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    Question What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    I know what models these are, but does anyone know why they are named what they are?


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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    Thank you, I always wondered what the hell that was.


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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mk70ss View Post
    Thank you, I always wondered what the hell that was.
    No problem. I know it's a weird name to give a brand, but that's what the Japanese often do.

    "A Bathing Ape In Luke Warm Water". Yeah, totally weird.

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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    I wouldn't mind haveing a red DW-6900 Bape, but have no clue as to where I could find a real one, ebay is littered with fakes.
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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by BREAKWATER View Post
    I wouldn't mind haveing a red DW-6900 Bape, but have no clue as to where I could find a real one, ebay is littered with fakes.
    What's so special about a real one? "If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."
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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by dslam View Post
    what's so special about a real one? "if real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."


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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?



    I've always wondered what BAPE meant too.



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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by DSLAM View Post
    What's so special about a real one? "If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."
    The true meaning of Bape.

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    Re: What does "BAPE" and Bathing Ape mean?

    I follow that BAPE is the brand name, but beyond that, what is it that actually makes them special? Are they just a very limited and 'trendy' edition or is there something else that leads to there being a volume of fake models out there?

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