If the lack of hypebeast-worthy mealtime accoutrements is something you’ve quietly lamented in the past, you’ll love this: As part of their AW ’17 collection, Supreme will release a set of plastic chopsticks. Yep, that’s right, someone sat in a (red, Supreme branded) boardroom somewhere and said, “Man, you know what could really use a makeover? Chopsticks. They’re so boring, all utilitarian and predictable and inexpensive. Let’s toss our name on them, mark up the price, and watch them sell like hotcakes! Er, like chopsticks!” And, of course, that Supreme exec was right because people are already freaking out over them.
The price of the chopsticks — which, it much be said, are pretty damn sleek looking — is still unconfirmed, but knowing the market for Supreme, they’d be worth buying when they hit shelves on August 17 and the internet on August 24 just for the inevitable resale value. And while the chopsticks may win the prize for most absurd item in the brand’s latest collection, there are some others that give them a run for their money, including, but not limited to: a Supreme sake set, a Supreme shovel, Supreme sled, a Supreme paperweight with money inside it (??), a Supreme welcome mat, and a freaking Supreme blimp.
To be fair, last year’s Supreme brick saw people dropping three figures for what was essentially a useless, decorative item. At least these overpriced novelty chopsticks serve a real purpose: to remind you whilst your slurp your ramen of exactly why it is you’re subsisting off of ramen.