If you use a Supreme bot, you have to know the color of any items you want to purchase on release day. If you don’t know what a Supreme bot is, go check out our article explaining why you need one.
Most bots, including Project Destroyer, use a keyword finder that allows you to find the product you want as quickly as possible. To do this, you need to input a product style (a.k.a color) as well as product keywords.
If you’re using Project Destroyer, this guide shows how to set up a release correctly.
If you enter a product style that doesn’t exist, the bot won’t be able to find the item you want! Say you wanted to get the latest Box Logo sweatshirt that’s releasing.
You look at the Supreme F/W ’17 Preview and like this color the best. You input the color “brown” in your bot and run it on release day. The bot picks up the product, but then returns an error saying the product style can not be found! Just like that, you missed out on the most anticipated drop of the year.
So what can be done about this? There are a few ways to accurately guess Supreme product colors so you don’t miss out.
Use Chrome Developer tools
A lot of people don’t know that you can use some simple tricks and the Supreme season preview to find 100% accurate colors for certain items. Here’s how:
1. View the season’s preview on Supreme. You can find this from the Supreme home page, or by clicking this link. This contains all of the items Supreme will be releasing through out the season. This doesn’t include collaborations such as Supreme x Nike.
2. Open up developer tools on your respective browser. Chrome users can navigate to this by clicking the 3 dots in the top right corner, navigating to “more tools” and selecting developer tools. A shortcut is “command+control+i”.
3. Select the item you want to find the color for. For this example, we’ll use the Box Logo sweatshirt. Once you have selected the item, navigate to the “Elements” tab in Developer Tools. Your screen should look something like this.
4. Select the arrow next to “body”. This will expand the HTML body, showing more elements such as header, div, footer. You should select the arrow next to “div”. This will load a ton of text.
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the window. You are looking for a footer element similar to the one seen below.
6. The “data-color-name” is what you need. This will reflect the color you’re looking for. The sweatshirt you previously thought was “brown” is actually “rust”, and your bot will actually be able to find the product come release time!
The issue with this strategy is that the preview only shows single colors for some items. If you look at a group of items as shown below, you’ll see that the “data-color-name” = “GROUP”, not the actual colors. If you can’t find the color you’re looking for, you should try to find other products that have a similar color and match them.
Look at Previous Releases
You can view the product style of items currently available in the Supreme shop. If you can’t find the color of the product you want, see if you can match it with an item that’s already dropped.
You can also use the Project Destroyer keywords archive to sort through drop lists and see what the colors were of past drops.
Supreme uses a wide variety of fairly unique colors, however they tend to be pretty consistent in naming them. Finding a color match usually means you found the correct color to use with your keyword finder.
Use the Europe Drop
Supreme Europe releases first, followed by Supreme US and Japan. The EU release will have the same colors that’ll be used on US and JP, so you can view the Europe site and easily grab accurate keywords. If you’re shopping on US or JP, you’re going to have a much easier time finding accurate colors.
Project Destroyer Blog
Each week, we post a Supreme drop list on the Project Destroyer blog. This includes the items releasing, estimated prices, and the keywords/colors to use with Project Destroyer. You can use this as a resource. We follow the process above to try to provide the most accurate colors before the EU release. Once the EU release is live, we will go back in and make any necessary changes before the US release.
It is best to use the Supreme product colors prior to the EU release as guidelines, since it’s difficult to be 100% accurate with this. If you’d like to play it safe, run releases for multiple colors. If you’re not sure if the color will be “blue” or “royal blue”, set up a release for each. This is the safest way to make sure you’re not missing out!
If you use a combination of the tools in this guide, you should have a much easier time accurately finding Supreme product colors and picking up the items you need come release time!
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