Guess who is back in Town.

Supreme, is back. Pockets about to be emptied, kids racing to their parents begging for money to burn on the next high-priced Hypebeast tee. Gone are the days you can casually pick up some Supreme. The OG days are dead. Yet here I am still into all the hype repping the same brands, loving the scene but hitting the garish side of what they have to offer (you don’t see so many of the kids in the weird sh*t).

So after hitting on the sign up on the Tuesday (not a Monday, just to confuse. Then to make it worse Suptalk on Facebook started some trolling tricks on the unsuspecting) here is me hitting up last Thursdays drop in person. Massive line, and so slow to get in, anything above place 150 was NOT getting in the store, we were told to come back Friday, luckily my number was low enough and I squeezed my ass in. I decided to save on the online pick up this week despite wanting another tee I left it wasn’t easily and took self-control believe me. Pink Palace Triferg had to be mine. My only Palace requirement this season.

So now that Week One has been and gone both in-store and online here is my review and my pick ups. Week One of Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 shows that the season is back in full swing. Hype AF.


Here are my pick ups for week 1, for me it was about decks and tees, disappointed that the Vibrations Corduroy Jacket didn’t drop, rumours were about for this but the blue colour way will be mine this season.

Skulls, Decks, Flowery headwear and Illegal Business. 

So if you have been read any of my blogs you will know that I am all about headwear. The Floral Washed Chino Twill Camp Cap was a must, its smart with a touch of personality, adding this with a dark outfit with little detail would be my advice, this way you can really show off the pattern, I am going to be pairing this with a Carhartt Work Jacket with Gold detailing as the colours will compliment the hat perfectly.

Well decks came in hard and strong (Chicken dinner… not so much, this will be one the ugliest decks supreme will ever do). Skull Pile shouted out to me from my Emo days, anything that is slightest punk will always be added to my collection (ANOTHER BAND COLLAB PLEASE!) and this had to be. Its garish design and glow in the dark skulls will look amazing in a modern aesthetic room. We also seen the return of Illegal Business Controls America, in the form of a deck, this one is for you collectors. It is a piece of art and going to be highly collectible. I might buy the other colour ways but since two was the store limit and only one IBCA it had to black. 

‘Re-light my fire.’ While I garden in the dark… 

ZIPPO, just had to cop this. In the style and colour way of the Louis Vuitton collab this was always going to be a hot piece. Always up on my list and amazingly my first lighter from Supreme and I can tell you it won’t be my last. For the bargain price of £10 I can now do my gardening like a Hypebeast. One of the weirder accessories but I had to add this into the collection for no real reason. Another real bizare one the Luminaid, I don’t camp, I won’t ever need this but my god I felt the need to have one of these. Weird and amazing accessories to kick off the season. F*!k$ng top work ‘Preme. 

Fuck the World. 

Fuck The World in red, offensive subtle and a classic wear. Jellyfish Tee was the best graphic of the week and for summer vibes I went with a clean white. Both of these will be paired with either blue or black denim and some Vans as part of my regular rotations. Necklace Tee, I had to have as a Saliva fan from my OG Punk Rock days. I seen and fell in love with this Peach colour way and thought black jeans and under a black jacket this will look fresh so this was a 100% pick up for me. Also how perfect is this colour for a Spring/Summer range? Just to keep to the classic colours I did pick up the Cards Tee in Black (not pictured) purely for the back print of the dates for the season.


SO, it was time for all to flex it out and crack out the finest garms. The culture lives around a Thursday so it is vital that you wear something you love or something to impress and make another Hypebeast look and go DAMN.

We had TNF’s, box logos, we seen Nike, Off-White, ACW, Carhartt and of course a lot of various Supreme pieces.


Catch you on the flip till the next drop guys. Keep an eye out for some What did You Wear Today posts, apologise for the neglecting these it has been a busy few weeks, I will be catching you all up soon in a lifestyle blog!

LeADeR

January drew to a close after 74 days.

Is it okay to swear? Cause January is finally done after what felt like 3 months and 74 days not 31. I feel like it should be New Year all over again cause that was one damn long month. No doubt the rest of the year will fly by in a blink of an eye and we will be sat heads in hands working out where 11 months of life went. Also why the hangovers are still getting worse. Maybe 2019 is the year I give up drink? Who Knows. Moving into February, a month for love, romance and Supreme season is back upon us. All this combined and I’m going to be one broke ass fella.

January saw me hit a sensible streak of not spending, that was hard. I did break this at the end of the month, I so nearly made it by hitting the sales accidentally (of course) and purchasing some new black skinny jeans, some trousers and a pair of Vans (I did say that the Sk8 Hi’s in the Checkerboard Pack had my name on). So admittedly one thing was in the sales, so I’m not quite the bargain hunter but more the shopper with a lack of self-control/marketer and retail assistants dream customer.


Looking back over my Instagram, I thought I would share with you my favourite products for the month.

First up, drum roll please, is my jazzy as anything Patta Crew necks. As you can tell I didn’t vary on the colour scheme much. I wore the bullet tee to the pub, took my hoodie off to a series of gasps and a “what the very f*!k are you wearing”. I won’t tell you my reply, safe to say the conversation that night was full of insults and beer. I absolutely love the patterns on these, paired with a simple pair of boots, and dark blue denim will really finish the outfit.

