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Here’s How People Are Wearing the Palace x Polo Ralph Lauren Collab On IG


Palace’s collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren dropped November 9 worldwide, and the pics are already rolling onto Instagram. The collection features a variety of menswear items, including outerwear, shirts, pants, loafers, and hats, as well as an actual Palace Polo Bear and skate decks. So far, it seems the most popular item is the sweater with the heelflip bear – already an http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/.

The variety of patterns and textures across the collection means there’s something sure to appeal to a wide range of style sensibilities, so we can’t wait to see how everyone wears their new cops.

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. 狙った獲物は逃しません🤤🔫 みんなの視線が気持ちよかったです。 ネルシャツも不揃いのチェック柄と左胸の黄緑がサイコーなんすけど、それよりニットの、RLの生地に刺繍糸使い分けた細部までのこだわりに参ってしまいました。最高の買い物です。 . あと普段(土曜日)通ってる某アパレルショップと接客の質がもう違いすぎて違いすぎて逆に引きました。 . ユーラシア大陸に行くと思われましたが中島首脳会議の結果全て残留に決まりました。 アコムへGO!!!! __________________________________________________ #palace #palaceskateboards #palacetokyo #palacejapan #ralphlauren #polo #poloralphlauren #palaceralphlauren #skateboard #polobear #supreme #supremenyc #supremenewyork #ポロ #ラルフローレン #パレス . あとよこさんおつかれっしたあざしたぁ!!!

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Here’s How People Are Wearing the Palace x Polo Ralph Lauren Collab On IG


Palace’s collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren dropped November 9 worldwide, and the pics are already rolling onto Instagram. The collection features a variety of menswear items, including outerwear, shirts, pants, loafers, and hats, as well as an actual Palace Polo Bear and skate decks. So far, it seems the most popular item is the sweater with the heelflip bear – already an http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/.

The variety of patterns and textures across the collection means there’s something sure to appeal to a wide range of style sensibilities, so we can’t wait to see how everyone wears their new cops.

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. 狙った獲物は逃しません🤤🔫 みんなの視線が気持ちよかったです。 ネルシャツも不揃いのチェック柄と左胸の黄緑がサイコーなんすけど、それよりニットの、RLの生地に刺繍糸使い分けた細部までのこだわりに参ってしまいました。最高の買い物です。 . あと普段(土曜日)通ってる某アパレルショップと接客の質がもう違いすぎて違いすぎて逆に引きました。 . ユーラシア大陸に行くと思われましたが中島首脳会議の結果全て残留に決まりました。 アコムへGO!!!! __________________________________________________ #palace #palaceskateboards #palacetokyo #palacejapan #ralphlauren #polo #poloralphlauren #palaceralphlauren #skateboard #polobear #supreme #supremenyc #supremenewyork #ポロ #ラルフローレン #パレス . あとよこさんおつかれっしたあざしたぁ!!!

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Here’s How People Are Wearing the Palace x Polo Ralph Lauren Collab On IG


Palace’s collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren dropped November 9 worldwide, and the pics are already rolling onto Instagram. The collection features a variety of menswear items, including outerwear, shirts, pants, loafers, and hats, as well as an actual Palace Polo Bear and skate decks. So far, it seems the most popular item is the sweater with the heelflip bear – already an http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/.

The variety of patterns and textures across the collection means there’s something sure to appeal to a wide range of style sensibilities, so we can’t wait to see how everyone wears their new cops.

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. 狙った獲物は逃しません🤤🔫 みんなの視線が気持ちよかったです。 ネルシャツも不揃いのチェック柄と左胸の黄緑がサイコーなんすけど、それよりニットの、RLの生地に刺繍糸使い分けた細部までのこだわりに参ってしまいました。最高の買い物です。 . あと普段(土曜日)通ってる某アパレルショップと接客の質がもう違いすぎて違いすぎて逆に引きました。 . ユーラシア大陸に行くと思われましたが中島首脳会議の結果全て残留に決まりました。 アコムへGO!!!! __________________________________________________ #palace #palaceskateboards #palacetokyo #palacejapan #ralphlauren #polo #poloralphlauren #palaceralphlauren #skateboard #polobear #supreme #supremenyc #supremenewyork #ポロ #ラルフローレン #パレス . あとよこさんおつかれっしたあざしたぁ!!!

