snapshots and observations

Thursday, 25 October 2012

aape polo shirt

10 photos of a polo shirt ?

surely not ?

but you know i like the details, so maybe it will take me 10 photos.

the tease.
a package arrives at whitfield towers from japan.

the reveal.
aape for those of you who don't know, is the new diffusion line from one
of my favourite brands, a bathing ape.
the polo shirt is in a special aape branded ziplock bag. so far so good.

you know i'm all about the details so let's start here.
firstly, i'm a big fan of the aape logo. here it is on the inside size tag and also
on the piping on the inside of the collar.
very nice indeed.

attached to the size tag is a plastic aape logo tag. it's almost like a key-ring.
it's a decent little thing in itself.
bearing in mind this diffusion line is a lot cheaper than bape, you would have
thought they'd have cut a few corners. there's no real need for this tag.
it's just a nice touch... a cracking little detail.
also you can just make out the branding on the outside of the buttons.

there is another label or tab on the outside of the shirt just above the waist.
this is one side of it.

and this is the other. once again a little over the top.
no real need for this label but it's kind of interesting. it feels like  bit
of care has been taken with putting this polo shirt together, i mean even the little
label itself is stitched rather than printed.

there's also a stitched aape logo on the chest of the polo shirt in the usual place

it's a really good effort. no lairy back print or anything stupid,
just a very decent polo shirt in what seems to be similar materials to the normal bape 
polo shirts.

one last detail. the underside of the collar has two red stripes.
( obviously i'm not going to be stupid enough to walk around with the collar up )
it's a corking little detail and seems to be a costly thing to do rather 
than just leaving it all black.

so there you have it. an aape black polo shirt.
it's a belting bit of kit, and it only set me back £200.

... ok i was only joking about the cost. 
i don't usually like to mention prices here but i think this was
about £45 or so.

good work bape.

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