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 »

I found an awesome Japanese tv show called Pythagora switch.  The show is videos of different rube goldberg machines, some more complex than others.  I wish there was tv shows like this when I was a kid, instead I had crap like today’s special.

 Check it out, and prepare to be amazed!

Posted by kagejin, filed under tv shows, cool, Japan. Date: September 21, 2007, 7:08 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 »