Thursday, August 14, 2008

Field Trip: Supreme

-On Tuesday, I returned home from New York City, the site of the first ever Class Act Field Trip. One of the first stops was Supreme in SoHo, which is one of the nation's best skate shops and the former stomping grounds of the late Class Act All Star Harold Hunter, the legendary skateboarder/Kids star who passed away back in 2006.
-Supreme's limited-edition merchandise, exclusive kicks, and notoriously smug staff make it seem more like a clubhouse than a skate shop, with the number of customers rarely equaling the pack of regulars skating outside. Of course, this only adds to the store's reputation. Supreme has been a skate mecca for years, and the hype surrounding it is as prevalent as ever. In this month's GQ, Style Guy Glenn O'Brien claims that, when the weather gets nasty, "you'll find me in my chocolate brown Supreme hoodie six times out of ten." The shop also has porn star Tera Patrick hyping their goods, and has released some exclusive shit bearing her likeness.
-Supreme's reputation alone makes it worth a look, so stop by if you have some money to blow or you want to pay your respects to one of New York's illest. Still, I'd take Laced over Supreme any day.

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