23 October 2007

What the F is "Bape"?

Bape this, Bape that. Bo knows Bape. Bape here, Bape there, motherfuckin Bape everywhere.

But what the F is Bape? Am I that out of the loop? Or am I just so fucking cool that Bape is below me? Yes, I think its the latter.

From what I've gathered, Bape seems to be some sort of bizarre amalgam of Japanese FRUiTS, Shepard Fairey's Andre the Giant Has A Posse campaign and Paul Frank's Julius the monkey.

"A Bathing Ape or BAPE is a Japanese clothing company founded in 1993 by a Nigo a/k/a Tomoaki Nagao.

The company specialises in urban and hip-hop fashion, operating stores in Japan including BAPE, BAPE Store, Foot Soldier & the BAPESCLUSIVE store.

The company also operates Bape Cuts hair salon, Bape Café and gallery, Bape Sounds records. There are stores located in Hong Kong, London, New York, 2 locations in Taiwan and a new location in Los Angeles.

Nigo also founded the womens clothing lines "APEE" which is the female version of BAPE, and "BAPY" which is the female "couture" clothing line."
Um, yeah hi, what the FUCK are you talking about?!?!

Can someone explain to me what this Bape phenom is all about?

I do know your boy Pharrell Williams a/k/a Overhyped Johnson has something to do with Bape coming to NYC; what exactly I have no clue. I believe it has something to do with "Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear", whatever the fuck thats all about.

Here's some more bullshit I don't understand:
"After borrowing four million yen from an acquaintance, who also let him use his shop, Nigo opened “Nowhere”, his first store, on April 1, 1993 in Tokyo. Deciding to start his own brand he named it after Planet of the Apes.

According to Nigo the name "A Bathing Ape" is short for a Japanese saying "bathing in lukewarm water" which is supposed to be a spirtual practice -- a reference to Japanese young generation being spoiled, pampered and too complacent.

To expose the brand he gave T-shirts to the lead singer of Cornelius who wore them when performing. For two years he produced 30 to 50 shirts a week, selling half and
giving half to friends.

Bape is worn by a variety of celebrities such as: Kanye West, Jin (The Emcee), Omarion and Pharrell."
OK, I know Kanye and Pharrel, the other dudes... no idea.


This is not a Rolls Phantom ruined with camo all over it; apparently, this is "Bape"

Ummm... rap dudes actually wear this shit?!

Um, Bugatti is one of the fastest marques of automobile and one of the most exclusive car producers of all time. The company is legendary for producing a few of the fastest sports cars in the world. These cars never go for under 6 figures. And this dude decided to ruin his with this Bape shit.


Anonymous said...

i dont see how you hate bape so much.

personally i quite like bape.
and it's pretty cool to have.
people have different tastes and everything.
and i respect that you have an opinion on this matter.
but i dont think that you should keep saying that he ''ruined'' this by putting his ''bape shit'' on there.
because if i was the creator of bape i would be quite offended.

Anonymous said...

Bape is bizarre ya but as long as you get it on sale its good, there is a bape store online that all my friends shop at here http://www.bape.in but I really dont like the style so I only bought 2 items.

Anonymous said...

mate bape is legendary, your obviously, no offence, but a bit of a geek. its the latest range of high class clothing created by talented people. try and put some style in your wardrobe, stop letting mummy dress you.

Anonymous said...

You Are Probobly one of them gothic pepoeple whos just wearin balck and red or other dark color

i dont know how can you hate bape like that

Nigo Start An New Era For The Fashion

Thats Colorful And Original

If You Can Just hatin Taste Of Other Pepeople Stp Writin Things Like And The Car is Pretty Cool Whit The Colors Of Bape

Anonymous said...

i cant see how you
couldnt like BApe.
youre probably just
a nerd and yes i
do hope it offends you!!
The way you offend Nigo
sayin he ruinned stuff
with the BApe.

Anonymous said...

nobody will even wear this ape/camo shit in 5-10 years. its you little fucking scene kids thats using mommy and daddys visa to buy your gay ass clothes cause some rich rapper has it.

Anonymous said...

I agree bape is for wannabes and hype whores, who else would wear this rainbow ass shit.

Anonymous said...

wow, yeah to each his own, but as far as "getting it on sale" hahaha. the only place to buy bape is in the store, and it doesnt go on sale. as far as it not being around for 5-10 years, its already 15 strong.