Supreme is notorious for various reasons: its popularity, the much-hyped collaborations (that don't always pan out), the lengths some go to cop, the resell culture, and the endless cycle connecting it all together.
The complex process of owning the brand makes it that much more meaningful when you finally do get your hands on it. But sometimes, the streetwear gods part the clouds and allow blessings to pour upon you. One person revealed one such serendipitous experience via the r/streetwear subreddit over the weekend.
Reddit user CokeSlurpees posted a series of photos to the platform, telling people that they had stumbled upon a pile of $4 t-shirts at a local Kmart that was going out of business. Hidden in the mass of cloth was something the streetwear-obsessed could only dream of: blank Supreme-tagged tees. But how?
CokeSlurpees did their own research, and came up with this explanation: "From pics I could find, these shirts look like they're FW16 and SS17," they wrote. "American Apparel announced they were going out of business earlier this year. For some reason these shirts didn't get shipped to supreme. They were supposed to have their tags cut off (like the other ones) and were thrown in a lot with other shirts and liquidated to Kmart."
After further investigation, Redditors pointed out that the colorways matched the yellow "Nun" shirt from SS17 and the olive Nobuyoshi Araki tee from FW16. To quote Reddit user Gomzey: "I swear y'all live in an alternate dimension where stuff like this happens."
If you're looking for a similar Supreme come-up, you might want to check the next flight to the nearest dimension—or a random American suburb where a Kmart is going out of business.