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Here’s How People Are Wearing the Palace x Polo Ralph Lauren Collab On IG


Palace’s collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren dropped November 9 worldwide, and the pics are already rolling onto Instagram. The collection features a variety of menswear items, including outerwear, shirts, pants, loafers, and hats, as well as an actual Palace Polo Bear and skate decks. So far, it seems the most popular item is the sweater with the heelflip bear – already an http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/.

The variety of patterns and textures across the collection means there’s something sure to appeal to a wide range of style sensibilities, so we can’t wait to see how everyone wears their new cops.

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. 狙った獲物は逃しません🤤🔫 みんなの視線が気持ちよかったです。 ネルシャツも不揃いのチェック柄と左胸の黄緑がサイコーなんすけど、それよりニットの、RLの生地に刺繍糸使い分けた細部までのこだわりに参ってしまいました。最高の買い物です。 . あと普段(土曜日)通ってる某アパレルショップと接客の質がもう違いすぎて違いすぎて逆に引きました。 . ユーラシア大陸に行くと思われましたが中島首脳会議の結果全て残留に決まりました。 アコムへGO!!!! __________________________________________________ #palace #palaceskateboards #palacetokyo #palacejapan #ralphlauren #polo #poloralphlauren #palaceralphlauren #skateboard #polobear #supreme #supremenyc #supremenewyork #ポロ #ラルフローレン #パレス . あとよこさんおつかれっしたあざしたぁ!!!

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Here’s How People Are Wearing the Palace x Polo Ralph Lauren Collab On IG


Palace’s collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren dropped November 9 worldwide, and the pics are already rolling onto Instagram. The collection features a variety of menswear items, including outerwear, shirts, pants, loafers, and hats, as well as an actual Palace Polo Bear and skate decks. So far, it seems the most popular item is the sweater with the heelflip bear – already an http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/.

The variety of patterns and textures across the collection means there’s something sure to appeal to a wide range of style sensibilities, so we can’t wait to see how everyone wears their new cops.

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. 狙った獲物は逃しません🤤🔫 みんなの視線が気持ちよかったです。 ネルシャツも不揃いのチェック柄と左胸の黄緑がサイコーなんすけど、それよりニットの、RLの生地に刺繍糸使い分けた細部までのこだわりに参ってしまいました。最高の買い物です。 . あと普段(土曜日)通ってる某アパレルショップと接客の質がもう違いすぎて違いすぎて逆に引きました。 . ユーラシア大陸に行くと思われましたが中島首脳会議の結果全て残留に決まりました。 アコムへGO!!!! __________________________________________________ #palace #palaceskateboards #palacetokyo #palacejapan #ralphlauren #polo #poloralphlauren #palaceralphlauren #skateboard #polobear #supreme #supremenyc #supremenewyork #ポロ #ラルフローレン #パレス . あとよこさんおつかれっしたあざしたぁ!!!

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New D’Angelo Song Features in “Red Dead Redemption 2”


A new D’Angelo song will be featured on the soundtrack for the Western-themed action adventure video game “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Other contributors to the soundtrack, revealed today, include Willie Nelson, Josh Homme, Nas, and Rhiannon Giddens. Further contributions to the game’s Woody Jackson-composed score come from Arca, Daniel Lanois, Colin Stetson, Queens of the Stone Age’s Jon Theodore, and more. The soundtrack does not currently have a release date.

The new D’Angelo track will mark his first new song since 2014’s Black Messiah. Last year, D’Angelo reissued his debut album Brown Sugar, featuring new remixes. Read about D’Angelo’s Voodoo on Pitchfork’s list The 200 Best Albums of the 2000s.

