The truth about washing Ape hoodies. How would you feel if I told you that your $100 Bathing Ape hoodie was made in Bangladesh, not Japan? This may sound too good to be true, but unfortunately, most Bape hoodie and shirts sold in the United States are made in Asian factories, not Japan, where you may have believed they were made. When you’re shopping for an Ape hoodie, first of all, you want it to be honest, so make an informed decision before buying one of these overpriced garments.
Should you buy BAPE’s first hoodie?
The question is not whether to buy a BAPE Hoodie, but which one? Despite what you might think, not all creatures are created equal. Keep reading to know the quality when buying a designer hoodie like BAPE.
What size do I buy?
If you’re shopping for a BAPE shirt or hoodie, it can be challenging to figure out what size you can get. There are no middle sizes: running too big or too small, so which one? This post will walk you through all the rating options and help you choose which one is right for you.
Where should I buy it?
The first thing to look for when buying a Bathing Ape Hoodie is how many inks are used. Look at the pictures and descriptions of some of the shirts on eBay and you will find many fakes that only use two or three colors. Genuine Bape uses more than 15 colors, so don’t buy unless it says how many colors are used.
Is it worth waiting for the drops?
When it comes to BAPE clothing, are we really counting it? Will there be any BAPE drops in the future? Is it worth waiting for the drops?
The BAPE x Adidas shoes are one of the most hyped releases of 2017. But is it worth waiting for the drops?
Bape has taken its time to develop and release new gear, but with intense scrutiny over their drops these days, you might be wondering if the hype is worth the wait.
As much as it’s awesome to try and get the latest items, they’re not going to make you any money. If you go to buy a shirt at Raf Simons’ showroom, this won’t get you into the house party of the rich and famous. This is business.
BAPE hoodie are popular for a reason, and for many, the hype is warranted. There have been similar drops in the past that have garnered attention from the masses, and there will likely be more such drops in the future (although it’s hard to predict). So shouldn’t you care about these?
With this BAPE drop, the question is: is it worth waiting for the drops? The answer is a resounding yes. The drop consists of five different styles, a jacket, hoodie, long sleeve shirt, and two pairs of pants. Three of these styles feature camo prints that stand out on every part of their respective (for lack of a better word) “style” (of course, I use that term quite loosely).
BAPE has a following that includes celebrities and high-profile influencers. Even though the hype can get exhausting, you will find nothing that compares to the quality of their wares. For example, many have dropped their hoodies/shirts only to find out that other brands have released similar or better hoodies or shirts.
If you are trying to buy BAPE clothing, then yes, it is worth waiting for the drops. If you purchase them online, in advance, but can’t seem to find a store near you that sells them or even has a storefront, don’t worry because they are constantly dropping items, every month. They will drop wide colorways and usually only one size (men and women) so there’s no need to wait long on this one; just be patient and keep your eyes peeled for what’s being dropped!
Will I be scammed when I buy online?
You can do this if you don’t do your research and know what to look for. There are several warning signs you can use to determine if a seller is legit or not.
How do I know my item is genuine?
Any reliable seller of branded goods will provide a specific guarantee of authenticity. You can always contact BAPE customer service who will be able to verify that your item is an original Bathing Ape product. They can also let you know if they aren’t.
Why are some products more expensive than others?
Some products are more expensive than others. Most people would say it’s because the product is better, but that’s only part of the story. Some products are more expensive than others because they contain ingredients that are more expensive. For example, if you buy a gold ring, gold can cost thousands of dollars per ounce. If you believe a plastic ring for a much lower price, you can be sure that even though the price may have varied between rings, something else was in place to make up the difference.
For example, high-quality natural cotton costs more than classic cotton. In other cases, a company may need more marketing to make its product popular.
You can’t put a price on quality, but you have to understand what makes a product worth its price. Even if you don’t use the product, knowing its quality can help you buy gifts or choose something. Knowing the difference between a good product and a bad product will help you avoid wasting money on one-off purchases, saving you money and time in the long run.”
Why are some colors more expensive than others?
To understand why some colors are more expensive than others, you first have to know that BAPE’s exact dresses come in many colors and patterns, from baby pink camo to black and white striped pullovers. If you’re shopping from a reputable retailer, there’s no reason not to pick any design that catches your eye.
BAPE’s shoes are handmade with premium materials, which makes them more expensive than those available for sale at basic shops. This is the case for the color camo pattern of the Baby Milo shirt or Black Shark jacket that comes in different shades and patterns.
Well, it’s all about demand. There are a limited number of licenses to produce any one item and acquiring these is never easy. Next, there are manufacturing costs which vary depending on the materials used and their complexity. Lastly, buyers should always consider their own lifestyle when shopping for expensive clothes; some colors like navy blue or grey can look much better on you than others.
Can I machine wash my BAPE items?
We cannot recommend washing your Bape products in a washing machine. If you’re concerned about the potential damage (or loss) of one of our most valuable garments, we suggest dry cleaning or line drying.
The most delicate items are machine washable. The items that we recommend machine washing are knits, cardigans, and heavy home items. Please do not machine wash your BAPE pieces. This can damage the fabric and reduce its lifespan.
Machine wash our items only in cold water and mild detergent. Please avoid using bleach as it can damage your garments and shorten their life span.
Yes, you can wash your BAPE items. However, in order to avoid any damage to your investment, we recommend you dry clean these pieces instead of washing them with the washing machine.
BAPE Made to Stand Out. We take pride in putting our handcrafted products, from jeans to jackets, through a rigorous quality control process. True to our meticulous nature, we follow up every order with close inspection and high-quality craftsmanship. However, we don’t recommend washing your BAPE items in the washing machine, since this could potentially damage the product or shorten its lifespan.