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SS18 Supreme ‘Illegal Business Controls America’ Slogan Hoodie

SS18 Supreme ‘Illegal Business Controls America’ Slogan Hoodie


Measurements & Condition


Chest - 24.25 in / 61.6 cm

Length - 28 in / 71.1 cm

Shoulders - 20.75 in / 52.7 cm

Sleeve Length - 26.5 in. / 67.3 cm

Hem - 19.75 in / 50.2 cm


Condition 9/10

  • In 2005, Supreme released a graphic t-shirt featuring stockbroker Igor Kotlyar as he’s arrested in a box logo. The original image was taken in 2003, after FBI detectives busted Kotlyar and his crew for bilking $2.5 million in fraudulent software shares. As a result, ensemble was hailed into federal court on 51 counts of conspiracy and security crimes, as well as wire and mail fraud. Via telephone, the five ‘brokers’ were able to trick 31 investors into buying company shares, finding Kotlyar guilty with 5 years of prison, 36 months of home confinement, 42 concurrent weekends of intermittent confinement at a halfway house and 30 days of residential substance abuse treatment. Violating these terms, he would then be serve an additional 9 months of imprisonment, paying hundreds of thousands in restitution and fines. This event would spark Supreme’s infamous slogan ‘Illegal Business Controls America’, which debuted on the underside of the t-shirt.


    In an electric blue colour way, this hoodie features bold script lettering among embroidered and ribbed hems. Reading ‘Illegal Business Controls America’ in a linear font, Supreme branding is found atop the hood, complete with a wide cut and heavy weight textile. Tagged as a size large, in pristine condition throughout.

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