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Blood Orange Appears on Mariah Carey’s New Album


Blood Orange is set to appear on Mariah Carey’s forthcoming album Caution. Carey tweeted the full tracklist for Caution earlier this evening, announcing for the first time that Blood Orange and Slick Rick will appear on a new song called “Giving Me Life.”

Caution is due out November 16 via Butterfly MC Records/Epic Records. Mimi has already released singles “GTFO,” “With You,” and “The Distance” ahead of the album. She also recently announced a 2019 North American tour.

Carey’s last LP was 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah…the Elusive Chanteuse. Blood Orange’s latest release was Negro Swan, which arrived earlier this year.

Read Pitchfork’s feature, “Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes Breaks Down Every Song on His New Album, Negro Swan.”

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Vince Staples Releasing New Album FM! Today


Vince Staples will drop a new album tonight. It’s titled FM!, and it follows Staples’ 2017 LP Big Fish Theory. The new album reportedly features productions from Kenny Beats (Rico Nasty, Key!). Check out the cover artwork below.

FM! does not include Staples’ 2018 single “Get the Fuck Off My Dick,” which he released alongside an elaborate GoFundMe campaign. Also this year, Staples appeared on the Black Panther song “Opps.”

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Nike Kyrie 5


That technology Irving mentioned? It’s a new Nike Air Zoom unit engineered to help the All-Star guard play quicker and sharper. Benjamin Nethongkome, designer of the KYRIE 5, breaks down its three critical elements:

1. An articulated forefoot zoom bag This is a huge technological unlock for supporting guard play. Why? Because of its unique properties (see sidebar for more on this), the Air Zoom Turbo unit curves to wrap the bottom and sides of the foot. “In the Kyrie 5, it is distributed across the entire forefoot footbed, working with his quick-change-of-direction style of play. When he’s banking, cutting, or attacking in drastic degrees, his foot will engage the Air Zoom Turbo unit providing responsiveness at all directions,” explains Nethongkome.

2. A new containment system Inspired by a Venus Flytrap, this feature creates optimal containment above the Air Zoom Turbo unit. “The Flywire is arranged so that it locks the foot into the Air Zoom Turbo unit, and this amplifies the responsiveness of Zoom in the forefoot,” says Nethongkome. “We wanted it to be both beautiful and improve on fit and feel.”

3. A new traction pattern This draws direct inspiration from Irving. “The traction system for the KYRIE 5 creates stability through discreet geometries,” says Nethongkome. “Have you seen the Hamsa hand tattoo on his left arm? It’s a symbol of protection for him, it kind of shields him from all the bad juju, and so it became the jump-off point for the shaping of the outsole patterns. He wants to have more than just a basketball shoe. And this allows us to apply more of his spirit throughout the shoe.”

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Nike Kyrie 5 Brings Zoom Turbo Technology to Basketball


Great handles require great footwork. Great colorways require great storytelling. Both foundations lift the very grounded Nike Kyrie 5.

Debuting Zoom Turbo cushioning in the forefoot, the latest launch for the lightning-quick point guard wraps the time-tested tech around the curved bed of the outsole for greater response on Irving’s pin-point crossovers.

More flexible than standard Zoom and articulated for his game, this evolution in tech follows the lineage of his collection that’s long been about changing direction.

Locking in his quick feet, Flywire shows up in Venus Flytrap inspired styling made to move well with the Zoom Turbo tech. Math and spirit inspire the traction pattern, using a combination of geometry and Kyrie’s Hamsa hand tattoo to keep cutting and spook away the bad juju.

While the Nike Kyrie 5 “BLK MGC” will launch in the US on November 22nd, an array of unique stories coming straight from Kyrie will lead the shoe over the course of the season.

Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for the PEs Kyrie has worn this year and new takes on the Kyrie 5.

