BAPE Panda Hoodie

by Ed Lau on February 28, 2008

BAPE, Panda, A Bathing Ape, hoodie,

No, I didn’t buy this…it’s not my picture (I would’ve done a better job…). Heck, I don’t think you CAN buy it yet even if, for some reason, you actually wanted to.

Yes, I own a few items from A Bathing Ape but there comes a point when the offbeat, kitschiness of their designs just become ridiculous. I was on board with the Shark hoodie since it was…different. Heck, the Tiger hoodie looked awesome until I saw the full design sans Kanye West sunglasses (after which point it looked like someone had eaten a bag of Cheetos and threw up on it). But once they got to the Fish, I knew the idea was dead. I do like the detail with the bamboo (if you hold your hand to the panda’s mouth, it looks like it’s eating bamboo…) but the whole full-zip thing is over. Still, despite what I assume is a price tag upward of $400, I imagine these will sell like celebrity sex tapes.

So, if you have the strange urge to make John Chow fastball some rocks at your face on sight…

Picture from HypeBeast.

in Fashion

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Leo February 29, 2008 at 12:29 am

Looks gay. Actually, it’s worse, it looks wannabe gay.


Stephen February 29, 2008 at 9:48 am

Nah. Can’t say I like that at all, though it would be kinda funny to show up at John’s house with them on, zipped up like a bunch of “Panda-ologists”. Run amok in his house and start jumping up and down on his couches :lol:


James - DigitalKeyToInfo February 29, 2008 at 10:44 am

Wouldn’t that be like a death wish with the Panda Killer at large?


Stephen March 1, 2008 at 12:08 am

Strength in numbers :D


Mike Huang February 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm

These clothes are EXPENSIVE!!!



Audra January 4, 2013 at 6:01 am

It seems very different and funny one.


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