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Post image for The Rolling Stones x Bape tee looks exactly as you’d expect

This must have taken all of 5 minutes to put together, the iconic tongue logo of the Rolling Stones and the camo pattern of Bape. I’m sure I could get annoyed about the laziness and lack of creativity being shown, but it actually looks pretty cool, and a bargain at $90.

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BAPE Star Wars t-shirt parody

I think that buying a parody shirt from RedBubble would probably be the only way I could bring myself to buy anything associated with BAPE. I like the brand, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t see the value in their products.

Costiness=£18.90 Buy it at RedBubble

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a bathing ape charity t-shirt

There seems to be a bit of backlash amongst people (that I’m following on Twitter, at least) against buying things like posters and t-shirts which give a portion of their sales to charity to help with the massive devastation in Japan. I can see the point, why buy something when you could just give directly to a charity instead? Well, I used to think that until I started selling things myself, when I realised I should probably stop being so cynical and accept that people are just trying to do something nice. Almost universally the people selling ‘charity products’ have their hearts in the right place, and most of them tell you to give directly to a charity if you aren’t interested in their product anyway.

If anyone is justified in selling a t-shirt to help Japan it’s a Japanese brand like A Bathing Ape, who I usually don’t mention because their goods (whilst cool) are astoundingly popular, a random t-shirt I looked at on the EU store cost £70. Yes, £70. However, this “rescue and rebuild” t-shirt that they’ve just released actually bucks that trend, costing ‘just’ 3990 yen, which is about £30, downright reasonably by their standards!

I can’t read Japanese so I don’t really know what’s going on with this t-shirt, but it looks pretty cool, and it’ll be doing some good in the world, check it out here.

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Bape opens a US online store… yay.

by Andy on June 16, 2009

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I kind of want to like Bape/A bathing Ape, but whenever I go into their stores or see their stuff online I can’t help but think that it’s all a bit the same, and I wouldn’t want to wear the original stuff. They seem to be cool because people say they’re cool, and because they’re expensive, which is basically the opposite of what HYA is all about, so it’s pretty natural that I’m not so into them, though I must admit that their stores are usually really well designed. Also, the staff in the NY branch are rude. Still, at least now you don’t have to suffer the indignity of being judged when walking in one of their stores and can buy it online.

Bape US Online Store

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