Another week, another Supreme drop. This time, it's rumoured that the streetwear brand will be releasing it's spring/summer 2019 drum kit this Thursday. And with any Supreme drop, no official release or information regarding prices has been made public. But according to @supreme_leaks_news (a source that hasn't disappointed fans yet), the drum kit is set to go for USD3,998, or an estimated SGD5,470.
The Supreme drum kit actually looks really good. But let's be honest, it's basically a custom version of the Session Studio Select kit by renowned drums and percussion manufacturer, Pearl. So yes, this is one of those hyped-up items where you're actually paying for branding over anything else.
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Supreme will only make the drum kit available online during the release, which means, it's fastest fingers first. And if you're lucky and quick enough, you'll be the envy of hypebeasts the world over—even if you have zero skills on the drums.
SGD5,470 is a bit too ridiculous to fork out for a red and white drum kit, you say? Say no more. Here are five other ways to spend that money and (kind of) feel like a rockstar.
Two 12.9-inch 1TB iPad Pros by Apple (SGD2,619 each)
Can't play the drums and lack the hand-eye coordination needed? An iPad Pro is the only tool you'd need to be a musician while on the move. All it takes is a few quick tutorials on using the pre-installed GarageBand app, and you could very well be the next Mark Ronson.
Two Session Studio Select drum kits by Pearl (approximately SGD2,052 each)
It's the actual drum kit without the fancy (and let's face it, slightly ostentatious) red and white Supreme branding. Playing on this iteration would also not cause as much side-eyes and judgements, especially when you're not even half as good as Travis Barker. Imagine showing off amateur drumming skills on the Supreme version. Awkward…
Three patent leather boots by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello (SGD1,510 each)
You don't need killer drum skills to feel like a rockstar. These heeled patent leather boots will help to elongate your legs in those tight, ripped skinny jeans, and create the sort of 'click-clack' sound that will let everyone know that you're about to make your entrance. It also helps that these are from Saint Laurent—the same fashion house favoured by rockstars the likes of Lenny Kravitz and James Bay.
Six tie-dyed flannel shirts by Amiri (approximately SGD910 via Mr Porter)
Amiri is the Los Angeles-based brand that's all rock-and-roll and sex appeal, and priced pretty luxuriously. Which makes sense for someone who's thinking of getting a drum kit that's priced at more than SGD5,000. What's a SGD900 shirt right?
13 Beoplay A1 speakers by Bang & Olufsen (SGD399 each)
Give up and actually enjoy professionals playing your favourite tunes through these compact but incredibly powerful speakers. Each portable Bluetooth speaker lasts for up to 24 hours of playtime and comes in an array of colours. Leave the playing to the pros and spare a thought for your neighbours.
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