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Apparel - October 8, 2021

Supreme Rocker T-shirt: Supreme Pick of the Week

Nick Matthies

Nick Matthies is a Content Manager at StockX.

Supreme released their annual Fall T-shirts collection in Week 7 of Fall/Winter 2021, delivering eight new t-shirts including the Rocker T-shirt, which features a Charlie Brown flip.

Supreme released their annual Fall T-shirts collection in Week 7 of Fall/Winter 2021, delivering eight new t-shirts including the Rocker T-shirt, which features a Charlie Brown flip.

This article is part 62 of 107 in the series: StockX Pick Of The Week

Supreme releases new t-shirts every season like clockwork. The seasonal releases have become so regular for the brand that the collections have actually come to receive their own specific names. Every season, Supreme sets aside multiple weeks to drop between six and eight t-shirts in what they traditionally call their Spring, Fall, Summer, or Winter Tees collection. Week 7 of Fall/Winter 2021 included this season’s Fall Tees collection, which has produced the Charlie Brown-inspired Rocker Tee, our pick of the week.

Supreme’s Fall/Winter 2021 Fall Tees release included eight new graphic t-shirts. Three t-shirts stood out as highlights from the collection, including the Crash T-shirt, the America Eats Its Young T-shirt, and the Rocker T-shirt. The Crash T-shirt features a Sean Cliver-illustrated Supreme Formula 1 car on the brink of a catastrophic crash in which it looks to have lost an entire wheel. The America Eats Its Young T-shirt features a blue-hued graphic photo of Nas and DMX which was also used as an all-over print on a Supreme GORE-TEX Jacket in Week 1 of this season.

Supreme Rocker T-shirt

The Supreme Rocker T-shirt hasn’t been the most popular t-shirt to release as a part of the Fall Tees collection. Both the America Eats Its Young T-shirt and the Crash T-shirt have performed better on the resale market so far. But what sets the Supreme Rocker T-shirt apart is the Charlie Brown graphic reference that appears on its chest.

Like the Crash T-shirt that depicts a soon-to-be fireball of a Formula 1 Car, the Supreme Rocker T-shirt tells its own story with just a single image. On the chest of the Rocker T-shirt is an angsty looking Charlie Brown drawing, in which the cartoon character is holding a guitar. Below Charlie Brown is a handwritten Supreme logo and a hand-drawn anarchy symbol. This graphic demands: what if the beloved Charlie Brown turned punk? In that way, the Supreme Rocker T-shirt is somewhat subversive, transforming the traditionally safe and wholesome Charlie Brown into a potential punk icon with an anarchic world view.

For those who haven’t been following Supreme for very long, the brand is infamous for reworking well known logos of other brands (also known as flipping a logo) that have oftentimes later resulted in actual collaborations with the brands. Earlier this season, Supreme flipped the Shrek logo, and in Spring/Summer 2021 the brand flipped an image of the fiery Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Raphael, delivering a t-shirt featuring the character wearing a Supreme bandana

In the past, Supreme has been very open and even brash about its blatant logo remixes. In the early 2000’s, the brand was sued for flipping the Louis Vuitton Monogram (the two would later officially collaborate). Other popular brands who’ve had their logos flipped by Supreme are Patagonia, ICEE, Newport, Cat in the Hat, and more. With the release of the Rocker T-shirt, Supreme is extending its ever-expanding reach even further into the nostalgia that dominates popular culture.

Buy & Sell the Supreme Rocker T-shirt along with other T-shirts released as a part of the Week 7 drop below.