At last, it’s 6 o’clock in the morning and your phone alarm is blaring at you to wake up and prepare yourself for another compelling day inside an educational institution that either the government, or society, has mandated that you go to. Yes sir, it’s back to school season. Although you may never make it to class on time, you will always have time to flex on all your classmates.
But we've got to see the bigger picture here. Nowadays, anyone can buy a hyped pair of sneakers on StockX or pick up some fire pieces off Grailed. Today, it’s getting harder for youth everywhere to walk into their classes with a wavy fit that’s hella different. Sure, you didn’t take the L on the Supreme drop last week and picked up some fresh Yeezy Boosts. But so did 15 other kids that walked by you in the hallway. How can you switch it up on them?
The answer is simple. You need hitting school supplies. We rounded up some of the best rulers, writing utensils, notebooks, and other back to school necessities to make you the drippiest scholar known to man. Check out the list below that includes everything from Off-White pencil cases to Bathing Ape water bottles.
Louis Vuitton Clémence Notebook Rainbow
Where To Buy It: Louis Vuitton
Pablo Picasso supposedly owned a Moleskine notebook. But let’s be real, an all black notebook held together by a single rubber band is a broke boi flex. If only Pablo had this monogrammed Louis Vuitton one inspired by Virgil Abloh’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
Undercover 'Rebel Bear' Demita Wallmug
Price: £20.00 ($24)
Where To Buy It: Dover Street Market London
With this coffee mug, you could sit inside your college lecture hall and educate all your classmates about your growing interest in archival Japanese fashion and Junya Takashi while flexing a big U logo crewneck and other Mad Store items you picked up a week before school started at DSMNY.
Bathing Ape Nalgene
Where To Buy It: A Bathing Ape
A water bottle is a school essential that speaks a lot about a person’s character. If you hate the ocean and your children’s future, you will continuously buy and toss disposable plastic water bottles instead of simply purchasing a reusable one. Thankfully, there are many options to choose from. Clout chasers usually go for the Hydroflask or S’well while normal folks go for a humble Nalgene or Klean Kanteen.
Here we have the best of both worlds. A regular plastic Nalgene Bottle stamped with Bathing Ape logos. All that this bottle is missing is that a Supreme box logo sticker. Won’t your classmates be so envious.
Maison Margiela Notebook
Where To Buy It: Matchesfashion.com
Composition notebooks are easy to lose and can easily be mixed up with others. This is why you should spend $110 more than usual on this this 30-page, all white, Maison Margiela notebook.
Cartier “R De” Pen
Where To Buy It: Cartier
We already know what you’re thinking. “Why TF would I spend a rack on a pen?” Well, it’s a more sound investment for the first day of college than spending $60 on a fake weed pen cartridge that was cut down with lemon Fabuloso. Please buy the right pen for school.
Only NY Lodge Bic Click Pen
Where To Buy It: Only NY
On the other hand, here’s a retro, and reasonably priced, click pen from Only NY that will not put you into crippling debt with Sallie Mae or give you popcorn lung.
A Cold Wall* Triangle Ruler
Price: £19.00 ($23)
Where To Buy It: Sevenstore.com
The perfect flex to pull out during finals, even if you might struggle to read what you’re actually measuring with the black spray paint.
Tiffany & Co. Paper Clip Bookmark
Where To Buy It: Tiffany & Co.
As described by Tiffany & Co., “an oversized paper clip is reimagined as a whimsical bookmark.” In a world where $120 Off-White binder clips exist, this really isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds. Remember that people won’t think you’re stupid for spending money on this. They’ll think you’re “whimsical.”
Mono Plastic Eraser
Where To Buy It: Blick
We have to throw in something that is actually useful for school. American erasers are an abomination. It’s baffling that from elementary school to college, students continue to erase their mistakes with blocks of pink rubberized stone. These Japanese erasers are the greatest item you can buy off this list. You will never make smudges or burn holes into a Scantron sheet again.
Brain Dead x AIAIAI Headphones
Where To Buy It: Slam Jam
Buy these AIAIAI headphones from Brain Dead so you don’t look like another clone with AirPods.
Where To Buy It: SSense
“CLOUT” PENCIL CASE c/o Virgil Abloh.
Krink NYC Drop Forged Scissors
Where To Buy It: Krink
A silver pair of drop forged weed scissors from the New York City graffiti company, Krink.
Noah Two-Tone Pencils
Where To Buy It: Noah NYC
This is the cheapest item available from Noah. I wonder if we’ll ever get a blog post from Brendan explaining why it costs $2.
Number (N)ine Wireless Charger
Where To Buy It: (N)umber Nine
As what I think Playboi Carti once said: “(N)umber Nine charger, keep it tucked. (N)umber Nine jeans, yuh.”
Awake NY Logo Lanyard
Where To Buy It: Awake NY
It’s unanimous that anyone who wears a lanyard to hold their dorm keys and ID card looks absolutely ridiculous on any college campus. But if you really can’t trust yourself to hold two tiny items that perfectly fit inside your pockets; at least do it with style with this Awake NY lanyard.