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Does "Bape" stand for "Baby Ape"?

Hehe, I'm glad to see the old days of Sesame Street/Electric Company subversive humor is still alive and kicking!

One-Two-Three-Four-Five---Six-Seven-Eight-Nine-Ten---ELEVEN-TWELVE!

Doo, do-do-do-do, do-doo, do-do-do-do-do-do-do, DOO!

DOO-Do-DOO!


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Yup, big fan of "The Street" over here...
nobody f*#ks with Mr. Snufalupugus!

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LOL...I've heard of Bape before (didn't realize they made special hoodies tho).

I searched Google for "Bape hoodies" and clicked the first link:
http://www.tradekey.com/ks-bape-hoodies/

Those looked like baby clothes to me...especially the first one.

So I instantly thought of old school black humor in Sesame Street,
where everything is a drug reference or something negative.
Yet every mother is blind to it and loves to have her children watch.

Baby clothes = Bape (cool name) = Baby Ape (inside joke)

But...no such luck.
And I was really looking forward to seeing mom's walking around with their little baby ape's wearing their little bape jackets!
 

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Sorry for the double post, but here's your answer...

If that link I posted above is indeed what your after...
those are probably printed on cotton material FIRST, then assembled into hoodies AFTER.

So unless your a screenprinter and seamstress looking to manufacture clothing from scratch,
it may be hard to screenprint every square inch of a pre-assembled hoodie.

If you want to try, look at "Authentic Pigment" and "HYP" clothing, they both offer 100% ringspun cotton hoodies...
but they're expensive compared to standard fleece hoodies from "Jerzees" and "Gildan".

Otherwise, you can probably find blank rolls of raw cotton fabric at a fabric store.
Hire a local seamstress and bang out some designs...
offer them as ultra-exclusive, one-per-customer rarities for outrageous prices and BAM - you got yourself FUCT.

That's where BAPE got the idea to market their stuff - them and OBEY.
 

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djmus said:
ya im just tryin to find that same fabric and same type of full zip up hoodie not the design of it
That's what I'm saying...
that hoodie wasn't sewn first, then printed.
It was printed first, then sewn.

So the only way you'll find it blank, is by taking it into a fabric store and asking them to find you a roll of raw cotton.

These types of clothes fall into the "fashion" category...
fashion usually means the clothes are actually cut from raw cotton, printed and then sewn together (manufactured) by the designer...or sub-contractor.

They are not purchased in bulk at wholesale t-shirt warehouses.
That's what makes them expensive, they're created in limited production.

It's designer clothing.


lucid apparel said:
Wow...is that the same FUCT that was big with skateboarding in the early 90s?
Yup...that was back when "cool-kid" t-shirts we're actually cool.
Now it's all megadeathcorporations playing the D.i.Y. card and fooling everyone into thinking it's cool (*cough* Junk Food *cough*).
 

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hey man, this year i made a hoody with a full zip. exacly like the bape hoodies, i dont think you'll be able to find them just around.. unless maybe you got in contact with fake bape sellers.. but i really wouldnt want anyone to do that, there horrible quality.. try making your own, its really not that hard. get a hoodie pattern off the internet.. buy some heavyweight 100% cottom sweat shirt matts some ribbing and about a 42 inch zip. (hard to find) and wack it together :D
 

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Wow, this thread is almost 3 years old...
I don't think the companies you just named were even in existence back when the OP asked the question!!

LOL... j/k!

But seriously, so much has changed since then...
with holographic walk-in closets that allow you to wear anything your mind can imagine,
who needs t-shirt printing anymore?!?!

:p
 
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