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Esquire (Singapore) - - Port­fo­lio -

your lady-friends may have in­formed you, ac­quir­ing Her­mès’ leg­endary Birkin bag isn’t easy. But it can be a great deal sim­pler than get­ting your hands on a sought-af­ter piece from skat­estyle mae­stro, Supreme. Though one is high luxury and the other fac­tory-made streetwear, both are hard to ob­tain for the same rea­son: scarcity.

In the case of the Birkin, its rar­ity is a re­sult of de­mand out­strip­ping the pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of the hand­ful of French crafts­peo­ple suf­fi­ciently skilled to con­struct the bag. When it comes to the Supreme “grail”, how­ever, rar­ity is a mat­ter of de­lib­er­ate choice—the com­pany in­ten­tion­ally makes far fewer units than

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