The truth about washing Ape Hoodies. Could you imagine the feeling you could have if I told you that your $100 Bathing Ape hoodie was made not in Japan but in Bangladesh? This may sound too good to be accurate, but unfortunately, most BAPE hoodies and shirts sold in the United States are made in Asian sweatshops, not Japan, where you may have believed they were manufactured. When you buy hoodies, First, you want it to be accurate, so make sure you make an informed decision before buying one of these over-priced outfits.
Should you buy the first BAPE hoodie?
The question is not whether you should buy a BAPE Hoodie, but which one? Despite what you may think, not all creatures are equal. Continue reading to recognize quality when purchasing a brand-name hoodie like BAPE.
What size am I buying?
If you are buying a BAPE hoodie shirt or a shirt, it can be challenging to know what size you can get. There are no medium sizes: running too big or too small, so which one? This post will give you all your 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 lies that use only two or three colors. Genuine Bape uses more than 15 colors, so do not buy if it does not say how many colors are used.
Is it worth waiting for the drops?
For many, BAPE clothing is like hype. It’s one of those types where people camp out in the cold weather (okay, maybe not as bad as waiting in line for days to be one of the first few to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens), only to find that there are better hoodies/shirts/pants they could find in their time. But should you care about these droplets?
Will I be fooled if I shop online?
You can do it if you do not do your research and know what to look for. You can use several warning signs to determine if the seller is legal or not.
How do I know if my item is genuine?
Any reliable retailer of brand-name goods will provide a sure guarantee of authenticity. You can always contact BAPE customer service, who will be able to verify that your item is a genuine Bathing Ape product. They can also let you know if they are not.
Why are some products more expensive than others?
The more expensive the product, the less expensive it is; it’s not always about paying more for a better outcome. Instead, many high-value items exist because of what I call arbitrage prices: in other words, someone imagined how something could be sold for more than its actual value.
Why are some colors more expensive than others?
You first need to know that accurate BAPE dresses come in many colors and patterns, from baby pink camo to pullovers with black and white stripes. If you are buying from a reputable retailer, there is no reason why you should not choose any design that catches your eye.
Can I wash my BAPE items in the washing machine?
Sometimes. But if you buy one of our most expensive items, such as a complete zip hoodie or a ski jacket, washing it with a machine can damage your investment. Please stick to the dry cleaning of these pieces to ensure they last. In other respects, there is nothing wrong with walking around in the shower – but be aware that some types of BAPE clothing may be heated during extreme heat (like most types of jeans).