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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohinoor View Post
    It was bound to happen. Companies like this (Affliction, Ed Hardy, etc) are very in-the-moment and are not sustainable brands.
    GTFO. You in no which way shape or form could ever compare Bape to Affliction or Ed Hardy.

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    ^His point was, they're all shit that came and went.

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    I got what the comparison was. But I still hold my point as well.

    Bape started in Japan in 1993 and was one of the instigators in making streetwear in what it is today.

    Affliction, Ed Hardy and the rest of Christian Audiegiers wack ass clothing have never had staying power of more than a couple of years. His Von Dutch line is/was another example of that.

    Bape also isn't about to disappear. They have just been bought out.

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    "Streetwear" is whatever rapper/hiphop star is wearing at the moment. Once they move on, everybody else moves on. Bape's sudden popularity in the US was built when Pharrell started sporting their gear, not when the pimple-faced rich kids on hypebeast decided it was "fo real". Another good example is the hundreds.

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    I won't debate on what 'streetwear' is with you, as I will probably agree with you on any of the stereotypical remarks as well.

    I'll admit that I've bought a bunch of the hundreds, mishka, 10 deep and other current 'in' brands, and it's a personal choice, but I can guarantee it wasn't because I saw a certain hip hop entity wearing it. Styles change, brands come and go. I mean, look at the rise, fall and subsequent rise of brands like Stussy.

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    live by the trend, die by the trend.

    i assume he cashed out a lot along the way so it's not big deal; if he didn't, well... he didn't read the market right. w/ a trendy product, that you know has a limited shelf life, crank up the price & go more exclusive; don't go mass unless you have a buyer/partner waiting in the wings (and let them sort out the wreckage.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAMIRZ View Post
    "Streetwear" is whatever rapper/hiphop star is wearing at the moment. Once they move on, everybody else moves on. Bape's sudden popularity in the US was built when Pharrell started sporting their gear, not when the pimple-faced rich kids on hypebeast decided it was "fo real". Another good example is the hundreds.
    yes!!!!! All the young rappers talkin bout they got dem bape and apes. lol
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    just a fad something will replace it but i have to admit i had 2 bape hoodys and i loved them ahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAMIRZ View Post
    "Streetwear" is whatever rapper/hiphop star is wearing at the moment. Once they move on, everybody else moves on. Bape's sudden popularity in the US was built when Pharrell started sporting their gear, not when the pimple-faced rich kids on hypebeast decided it was "fo real". Another good example is the hundreds.
    HAHA^^^ So True... Im Guilty... I had it waaaaaaaay before people were rapping about it...

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    You know what's funny?
    Biggy was wearing Bape long before Pharrell could even think of producing Superthug...


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