For me, I was somewhere in the heart of bolivia, around a city with a foreign name that seems to have slipped my name at the moment, when I saw a small fire burning down a dimly lit alley, Suspiciously I decided to check it out. I saw a group of people dressed differently from the natives of the area, they had come from america, and were holding an exclusive meeting about the future of streetwear. At first sighting of me, shots were fired, but when they heard me yell in their language, they settled. As I had been exposed to the streetwear outfits they had been wearing, it was either kill me or induct me into the society, I had just picked a dimesack and they didn't really have much to do, so I was welcomed pretty whole-heartedly.
I can't really recall the first time I learned about it, but I had seen something like bape a while back, and jus looked around on the net, and asked some friends who had been in it for minute, and so it began.