Ah, Supreme. The streetwear brand that many people have been hunting down to collect (and flex, really). Supreme’s limited launch drops have increased its value and worth, and a lot of people are hyped to get any product from the streetwear brand (they even managed to sell a brick). This man’s collection of Supreme T-shirts is expected to sell for millions at an auction, showing the worth behind the brand. Vancouver-resident James Bogart has a curated collection of every single shirt from Supreme:
Bogart’s Box Logo Collection, comprised of 253 pieces released over 26 years and obsessively curated over five, is considered the first complete archive of Supreme tees in existence.
“I’ve been doing this non-stop for the last six years, obsessively,” Bogart said. “It obviously started just as a complete passion. I absolutely loved it, I loved everything that the brand stood for. I loved the brand identity. I loved the secrecy behind it. And more than anything, I really loved the hunt.”
The hunt took him all over the world. Most of the pieces were acquired through the secondary market, or from secretive collectors. As a 17-year-old, Bogart flew to London to meet a Supreme buyer with a shirt he’d never seen: a rare, green tee with a red box, released in 1996. Bogart’s friends and fellow collectors didn’t even know it existed: Supreme has never released an official archive. The process of creating one himself, and reaching a consensus with the rest of the community, took years.
They said it couldn’t be done.
“A lot of people who have helped me and contributed towards this collection and sold and traded with me over the years, they told me that this was impossible to do,” Bogart said.
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