Supreme: Is It Worth It?

Denis Mardesich, Staff Writer

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Supreme. A brand that has recently gained quite the large amount of popularity from people all around the world including the rich, the famous, and even your average teen. It seems like everyone is going crazy about it. But is it really worth the price?

Supreme was founded in 1994 by James Jebbia in the form of a simple skate shop in Manhattan’s downtown area. Jebbia had moved to New York in the 1980’s from Britain. Before founding Supreme, Jebbia had quite a bit of experience in retail because he previously owned the clothing store Union NYC. But besides the fact that Jebbia was very experienced in its early years Supreme was a very small brand. However as we all know it soon grew to what it is today.

Now that we’ve got over the history of the brand let’s get in to the question at hand. Now in terms of design, Supreme tends to keep it simple with its primarily white color scheme and red box logos. It seems that most of Supremes clothing products tend to follow this rule with the exception of more unique looking box logos. Supreme’s non-clothing products are usually red with white lettering. So the design of Supreme’s products usually follow a simple and minimalistic design and if you like it or not really depends on your overall opinion on fashion.

As for price, Supreme is often viewed as extremely expensive and sometimes it can be. However actual prices on Supreme’s website are usually just above average pricing and the belief that Supreme is expensive usually comes from it’s resell price. Since Supreme sells out very quick people who actually obtain a Supreme product resell it for a higher price since it is now rarer. However since the products do sell out quickly with the use of bots and many other methods, you often are forced to buy products based on the resale price.

“I think that people don’t wear Supreme because they like it, but instead because it’s popular.” says 7th grader and staff writer Emerson Marquez.

Overall, the price of Supreme can vary though it is hard to find a cheap product that isn’t a fake, which can happen quite a bit with popular clothing brands. So in the end, it is hard to determine whether Supreme is really worth the price and it really depends on your own opinion on the brand. Supreme has many pros and many cons that make it hard to argue the answer because once again, it depends on your opinion.

 

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6 Responses to “Supreme: Is It Worth It?”

  1. Tanner Wymore on April 13th, 2018 2:12 pm

    I think people spend way to much on supreme. I have a friend who recently has only been thinking about buying expensive clothing such as supreme just to be cool. He has a kikstarter to get a $450 “gucci” belt he says is to “Flex on them haters”. Clothing brands today have vastly changed the market. I do believe people should care about what they wear, but it shouldn’t be based on the price tag. Supreme is just a regular shirt with their logo on it priced at $60 or more.

    I recently saw a video opinionating what separates most financially. Obviously, this isn’t everyone, but for most it talks about people spending their excess money that isn’t focused on bills, taxes, etc., focused differently. On one hand, someone might invest their excess money in stocks, while another might spend their money on a “gucci belt”. Supreme is something people spend too much money on. With their brand, they can take control of people wallets and snagging them in to wasting their money. A great video that talks about this would be one by a youtuber you may have heard of, “theodd1sout” who spoke about this in a short video.

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    Luke Rezai Reply:

    I agree with tanner. People need to be wise with their money, and save and spend it wisely on something they really want that they actually like, or something they need, and not spend it on some $450 dollar belt, in fact, you would be better of buying something like a ps 4 instead of a belt that is $150 dollars more than something like a ps 4, which is so much more worth it in the end.

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    notch Reply:

    nooooooooooo mine craffffgff is thebest…… i have an entuire4eeeee world ddedededede dedicated to supreme tanner why dont we have a minecraft rap battle and whoevetr wins gets the whollllllllle suprreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeme brand

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  2. Vincent Mungaray on April 13th, 2018 3:27 pm

    why does everybody think supreme is just the red box logo, they make more than that, in fact they rarely use the box logo and the extremely high prices is from resellers who buy items for retail price then jack up the price to 2, 3, sometimes even 4 times the original price which sucks.
    Just look at the new Spring Collection, Not one red and white box logo tee or hoodie here’s a link http://www.supremenewyork.com/lookbooks sorry for vomiting my thoughts

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  3. YER BOIS A HYPEBEAST on April 16th, 2018 10:55 am

    SUPREME SUPREME IMA HYPEBEAST SUPREME MY SHIRTS TWO DOLLA BTU I GOT YEEZY ON. ME SO GUCCI OH AH HA LIL PUMP OWWW OH YOU I GOT THE BOX LOGO T SHIRT. OHHH

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  4. Nichiel Desai on April 16th, 2018 10:58 am

    Supreme is a trend just like anything else. For example, yeezy’s. It is worth it.

    IMA HYPE BEAST>>> SUPREME, GUCCI, LOIUS VUITTON, YEEZY’S

    🙂

    HYPE BEAST COOL KID.

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