Nike Kyrie 5

Release Date: November 22, 2018

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NBA City Edition Uniforms 2018-19


In 1984, a talented musician out of Minneapolis released an album and a loosely autobiographical film that showcased his hometown’s full creative powers. The late Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the world by his first name, would leave a powerful mark on music history. This year, his would-be 60th birthday, serves as the inspiration behind Minnesota’s “Purple Rain” City Edition uniforms.

The jersey has recognizable details from outfits that Prince wore in his music videos. On the right shoulder, a metallic graphic is reminiscent of the studs on Prince’s jacket. The team script mirrors the lettering on the original Purple Rain album cover. White accents throughout the jersey nod to his ruffled blouses. Inside the shorts’ left vent, a paisley graphic honors Paisley Park Records, Prince’s first label.

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NBA City Edition Uniforms 2018-19


In 1984, a talented musician out of Minneapolis released an album and a loosely autobiographical film that showcased his hometown’s full creative powers. The late Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the world by his first name, would leave a powerful mark on music history. This year, his would-be 60th birthday, serves as the inspiration behind Minnesota’s “Purple Rain” City Edition uniforms.

The jersey has recognizable details from outfits that Prince wore in his music videos. On the right shoulder, a metallic graphic is reminiscent of the studs on Prince’s jacket. The team script mirrors the lettering on the original Purple Rain album cover. White accents throughout the jersey nod to his ruffled blouses. Inside the shorts’ left vent, a paisley graphic honors Paisley Park Records, Prince’s first label.

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NBA City Edition Uniforms 2018-19


In 1984, a talented musician out of Minneapolis released an album and a loosely autobiographical film that showcased his hometown’s full creative powers. The late Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the world by his first name, would leave a powerful mark on music history. This year, his would-be 60th birthday, serves as the inspiration behind Minnesota’s “Purple Rain” City Edition uniforms.

The jersey has recognizable details from outfits that Prince wore in his music videos. On the right shoulder, a metallic graphic is reminiscent of the studs on Prince’s jacket. The team script mirrors the lettering on the original Purple Rain album cover. White accents throughout the jersey nod to his ruffled blouses. Inside the shorts’ left vent, a paisley graphic honors Paisley Park Records, Prince’s first label.

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NBA City Edition Uniforms 2018-19


In 1984, a talented musician out of Minneapolis released an album and a loosely autobiographical film that showcased his hometown’s full creative powers. The late Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the world by his first name, would leave a powerful mark on music history. This year, his would-be 60th birthday, serves as the inspiration behind Minnesota’s “Purple Rain” City Edition uniforms.

The jersey has recognizable details from outfits that Prince wore in his music videos. On the right shoulder, a metallic graphic is reminiscent of the studs on Prince’s jacket. The team script mirrors the lettering on the original Purple Rain album cover. White accents throughout the jersey nod to his ruffled blouses. Inside the shorts’ left vent, a paisley graphic honors Paisley Park Records, Prince’s first label.

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NBA City Edition Uniforms 2018-19


In 1984, a talented musician out of Minneapolis released an album and a loosely autobiographical film that showcased his hometown’s full creative powers. The late Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the world by his first name, would leave a powerful mark on music history. This year, his would-be 60th birthday, serves as the inspiration behind Minnesota’s “Purple Rain” City Edition uniforms.

The jersey has recognizable details from outfits that Prince wore in his music videos. On the right shoulder, a metallic graphic is reminiscent of the studs on Prince’s jacket. The team script mirrors the lettering on the original Purple Rain album cover. White accents throughout the jersey nod to his ruffled blouses. Inside the shorts’ left vent, a paisley graphic honors Paisley Park Records, Prince’s first label.

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Nike Swoosh Cleat (Odell Beckham Jr. Special Edition)


October 18, 2018 – In the summer of 2017, Tyler, the Creator began reinterpreting the Converse One Star with a flower motif that now defines his signature GOLF le FLEUR* collection. Now, and for the first time, he expands that vision to a new silhouette — the Chuck 70 — with fresh fabrics. Designed with a burlap and vintage parchment canvas upper and asymmetrical GOLF le FLEUR* print, Tyler offers a distinct, creative take on the classic Chuck 70. In the new collection, the burlap upper is also added to the signature GOLF le FLEUR* One Star.


