non-stop weeks, months, and even years of research and work that it can take to find just one tee."
There have and continue to be lots of counterfeit Supreme items, how do you know your pieces are authentic
What is the single most valuable t-shirt in your collection and why?