The 10 Most Expensive Supreme Box Logo T-shirts of All TimeStart saving now
When James Jebbia founded the independent skate store Supreme over 25 years ago, he opened the New York shop with a T-shirt featuring the brand’s logo. The Supreme box logo was born and his since seen a meteoric rise. Supreme’s box logo T-shirt is without a doubt one of the most highly coveted items for any streetwear collector. The Supreme box logo, or bogo, has been a staple of the brand, releasing just once every year and has a unique design.
Since 1994, Supreme has continued to surprise fans with the box logo. Collaborations with artists like Jackson Pollock, brands like Commes des Garçons and store opening exclusives have kept fans on their toes. However, some of the most exclusive box logos are held by just a handful of collectors. Samples, never released and 1 of 1s create a grail like status for box logo tee aficionados.
Here, we take a look at some of the most expensive Supreme box logos of all time, explaining more about the story and what makes them so valuable.
Supreme ‘Swarvoski’ Box Logo (2019)
2019 marked the 25th birthday of Supreme. Having become one of the most hyped streetwear brands on the planet, Supreme decided that it was time to drop a special 25th-anniversary box logo with world-famous jewellers Swarovski.
Dropping in three colours, red, black and white, the Supreme Swarovski box logo was simple but extremely eye-catching. Supreme’s classic box logo was replaced with Swarovski jewels, making for one of the most luxurious recreations of the famous box logo design. The two also dropped a collaborative Supreme box logo hoodie too which featured the same jewel design.
The Supreme x Swarovski box logo retailed at €398 but now regularly sell for over €1,000 on the secondary market.
Supreme ‘Sopranos’ Box Logo (1999)
Those of you who are Supreme historians will know a lot about this box logo shirt. Back in 1999, five years into running, Supreme created a box logo T-shirt with a simple but killer twist.
Drawing inspiration from The Sopranos, the classic Italian mafia television programme based in New York, Supreme replaced the ‘r’ with a gun just as the HBO show used. It was a creative twist on a classic logo and it went on to be one of the most sought after pieces not just by Supreme fans but clothing collectors in general.
Given that this Supreme box logo tee is now over 20 years old, finding one is getting harder and harder. It can be done but prices regularly go over €1,250.
Supreme ‘Arabic’ Camo Box Logo (1999)
Fewer Supreme box logo T-shirts have as much mysticism behind them than the sample ‘Arabic’ camo box logo. Made in 1999, these T-shirts never actually saw a release and have since gone on to become two of the rarest Supreme items in existence.
Whilst Supreme has since used camouflage and Arabic across a number of items, back in 1999 it was the first time that the brand had experimented with it. No exact production numbers are known on these but given the fact that only a handful have ever been seen, you can expect these to be super limited.
One appeared on the secondary market for an eye-watering €3,000 a year ago and has since never been seen again.
Supreme x Bape Box Logo (1998)
In 1998, Supreme teamed up with BAPE, the hot new Japanese streetwear brand founded by Nigo, for a number of box logos. In total, 15 different variations of the Supreme x BAPE box logo were created, using unique colours and patterns. One of the rarest of the Supreme x BAPE collab was this.
Using BAPE’s signature camouflage pattern, the box logo featured small apes and was adorned with a white Supreme logo across the front. Whilst you can find other colourways of the Supreme x BAPE bogo, finding this BAPE camo one is almost impossible nowadays.
All credit to Instagram user @crfted, the fact that one of these is even DSWT and for sale is honestly amazing.
Supreme x WTAPS Box Logo (1998)
You’ll have to excuse the poor photo on this one but due to the fact that only a few of these are rumoured to exist, you can see why obtaining a good photo was so difficult. When it comes to rare Supreme box logo T-shirts, this is undoubtedly one of the rarest in existence.
WTAPS and Supreme have a long relationship together, with Supreme stocking WTAPS in its Japanese stores since the start. In 1998, sample box logos appeared featuring a camouflage box logo with the famous “W)” of WTAPS on. Whilst the T-shirts never actually released, they have been seen at various points over the past 25 years.
No one knows much about this box logo, even those who have been following the brand since the early days. Supreme Museum, one of the largest fountains of knowledge on all things Supreme, stated that “I can only remember seeing two of these during the time I have followed the brand.”
If you want one of these, you’re going to have to search for a long time and pay whatever the seller asks.
Supreme x Andrei Molodkin Box Logo (2004)
If you are looking for a cheap Supreme box logo then this ain’t it chief. In 2004, Supreme teamed up with Russian conceptual artist Andrei Molodkin to drop a box logo in Molodkin’s signature ballpoint pen style. However, a one of one sample box logo was also made at the same time.
A red Supreme T-shirt featuring the signature ballpoint box logo on the front was rare enough but on the back featured a screen print of Donald Trump. The shirt was originally listed for $2,000 but once Donald Trump became President of the United States, the value skyrocketed and hit over $20,000 on eBay making it the most expensive Supreme box logo T-shirt of all time.
With this being the only one in existence, you can expect that this shirt will never be seen or shown to the public making it the rarest Supreme box logo T-shirt on this list.
Supreme ‘Louis Vuitton’ Box Logo (2000)
Whilst Supreme x Louis Vuitton may have shocked the world in 2017, it was not the first time that Supreme had ‘worked’ with the brand.
In its early years, Supreme had a bit of a thing for ripping off larger companies logos and putting its own twist on things. Burberry, Gucci and Coca-Cola had all been given the treatment and in 2000, it was time for French fashion house Louis Vuitton to have its turn.
Dropping in black and brown, the Supreme ‘Louis Vuitton’ box logo T-shirt saw Supreme add it’s signature ‘S’ into the classic ‘LV’ pattern. Louis Vuitton hit Supreme with a cease and desist and asked all items which featured the logo to be destroyed. Given that these were skaters they were talking to, they politely declined.
Since the official collaboration in 2017, these have only increased in value due to the story behind them.
Supreme x Nate Lowman Sample Box Logo (2007)
Whilst many Supreme fans will know that when the brand opened its Shibuya store in 2012 it tapped up legendary artist Nate Lowman to drop commemorative box logo featuring two bullet holes. However, there is a rare Supreme box logo that also features Lowman’s work.
The story goes that in 2005/2006 Supreme had contacted Lowman to design the two box logo tees above which featured five bullet holes and a set of decks. For some reason, these never saw an official release and eventually became a gift to select friends and family of Supreme.
The decks can be found nowadays but come with a hefty price tag. The box logos, however, rarely make an appearance and are one of the rarer items on this list.
Supreme ‘Coca-Cola’ Box Logo (1997)
While still in its infancy, Supreme used to bootleg some of the world’s most iconic brands and logos; placing its spin on instantly recognisable slogans. One of the first to receive this homage was none other than Coca-Cola.
Remixing the classic Coca-Cola logo, Supreme changed it to read “Enjoy Supreme” and featured the same white stripe underneath. Rather ironically, it also included “Trademarks ®️” in an almost classic act of skating rebellion.
Finding one of these Supreme Coca-Cola box logos nowadays is getting harder and harder due to age. If you do find one just make sure that you are willing to pay the price!
Supreme ‘Hebrew’ Box Logo (2004)
Supreme was turning nine in 2004. It had opened three stores in Japan after greeting the world into its Lafayette Street Location. Now, however, it was time for Supreme to open a second location in the states.
Supreme opened on Fairfax Avenue which was, at the time, not the hub of fashion as it is today. Located in the historically Jewish neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Supreme unveiled its store opening box logo with the Hebrew box logo. Paying respect to its neighbours, Supreme created the special box logo as a sign of honour.
Finding one nowadays has become increasingly difficult due to the fact that the it is over 15 years old. It can be done but by no means is it easy.
Supreme ‘Mo Wax’ Box Logo (2014)
All Supreme box logos have a story and this is one of the best. Arguably one of the UK’s most important record labels, Mo’ Wax by James Lavelle has stood the test of time. In 2014, the brand was celebrating it’s 21st first anniversary and began collaborating with brands such as BAPE and Nike.
James Lavelle and James Jebbia have a long-standing relationship, dating back to the late 90s; around the time Supreme was opening. At the launch of Mo’ Wax’s “Build and Destroy” installation Mo’ Wax was hooked up with 50 exclusive box logos by Supreme and legendary graffiti artist Futura. The T-shirt, unsurprisingly, sold out quickly and this is one of the rarest bogos from Supreme in existence.
It also means that it is definitely not one of the cheapest Supreme box logos on this list.
We hope you enjoyed this piece on the top 10 most expensive Supreme box logo T-shirts of all time. We’ve covered everything from sample Supreme box logos to Supreme x BAPE box logos. Every Supreme box logo has an important part in the history of the brand but some of the best Supreme box logos have never even released.
For us at KLEKT, box logo shirts are an important part of the history of streetwear. We hope to see many more Supreme bogos as the brand continues to grow and can’t wait to see what else they have in store.