Fucking Young! spoke to Luke Meier, who you probably don't know, but definitely should. Meier is a former creative director of Supreme and co-founded Four Pins favorite OAMC in 2013. OAMC has a signature look we've come to love here: part street, part high-end elegance, part functionality. It's basically the wet dream of anyone who's into the prevailing menswear look of the day. Meier dished on what street style means to him, his disdain for "disposable, useless things" and the lessons he took away from being at the helm of the most seminal streetwear brand of the time. This quote in particular says loads about his time at Supreme:

The most important thing I learned at Supreme is to not compromise. James Jebbia is someone who doesn’t ever settle, regardless of how small or insignificant a detail can seem. This is what people don’t really appreciate about Supreme; everything is well thought out and carefully considered; it’s not just a brand about hype, and that’s why it’s lasted. I can say that working there really gave me confidence in my own perspective and that, while difficult, starting your own business and experiencing success is possible.

Wow, really makes you think. I mean, you can clearly see where he's coming from. He worked at Supreme for a long fucking time and headed up the designer for a minute, so of course he's a bit biased, but would you say that working with someone like, say, Daniel Johnston is about hype? I'm not so sure. Make sure you read the entire thing so you feel better the next time you donate a couple paychecks directly to OAMC.

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