This aesthetic also carries over to the capsule’s accompanying apparel, an open-weave fabric anorak in Curry and Natural.


Converse and Tyler, the Creator’s GOLF le FLEUR* collection will release in an exclusive presale partnership with Foot Locker at Camp Flog Gnaw November 10, and launch at select retailers globally on November 15. 

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Nike Will Design “New And Unexpected” LeBron Sneaker Themes For Space Jam 2



words // Nick DePaula: 

When the forever-anticipated Space Jam 2 sequel was officially confirmed last month, there was a collective sigh of relief that the movie would finally be on the way.

“That’s what I thought — finally!” laughs Jason Petrie, LeBron’s longtime Nike designer, during an in-depth conversation on the latest edition of the Nice Kicks Podcast.

While Petrie, like most of us, was a huge fan of the original Michael Jordan-led Space Jam film, the more pressing matter is that he and his fellow Nike designers and graphic designers will now be getting to work on mapping out a series of sneakers and gear to coincide with the upcoming movie.

“Now, we have a stake in the ground, where we can stop just talking about it,” he continues. “I know that’s been something that’s been in the works for awhile. We [told LeBron], ‘Just let us know when it’s time to start.’ We’re gonna go crazy with that for sure.”

While Mike’s “Space Jam” Jordan XIs were just a movie prop at the time of the 1996 film’s debut, and didn’t officially release until 2001, we could expect to see LeBron’s sneakers come to life in real time alongside the movie.

“Discussions have already started about what that means for us — we don’t know yet,” Petrie jokes. “But it’s going to be important. They’re just announcing the movie, so we don’t know if they know yet. I’m hoping to follow along that journey, and be able to provide whatever that story becomes. What it won’t be, is what’s already been told.”

For more on the new LeBron 16, the move to LA and the excitement around Space Jam 2, listen along as Jason Petrie discusses all things LeBron.

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Presented by: Art of Sport, a new performance driven body care brand for athletes. Available now at ArtOfSport.com.


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OFF-WHITE’s “BEDROOM” Collab With Hirshleifers Drops Today


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Off-White has linked with upmarket Long Island boutique Hirshleifers for a special capsule collection, dubbed “BEDROOM.” The drop consists of tees, hoodies, silk pyjamas, handbags and bras, with graphics nodding to the architecture of Hirshleifers’ brick-and-mortar location.

The collection drops at 15:00 at Hirshleifers — wristbands will be handed out to the first 150 customers lining up at the store’s KITH Treats window.

Hirshleifers is located in the Americana Manhasset luxury mall on Manhasset’s “Miracle Mile” shopping strip.

Hirschleifers
Americana Manhasset
2080 Northern Blvd
Manhasset
NY 11030
USA

For more fashion news, check out the 15 best products to drop this week (and where to buy them).

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Pusha-T Wants Kanye West to Produce Every Track on ‘DAYTONA’ Follow-up


Pusha-T has told Complex that he is once again looking to Kanye West for production of his forthcoming fourth album. The rapper’s third album, Daytona, dropped earlier this year, but as Pusha explains, he is already planning his next move, and he’s hoping that once again Kanye West will be producing every track.

“I’m going to see how he wants to finish this up” the rapper explained. “If not, I always got a heavy hitter list in my back pocket.”

West produced every single track on DAYTONA, and the two have a longstanding partnership — Pusha-T is currently the President of West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.

In other music news, 6ix9ine has avoided a prison term, and has been sentenced to probation instead.

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Supreme x John Woo Has Nothing to Do With New York and That’s OK


When it was announced that Supreme was releasing a collaboration with legendary Chinese director, John Woo, its decision to use his 1989 film, The Killer, seemed like a logical choice given the brand’s track record of turning to cinema for inspiration over the years.

