i know some stuff are made in thailand. i was out there couple years ago before bape got this big, ppl that worked in the factories were stealing the shirts and selling it on the streets for like 5 bucks.
i never believed that someone would ever came up with this...
i tell you my mang mang. sumemr 2005 i copped some bape shirts at a bmx store, where they mainly sell fox race suits, in indonesia for like $7-10,-, it was for me harder then my wooden to believe that the shit was legit, but it was, the (ape)tags, colours, screenprints etc., everything was legit :shocked: .
i was so curious about it and asked the employees how they get their bape shit (they didnt even knew bape was such a worldwide hype), but they only answered "yeah, this is their latest line awesome colours here we have some more check this and that".
later a dude came to me and wondered why i only took the same brand and as soon i finished my explaination he took me behind the store and showed me a 1 of 1 professional haro bmx with a red all over bape camo that they sell for like $1200,-. i immediately felt my stomach rotating and my head dizzying around the room..
i just thought that i paid for production costs of the shirt orso, but still have my doubts.. it's a vague business :confused: