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March 21, 2012 @ 08:43 PM
futura

Post: 776

Join Date: May 2011

Location: 626

how is the quality on the jackets/shirts/tees. etc though?
at those prices i expect it to be of the utmost supreme quality
March 21, 2012 @ 10:45 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 767

Join Date: Mar 2012

BAPE losing its stronghold is all relative to the amount of people that now wear it; the more people you see wearing the brand, the faster it loses its popularity. Supreme will be the same and so on and on. The reason why "streetwear" brands gain/lose popularity is quite simple -- it boils down to a fade.

When I see 11 and 12 year old kids wearing a brand, it definitely spoils it for me. The same when I see older(45+) people rockin another brand -- it kills it.

The only way you can stay consistent and become an everlasting brand is by keeping it simple, i.e. look at POLO, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren blah, blah, blah -- simple and timeless designs. It may not be what the "streetwearing" crowd wants, but I bet they are going to be here way past my time.

Joey

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

March 21, 2012 @ 10:56 PM
Ape2

Post: 159

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: San Diego

BAPE losing its stronghold is all relative to the amount of people that now wear it; the more people you see wearing the brand, the faster it loses its popularity. Supreme will be the same and so on and on. The reason why "streetwear" brands gain/lose popularity is quite simple -- it boils down to a fade.

When I see 11 and 12 year old kids wearing a brand, it definitely spoils it for me. The same when I see older(45+) people rockin another brand -- it kills it.

The only way you can stay consistent and become an everlasting brand is by keeping it simple, i.e. look at POLO, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren blah, blah, blah -- simple and timeless designs. It may not be what the "streetwearing" crowd wants, but I bet they are going to be here way past my time.

Joey


100% truth in this statement.

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March 23, 2012 @ 02:00 AM
kaddy54

Post: 57

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Canada

i work in the ghetto and see atleast 2 fake bape items a day no lie shits sad
March 23, 2012 @ 09:08 AM
0nly5leeping

Post: 53

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

brand is still clean and i dont mind the revamped camo. there will always be loyal bape and supreme fans, but yes it seems like they lose steam because they are hype for awhile, doesnt mean theyre dead
March 23, 2012 @ 11:17 AM
thrillmatic

Post: 746

Join Date: Nov 2011

Once the hood got ahold of it..


Sigh, just blame it on us nignogs, can't blame anyone else,.. Lord knows Jews outside of Mac Miller don't rock this brand.

"Rap in 2012 is basically just a mad dash for people of EVERY human subset to be represented by a rapper." - damnwitless1

March 24, 2012 @ 03:23 PM
chris123

Post: 28

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: UK





Q7. Do you think that customers who were loyal to shopping at BAPE for their clothes and other are still loyal to the brand today?
March 25, 2012 @ 08:52 PM
asapcafferey23

Post: 5

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: Chicago

Bape is never dead.
March 26, 2012 @ 07:42 PM
D E A T H

Post: 123

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Drain City, USA

I fuck with bape, i hope more ppl stop wearin it. Less hype kids

If you are given life you owe a death.

March 27, 2012 @ 05:09 AM
dr0z

Post: 122

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

Just like any brand, therer will always be loyal fans who'll be rocking it even if it's no longer a popular trend.
March 28, 2012 @ 06:46 AM
Spitn2

Post: 196

Join Date: Aug 2010

When hype/trends die down, only the true fans will remain.
March 28, 2012 @ 02:19 PM
goldANDsacks

Post: 3189

Join Date: Jul 2009

i dunno. i went to the BAPE shops in Seoul a couple of times, and i felt weird there. mainly because most of the shoppers were rich young parents (around their 30's) buying clothes for their kids (under 10). i felt like i was shopping a baby gap.
March 28, 2012 @ 06:25 PM
chris123

Post: 28

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: UK

i dunno. i went to the BAPE shops in Seoul a couple of times, and i felt weird there. mainly because most of the shoppers were rich young parents (around their 30's) buying clothes for their kids (under 10). i felt like i was shopping a baby gap.


