How much for this shirt?
How much would you pay for this t-shirt? Before answering, consider that it shows the Nintendo character Mario with an ape on his head. Surely that's worth something.
Also, consider that it's produced by the trendy Japanese clothing company A Bathing Ape (aka Bape), founded by designer Tomoaki "Nigo" Nagao. Some info about him from Wikipedia
After studying fashion editing at college, he worked as an editor and a stylist for Popeye magazine. After borrowing four million yen from an acquaintance, who also let him use his shop, he opened "Nowhere", his first store, on April 1, 1993 in Harajuku, Tokyo. Deciding to start his own brand, he named it after the 1968 film Planet of the Apes. According to Nigo, the name "A Bathing Ape" is short for a Japanese saying "bathing in lukewarm water". Japanese people typically have daily baths in water at temperatures above 40 degrees celsius (104°F). As such, bathing in luke warm water is to complacently over indulge. This is, ironically, a reference to the lazy oppulence of the younger generation of Japanese, the brand's own customers.
So how much would you be willing to pay for it? Unless your answer is $175 or more
, you're not going to have it. Anyway, they're already sold out.
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
It's made of space-age super fibres, right? Like Hypercolor, only cooler?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/10/08 at 10:53 AM
My bid is $0! I've got a personal rule about displaying advertisement on my clothing and/or elseware: I get it for free or I don't display it! Period!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/10/08 at 11:18 AM
Damn!!! I was going to say $170. Sorry but $175 is out of my price range.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/10/08 at 12:01 PM
Hypercolor, those were great *nostalgic*
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/10/08 at 07:55 PM
Jules, did you ever get someone just put their mouth on your shirt and breathe hot air to make a bright pink circle on your arm? Have you ever done it to someone?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/10/08 at 09:15 PM
Yes and yes, I have a slightly older sister so we were stupid kids together. We also used those shirts as an excuse to smack each other, "just trying to make a handprint mom"
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/10/08 at 09:55 PM
Jules, did they make those in underwear? Seems like it would do away with SBD's.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/10/08 at 10:22 PM
I don't know about you, but generally people can't see my underwear
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/11/08 at 08:16 AM
I could have been a little more clear. I was referring to the gang-bangers who walk around with their pants below their asses showing off their undies.
Although, when I went back to college in 2001 I found it difficult to focus with all the young ladies whose thongs were very visible above their hip hugging jeans. I had to stop sitting in the back of the class (I'm an ass-man) and moved up to the front so I wouldn't be distracted.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/11/08 at 08:24 AM
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