13  Dec
Bape catalogue

For everyone wondering where I got the Bape catalogue for my last post, I downloaded it from the official BAPE website, here is the link.

The official BAPE site

You will need to download the program which gathers the latest catalogue data for you.  There is applications for both mac and windows based operating systems.  Once you download and run the program you will have many choices to choose from besides the clothing such as music by teriyaki boyz and other artists on the BAPE recording label.  The program also contains information on upcoming events, products and other news.  Music plays in the background but it is a very short loop and gets very repetitive after awhile.  To turn it off click on the speaker icon in the top right of the catalogue interface.  It is a pretty easy to use GUI so download it and try it for yourself.

Posted by kagejin, filed under cool, BAPE. Date: December 13, 2007, 10:33 pm | No Comments »

14  Nov
DC Bape Collection

I was checking out the Bape catalogue and came across the DC themed collection. I am glad they are up for sale again and hope it stays that way for a while because I wan’t at least a pair of Batman Bape’s. I took some screen-shots with the prices so you can all see what they look like and know how much money it will cost.

$1 = ¥100 (aprox.)

Batman Bapes

The Batman BAPE’s, these are my favourite of the collection cause Batman kicks ass. The shoes are black and yellow, with the bat symbol on the outside of the tongue. It’s hard to come by black and yellow shoes but I think the combination goes good, perfect for getting noticed since no one else will have a style like them.

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Iron Man is one of the best DC characters created. These shoes are cool, but I could see someone in L.A. getting shot over these.

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Superman Bapes

The Superman Bapes.

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Super Woman Bapes

Wonder Woman Bapes.

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Posted by kagejin, filed under DC, BAPE. Date: November 14, 2007, 11:56 pm | No Comments »

So I have been getting a lot of questions and requests regarding BAPE. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked question (CAQ).

Q. How much is an average pair of BAPE STA shoes?

A. There are some special theme branded shoes with Marvel comic themes to them,. I have seen Iron Man, Superman, Superwoman, and Batman. There are probably some other themes as well. These themed shoes cost more then the average pair as they are using Marvel property for the themes. A regular pair of BAPE’s costs about ¥1600 - ¥2000 which is about $160 - $200 CND.

Q. Where can I buy BAPE?

A. BAPE has 33 oficial stores located in Japan. In the U.S.A. there are two stores; one is in Los Angeles, and the other is in New York City. There is also stores in Europe and in Hong Kong. Because Bape sells different styles at different stores, people would get the best variety by buying BAPE in Japan.

Q. What does BAPE mean?

A. BAPE stands for a Bathing Ape. The company was created by Dj Nigo; he called the company a Bathing Ape because it is an expression used in Japan to mean spoiled which is what he thinks of the current generation in Japan.

Posted by kagejin, filed under CAQ, Japan, BAPE. Date: September 26, 2007, 6:48 pm | No Comments »

Check it out everybody…. coming from Japan is ‘A Bathing Ape’ a.k.a. BAPE.  I had never heard of BAPE before but they have some very nice stuff.  A big part of BAPEs popularity is that they release limited time clothing designs, and depending on which store in Japan you goto they will have different styles in each city.  Tokyo may have green camo hoodies, Yokohama would have a different colour/style, and Sapporo would have its own colour/style as well.  Prepare to do a lot of travelling if you want to get a complete series.

Due to high demand for BAPE products people need to be careful that they are actually getting authentic merchandise.  Here is an alright video going over how to spot a fake from the real thing.

 Bape or Fake?

 Here is a pic of BAPE STA style shoes.

Gold BAPEs

I know your all wondering where you can get your own stuff.  If you are looking for BAPE in Canada, drop me a line.

Posted by kagejin, filed under Japan, BAPE. Date: August 28, 2007, 2:48 pm | No Comments »