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2005 Supreme Illegal Business Controls America Grey Tee

Sale price$543.00

Illegal Business Controls America : On May 8th 2003, Igor Kotlyar was arrested by the FBI on a 51-count indictment involving conspiracy and wire and mail fraud. During the arrest, the fraudulent stockbroker was coincidentally wearing a Supreme box logo tee. Supreme used the image on a t-shirt and added the words “Illegal Business Controls America” on the back. This t-shirt sparked controversy and exemplifies the rebellious anti corporate identity of the New York skate brand. Four years later Supreme would go on to use this same phrase on a zip up hoodie design. Supreme turned a potentially damaging incident around and made it into an iconic piece of museum worthy streetwear. 


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