clothing company founded by Nigo. made popular by such celebrities as Pharell Williams (Neptunes, N.E.R.D.).
(bapes): the air force one looking shoes by the bathing ape company. also called: bape sta.
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"Bathing Ape" (aka BAPE) is a Japanese clothing company founded by designer Nigo in Tokyo, Japan in 1993. Nigo incorporated simian/gorilla images with hip-hop fashions to create clothes and accessories, as well as other items such as action-figurines. Bape was popularized in North America by icons such as Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D) and continues to grow.
a condensed version of the name "Bathing Apes", a japanese name brand of clothing sold worldwide. Very popular in California.
"Bapes" if they're shoes, and "Bape" if its a jacket
That nigga's Bape jacket is fake.
It was soon butchered by the likes of rappers like Soulja Boy when he released his album which included the song "Bapes".
Friend: Shieeet, fo' real?
Japanese/American that actually knows a thing or two about hip-hop unlike some fakeass rapper: *nods head* your never gonna survive kid.