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Before one can even nurse the hangover from sending off 2009 on New Year’s Eve, 2010 is already looking like a wonderful year, especially for BAPE. The new year promises some rather exciting collaborations for BAPE, and as previously reported, one of them is the BAPE Is AMBUSHed collectionwith Verbal of m-flo’s AMBUSH jewelry line; another is the revival of BAPE’s girl line, BAPY. With the color-loving crowd and girls taken care of, BAPE hits the grown-up dandies with a new collaboration with Japan’s retail giant, United Arrows. United Arrows aims to be the source and foundation of Japanese lifestyle, supplying a wide range of styles of the sartorial-minded Japanese with thoughtfully curated and meticulously produced items. The retail giant works across age groups and categories, and has since its inaugration, established itself as a indispensable taste maker.

For BAPE’s upcoming collaboration with United Arrows, artfully named Mr. BATHING APE and signifying a sense of maturity (also illustrated with the twisty mustache on BAPE logo), the collection vibes with sophistication and class while retaining the fun-loving essence of BAPE. As previewed, Well-fitted somber pin-striped suit complete with vest and white button down is topped off with the BAPE touch in a wide BAPE camo tie, then capped with a matching pin-striped news boy hat to complete the fine-dandy look. By and large, the collection is redolent of the turn-of century gentleman chic (both American and British) with a contemporary urban update without sacrificing what fans of BAPE adore from the brand. Set to release in March 2010, Spring/Summer never quite looked so gorgeously refined yet street ready as Mr. BATHING APE is.  via: Men’s Nonno Editor H and NIGO
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