Vans X WTAPS, Anaconda print in blue. From back in 2016 these have made a strong comeback to my regular rotation, simple and smart design. From a distance they look like a normal pair but once you get a bit closer you can see the detail, sometimes all you need is a bit of subtlety. Same can’t be said for the Blood and Semen pair from Supreme in FW17. Goth up your garms (I am still that emo/goth kid at heart #blackparadeforever) fill your outfit of black and add these on the bottom. They definitely fit the emo aesthetic as this artwork was created by Andres Serrano is recognisable in popular culture as it is also featured on a Metallica album art work.

I described this on Insta as a hard hat, it is padded and thick so pretty much sits like a one. Sadly I am half bald. Hence the hat regularity – it hides a multiple of sins as I will be as bald as Ross Kemp without the monstrously large balls in a couple of years. Also I like wearing a hat.

Came across the key-ring while organising some draws, completely forgot I had this, no idea where Supreme got the inspiration for this piece or why I decided that a pregnant body with a fetus and bogo inside would be a solid purchase. Yet here I am showing you and not regretting it… 


So show some love, give me a follow on Insta (@leader_scope) and see what is in the rotation for February.

LeADeR

 

January blues continue.

January is a dreary month, essentially one long Monday. I’m not one of these that is all hyped up about the possibility of new year new me, as my previous post Let’s talk about these New Year resolutions arguably shows. Have a read if you haven’t already. That being said I do enjoy seeing what brands are releasing and trying to get us to spend our lack of money on. Let’s be honest guys, Christmas is amazing, but expensive and leaving us ever so skint.

What am I cheering myself up with? Sadly nothing but the search for a new job. If anyone does fancy being REALLY NICE, below is a list of what I am dreaming of adding to my wardrobe.


 

1. Those of you who look at my style will see I am a big fan of checks especially in footwearSeeing that Vans have reworked some classic styles with a new aesthetic, I am all over. Introducing the Checkerboard Pack. Dropping at the end of this month. I will be definitely adding the Sk8-Hi’s into my collection. These just continue more than a decade worth of my Sk8-Hi’s obsession. These are a must pick up. (Image taken from vans.com)

2. Convere X Comme Des Garcons, Polka Dot. I have been meaning to add both styles of these collaborative gems to my archive. As a fan of both brands, I feel that Comme Des Garcons has really brought something unique to this collab with a bold polka dot appearance. (Image taken from doverstreetmarket.com)

3. Nike X Dover Street Market. Smart, sleek and pristine. Going with the fact a lot of my wardrobe is black I’m sticking to the Black Footwear, Comfort for all the Hypebeasts. These are some of the nicest Air Max out at the moment, first pair of Air Max that has made me pay attention, only other pairs were the X Off White The 10’s and Anniversary Aqua colour way. (Image taken from doverstreetmarket.com)

4. Where would the fashion world be without Off White? Constant streams of unbelievable heat coming out from them and this year looks to be the same. The latest kicks are these hi-tops and In True Off White Fashion they are a statement. Bold smart and elegant, perfect to be paired with some cropped trousers and shirt, then you’re all set for a night on the town, hey why not go wild and ‘paint the town Off White’. (Image taken from End Clothing)


 

1. Off White, at it again, damn fine print and sleeve print always swings a win for me. Like I said trying to save in January is hard especially when your taste involves Off White Prices.

2. My wardrobe has a lack of The Hundreds and Rebel 8 in it at the moment. I think this year I am going to aim to build up my collection of these under appreciated streetwear brands.

Valentines is coming, (ahh another holiday, this is also my better halfs birthday so extra January savings! We always make a big fuss and this year is going to be no exception). What screams more romance like a dying rose on a tee? Probably A LOT of things, but that doesn’t stop this tee being outright baller.

3. Comme Des Garcons have brought out their Spring Season. This tee for is the winner, two large hearts creating a striking image, the contrasting colours allow each of the hearts to truly stand out. This by far the best thing in the latest collection. (Image taken from Dover Street Market)

4. Thrasher X Atlantic Drift. Thrasher, is a true power house of skate, and if you are into your boarding then you should know this and already be representing these. This time we see Thrasher collaborating with Atlantic Drift for a capsule collection to coincide with Episode 6 of Atlantic Drift. (Image taken from Slam City Skates)


(Images taken from MRBLD’s Instagram, keeping the leaks and hype strong)

1. Richard Mosse For Supreme.

2. Prodigy. 

3. Chicken Dinner. 

4. Doc Marten X Supreme X Public Enemy. 

Now, I don’t want to go into major detail about these cause, well we don’t even know if these are legit yet. Yet if they are unfortunately the only pieces I am feeling are for me is the Richard Mosse collab. If this is happening we can expect to see Tee’s, Hoody’s, Deck’s and following last years Serrano possibly Vans. If this happens I am going to be all over the Tee, Deck and Vans. So lets wait and see what comes of this leak!

UPDATE: Apparently the Richard Mosse which I was excited to see release is FAKE NEWS. This information comes from a comment direct from the artist claiming that this is false and not going to be happeningI would have liked to have seen this, hopefully Supreme use another great artist for SS18 and in my opinion should see if Richard Mosse would be agreeable for a future collab.


THAT is that then. I will obviously keep you all updated if I cave and purchase something, if I am honest the Converse, Vans and Thrasher Tee are calling my name… I have serious issues. 

LeADeR