So wait, what type of shoppers do you guys normally see there because I normally see young guys my age
March 28, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
totalespionage

Post: 1677

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: DMV

I went to the BAPE store in NYC about 5-6 years ago. I saw people around my age group and a bit older (17-25 I would say). But that was a while ago and Im sure it depends on where you live and how it's presented only to a certain demographic as opposed to the U.S.
March 31, 2012 @ 02:23 AM
itspremedoe

Post: 139

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: LA

Bape isn't dead but comparing to how they were doing before, it is pretty safe to say it's declining. I believe the only reason why a brand like Supreme can "last longer" than Bape is because of their logo. Supreme has a very simple yet effective box logo, it's also red which catches the attention of many people. Bapes logos may be funky and fresh but after a certain period of time, they can start to get boring. Good simple design lasts longer than any "playful" logo, that must always be brought up when discussing longevity of brands.

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March 31, 2012 @ 12:58 PM
chris123

Post: 28

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: UK

So is it safe to say that most of you guys still shop at bape? :D
March 31, 2012 @ 04:34 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 767

Join Date: Mar 2012

So is it safe to say that most of you guys still shop at bape? :D


Nope. I have never bought anything from them. I have yet to find a design I like and I never bought into their hype.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

March 31, 2012 @ 07:51 PM
itspremedoe

Post: 139

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: LA

So is it safe to say that most of you guys still shop at bape? :D


Nope. I have never bought anything from them. I have yet to find a design I like and I never bought into their hype.


Yeah same here, I can respect a lot of the things they have done over the years but not to the extent where I had to copp something from them.

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March 31, 2012 @ 08:05 PM
CTorchid

Post: 180

Join Date: Jun 2011

So is it safe to say that most of you guys still shop at bape? :D


I still shop at bape even though now at days you only see lines when they have collabs like the CDG x BAPE.

and yes all the people lining up are 13-17 year old kids or people just to resell.
March 31, 2012 @ 08:28 PM
VOMITSPIT

Post: 2940

Join Date: Apr 2010

Bape never fell off... there prices are just stupid. I'm not going out my way to pay $150 for an american apparel quality shirt with a Monkey on it.

I'm not about that life sad

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March 31, 2012 @ 08:29 PM
nexx42

Post: 215

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: United States

if bape had decent prices it would be all gravy...but they dont i will never spend $100 on t-shirt especially when gas is $4.15 a gallon.
March 31, 2012 @ 10:49 PM
scarlem

Post: 376

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: toronto/seoul

bape is the KING of asian streetwear
March 31, 2012 @ 11:05 PM
thrillmatic

Post: 746

Join Date: Nov 2011

Bape never fell off... there prices are just stupid. I'm not going out my way to pay $150 for an american apparel quality shirt with a Monkey on it.

I'm not about that life sad
if bape had decent prices it would be all gravy...but they dont i will never spend $100 on t-shirt especially when gas is $4.15 a gallon.

"Rap in 2012 is basically just a mad dash for people of EVERY human subset to be represented by a rapper." - damnwitless1

March 31, 2012 @ 11:41 PM
scarlem

Post: 376

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: toronto/seoul

thank god pinoys can't afford bape
March 31, 2012 @ 11:49 PM
VOMITSPIT

Post: 2940

Join Date: Apr 2010

thank god pinoys can't afford bape



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April 1, 2012 @ 03:03 AM

Inactive

thank god pinoys can't afford bape


April 1, 2012 @ 12:54 PM
chris123

Post: 28

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: UK

Q8. Was BAPE in your opinion just a brand of trend and nothing more?
April 1, 2012 @ 01:49 PM
$$$$$

Post: 1776

Join Date: May 2011

Location: NY

Bape wasn't or isn't just a trend. It has quality clothing. The "hype" has died down from where it once was because of all the counterfeits they had. Also more street wear brands came along with a lot more reasonable prices. Bape is really expensive. $90 for a graphic T-shirt is bull shit.
April 1, 2012 @ 11:44 PM
Axraexl

Post: 3196

Join Date: Jun 2010

Location: Isolation

Hmm

Run away from the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, the land of the sinking sand

April 2, 2012 @ 06:04 PM
totalespionage

Post: 1677

Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: DMV

Bape wasn't or isn't just a trend. It has quality clothing. The "hype" has died down from where it once was because of all the counterfeits they had. Also more street wear brands came along with a lot more reasonable prices. Bape is really expensive. $90 for a graphic T-shirt is bull shit.


I see what all of you guys are saying but, NIGO said that BAPE is a "High end" fashion label. I know his words don't justify the prices but I can see what he means. Plus BAPE has far more superior quality in their pieces than a lot of these brands that are popular now (Supreme much??confused

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