Supreme collector to host exhibition and sale of 1,000-piece archive

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Ross Wilson, who has been collecting Supreme items since the store first opened in the early ‘90s will be selling the majority of his collection of vintage and rare Supreme clothing items and accessories via The Idle Man men’s fashion retailer.

Wilson spent his childhood skateboarding around spots like South Bank and Royal Oak and was a huge fan of future Supreme collaborator Mark Gonzales. He discovered the Supreme store during a trip to the USA in 1994, where he hung out and chatted to the staff.

His first Supreme purchase was a classic red box logo t-shirt that he bought for $19. Over the years he bought many more Supreme items, only ever direct from one of the stores in NYC, LA, Tokyo, or London. Some of the items in his collection were also gifted from Supreme. He only bought items for personal use, not because they were potentially valuable.

Wilson has now decided to clear out his Supreme collection to make room in his house and pass some of the original iconic items onto the next generation of Supreme fans. About three quarters of his collection will be available for sale.

Some key pieces in the collection include the original Supreme x Spalding basketball, a leopard print Nuptse jacket in collaboration with The North Face, Friends & Family exclusives, and production samples.

The exhibition and retail project titled “Wilson’s Vaults: A Supreme Archive” will be held at The Idle Man’s retail space in London. All items will be available online and will be sold at fixed price by a raffle system that will allocate items at random.

The collection will become available online on 1st February, only for those who have pre-registered at The Idle Man website. The website will be available until the 8th of February and successful shoppers will be notified of their purchase on Friday February 9th.

Highlights from Ross Wilson’s collection will be displayed at The Idle Man, 97 Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TS on Friday 2nd February and Saturday 3rd February. Opening hours: 11.00-19.00 GMT