A 20-year old Supreme t-shirt has just been sold for $10,000 USD to an anonymous big-time collector. The tee was sold by Duke Schöning, the man behind ‘Duke’s Archive’, a store that sells some of the most grailed products out there.
The tee comes from a 2001 collaboration between the New York-based skatewear brand and Japanese magazine ‘Tokion’. The tee itself depicts an image of the Tokoin New York office with the phrase ’SUPREME vs TOKION’ over it. The Supreme box logo and Tokion triangle are also featured on the left side of the sleeve.
Tokion was founded in 1996 and acted as a non-literal cultural bridge between America and Japan. Sadly, in 2009, Tokion was sold and a year later was renamed ‘Factory’. The fact that a collaboration could never happen again between the two esoteric brands only adds to the rarity of the collaboration.
Per the Duke’s Archive IG, the t-shirt is recognised “as one of the most rare, obscure and culturally significant pieces ever created in the history of the brand global streetwear as a whole”.
It is rumoured that only 100 of these tees were produced, and this specific item is in immaculate condition, with Duke telling CULTED that “it is near impossible to find another one of these in this condition, so the value is expected to go up even more”.
Check out Duke’s Archive here featuring Supreme, Chrome Hearts and many other sought after brands.