If there ever was a quintessential streetwear brand, then Supreme is it. Despite founder James Jebbia’s longstanding rejection of that category, the label has been a model within the industry, maintaining the uber-cool aesthetic that emanated from their roots on Lafayette during their nearly two-decades of global prominence. Yet despite their obvious importance and influence within the culture, the behind the scenes info has been kept to a minimum thanks to Jebbia’s weariness to dilute the mystique that has always been part of the Supreme appeal. The latest in the small list of folks who have managed a sit down interview with the man is Alex Hawgood, who breaks open a bit more of the background in his piece Inside Supreme: Anatomy of a Global Streetwear Cult. The two part story gets at the mind behind the brand, and is a must-read for anybody who has ever ogled a piece of box logo laden apparel. Follow us after the jump for some images from the Supreme lineage and check out Part 1 and Part 2 over at The Business of Fashion.