As a result of Supreme’s fascination with Hollywood, we’ve gotten notable collaborations with people like Woody Allen and Charle Chaplin, brands like Disney, and films like The Wizard of Oz, Taxi Driver, E.T., Goodfellas, Kids, and Scarface.

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Brian De Palma’s Scarface are particularly important when unpacking why Supreme may have been interested in paying homage to Woo’s Hong Kong-set epic.

United underneath the “gangster” genre, both films shined a light on the criminal underbelly in a way that was new to audiences. Despite the worlds being populated by morally bankrupt people like Henry, Tommy, and Jimmy in Goodfellas and Tony, Manolo, Frank, and Sosa in Scarface, the lines were blurred between good and evil. No longer were the heroes free of sin. Similarly, the so-called “bad guys” had redeemable human traits.

Whereas the mystique of La Cosa Nostra has been embedded in American culture since the days of Capone, Lansky, Siegel, and Gotti, John Woo’s The Killer gave an international spin to a gangster’s exploits which bucked tired clichés about Asian culture—where men were often portrayed as being docile—and if they had any fighting spirit, it was only shown through martial arts. Woo’s “bullet ballet” films blended both worlds in a new way, fusing the hard-boiled realism of Scorsese’s gangland epics with the artful gymnastics of kung fu cinema.

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In The Killer, Chow Yun-Fat’s Ah Jong is portrayed as a suave, cool, and calculated leading man during an era when American audiences were witnessing Asian representation in the form of cheap, racist jokes in Gung Ho and as Chinese mystics in Big Trouble in Little China. In turn, Ah Jong’s characterization afforded actual complexity.

Woo tells the audience: “He looks determined without being ruthless. There’s something heroic about him. He doesn’t look like a killer. He comes across so calm… acts like he has a dream… eyes full of passion.” This bit was actually sampled by RZA on Raekwon’s “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” and in a fitting closing of a circle, RZA is the one who interviews Woo about this collab for Supreme.

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Supreme/The Killer. John Woo & RZA. 10/25/2018

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The Killer achieved something in Asian cinema that Scarface had attained previously, and Goodfellas would later solidify; it’s more fun to root for the bad guy if he feels like a real person. These truths were unpacked through Tony Montana’s greed, Henry Hill’s friendships, and Ah Jong’s love for Jennie.

“When I made The Killer, it was a tribute to all those great gangster films I had admired,” Woo tells RZA. “It’s about a man with a great heart, but also [a hitman]. He’s my kind of hero.”

Thematically, The Killer, Goodfellas, and Scarface are meditations on characters following codes in worlds that are seemingly absent of rules. Scorsese constantly reminds us, “never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut,” De Palma tells us, “The only thing I got in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break ’em for nobody,” and Woo illustrates, “very few people still believe in the old ways.”

Supreme has earned a reputation in the industry of playing by their own rules. They’re notoriously media adverse, seek out unlikely partnerships, and leave “supply and demand” to resellers. As a result, they’re derided by some for being prickly and elusive, while simultaneously applauded by others for creating a brand that everyone wants to work with.

The brand was created in 1994 during a time when the world was becoming more accustomed to watching morally questionable characters on screen.

Supreme founder, James Jebbia, describes the early days of the brand in a New York Times interview, saying: “People would buy stuff and get robbed afterward,” and further illustrated a cultivated aesthetic where its consumers were perceived one way (“scruffy” in Jebbia’s own words), but actually much more refined upon closer examination. Essentially, Supreme perceives both itself and their consumers as complex entities who are often typecast.

In describing the collaboration, RZA states, “We got a piece of art [The Killer] — it will be 30 years old — and it’s still as good as something that came out yesterday.”

Supreme’s intentions have never been to be the biggest or most relevant brand in the world. Rather, it sees the strength in playing a calculated long game which ages as gracefully as the film’s they’ve honored in the past.

Far from perfect and lauded for its character flaws, Supreme and The Killer set a new precedent for synergy amongst collaborators.

Now take a full look at the Supreme x John Woo collaboration.

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