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A Bathing Ape shark clan

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I’ve been in love with the A Bathing Ape label ever since my first trip to Japan. Their shark hoodies are my favorite and among Bape’s most desired products. Most were created in very limited quantities, adding to their mystique. Due to their rarity, I’ve been patiently hunting for my favorite sharks over the past few years. I finally tracked down the green Shibuya city camo shark for a reasonable price and have completed my collection!

A Bathing Ape shark hoody collection Japan streetwear Tokyo Harajuku Shibuya Aoyama Taipei knit salmon ponr
Top row starting from left: Aoyama; Shibuya; Harajuku; Taipei (all city camo series)

Bottom row starting from left: Black/red exclusive to Bape club members; Salmon PONR shark; Navy blue knit wool shark; standard Bape crewneck

Of course, there’s a few dozen other sharks that have been made, but unless I can get any of them super cheap (not going to happen), my shark collection is essentially complete. Unlike some Bape diehards, who seem to be solely collectors and keep all their goods tucked away in the original plastic bags, I actually like to wear my hoodies out and about. I’m still waiting for the first day when I bump into another shark-wearing fan. Probably won’t happen unless I’m in Tokyo.

A Bathing Ape shark hoody collection Japan streetwear Tokyo Harajuku Harvard medical school

In case you were wondering what the shark hoody looks like when worn, here’s a photo from last summer when I visited my brother at Harvard. Putting the Harajuku white camo to good use and blending into the marble! It’s impossible to see through the shark face, so zipping the hoody up all the way is purely just for effect. Couple more photos of the Taipei shark hoody.

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Written by Protocol Snow

February 26th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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  • Jerome1678

    Hi are u selling the Shibuya one ??? jerome1678@hotmail.com from France ^^

  • Apprentice

    I just looked up the prices and thought to myself… “holy shit”. LOL

    How much was the reasonable price that you refered to?

  • K2than

    I'm willing to buy, or perhaps swap the Taipei hoodie for something else. currently I have a VERY rare BAPECHECK shark hoodie, a regular Kyoto city camo hoodie, a London city camo hoodie, a basic black tee, a BAPE X AMBUSH chain in red/black/blue and a pair of worn down wonderwoman bapestas. All is bought by yours truly in various bape stores around the world. And like I said, the BAPECHECK one is very rare and might just be hoodie that makes 8 out of 8. oh by the way, I know exactly what you mean by falling in love in Tokyo. I'm from Europe and back then there weren't any stores there, so the first store I saw was the one in Aoyama. Bet u can imagine how far my jaw dropped. my email is k2than@jubii.dk

  • Jogi94

    i got those too !