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.Um, yeah hi, what the FUCK are you talking about?!?!
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."
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.OK, I know Kanye and Pharrel, the other dudes... no idea.
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."
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.