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Old 11-11-2007, 03:42 AM   #1
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BAPE Phrases and Acronyms




Nigo
Founder of Nowhere, Ltd.
Founder of A Bathing Ape and all its subsidiaries

NOWHERE
The title of the original BAPE flagship store, founded in 1993 in Harajuku, Japan; no longer in existance



BAPEXCLUSIVE
The more recent "Mother" store of BAPE; replaced the original NOWHERE store
The second floor contains the BAPEGALLERY, a collection of dead stock items by A Bathing Ape



BWS
Busy Works Shop... Although, now no "s" is used with very few exceptions; also used in discontinued "Busy Works Transit Authority" bags from the New York flagship store

Busy Works
Used by Nigo to refer to the working class that makes up Japan; the "busy working class hero"

NFS
Nigo's Favorite Shop

ASNKA
Ape Shall Never Kill Ape

OG
Original, Olde, used to describe original camo prints, use to denote any BAPE product from 1993 to 2000 (roughly)

P.O.N.R.
Point of no Return

WGM
World Gone Mad

NIGOLDENEYE
A new series produced by MTV Japan centering around the life and collections of Nigo

http://www.mtvjapan.com/special/nigoldeneye/

Ape Generals
Phrase seen in many BAPE tees and sweatshirts, often appearing with characters from Planet of the Apes

BAPE x KAWS
A concurring collaboration between BAPE and the popular graffiti artist KAWS, using his cartoon-like characters; mostly incorporated into Baby Milo designs

KAWS Blog

"Gen."
Used to describe different "generations," rather, years of styles or designs

DS
Dead stock items; items no longer produced

VNDS
Very near dead stock; sellers often use multiple V's to express an item's quality

Pondon
Arguably the most popular legitimate BAPE eBay reseller

Stay246 or "Stay"
A popular Japanese reseller of BAPE, stocking many other Japanese-based brands including NBHD
http://www.stay246.jp

CliffEdge or "Cliff"
Another popular Japanese reseller of BAPE and other Japanese-based brands
http://www.cliffedge.co.jp

Yahoo! Japan or YJP
Yahoo!'s take on eBay; provides many legitimate sources of BAPE and BBC resale... this is not to imply that they do not vend counterfeit articles
http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/

BAPESTA
Used to describe the BAPESTA shoe resembling the Nike Air Force 1
Commonly used to describe Nigo's trademark "sta[r]" logo

ROADSTA
A more recent shoe design resembling the Nike Air which contains an "air pocket" embedded in the heel

Louis Vuitton Millionaires
A collaboration between Nigo, Pharrell Williams, and Marc Jacobs; also referred to as "Millies"




(B)Ape Head
One who shows a genuine love of A Bathing Ape, mostly by often wearing the brand

(B)Ape Sounds
The record label created by Nigo in conjunction with James Lavelle and the Mo'Wax label

Footsoldier
A logo and once store affiliated with BAPESTA and ROADSTA shoes produced by A Bathing Ape



ABC Camo
Denotes "Ape Basic Camo" designs produced in green, blue, and pink camo color way sets



Multi Camo
Also referred to as "Cotton Candy" camo



Psychedelic Camo



Jacquard Camo
A subtle camo; also referred to as "Hidden" camo



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KAWS
Marvel Comics
DC Comics
Cycles
Burton
Unkle
Skatething
NBHD
Stash
W)Taps
Carhartt
Hello Kitty
N.E.R.D.
MTV*
Alife
Disney*
Supreme
Louis Vuitton
Tatami
Undercover
Porter
GORE-TEX
3M
Andy Warhol (Artist)
Adidas
Number (N)ine
Nakata Net
Nintendo
Jacob & Co.
Versace
Beastie Boys
Scarface
Daft Punk
Being John Malcovich (Movie)
Jay-Z
LB
Cornelius
Schadaraparr
Pepsi
Converse
Kanye West
Obey Giant
Futura
Tenderloin
Medicom
Cheri
Billionaire Boys Club
SpongeBob
24 Hour Television

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Please, help to make this list larger! There are probably a bunch of things that are in my head but just don't want to be remembered for some reason.

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Old 11-11-2007, 03:44 AM   #2
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works shop? didnt know that.

and i wonder what happened with footsoldier, why it does out

oh well

nice thread, sticky this mods
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ahhhhhhh i miss the foot soilder store the good old days before dc collabs n shark crew necks n pull over when roadstas were comin out before all thise fape n hypebeast were around haha the good times
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I'm still writing some things down... I just want it to look professional; feel free to point out some obscure stuff that I don't know about
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footsoldier should have never closed

n i also didnt kno it was busy workS shop

ABC camo stands for Ape Basic Camo....does it not?

anyway GREAT job with this....flexin ya OG bape muscles in here.

let tha noobs know...this DEFINITELY needs 2 be stickied
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footsoldier should have never closed

n i also didnt kno it was busy workS shop

ABC camo stands for Ape Basic Camo....does it not?

anyway GREAT job with this....flexin ya OG bape muscles in here.

let tha noobs know...this DEFINITELY needs 2 be stickied
But isn't Ape Basic Camo pink, blue and green? I actually didn't know it meant that... thanks

And, yes, to my surprise it's actually Works... not too shocking with all the nonsense phrases Nigo creates.

It's not even called Busy Works Shop on the website; however, if you dig up some OG articles, Nigo goes out of his way almost to say Worksssss. It's also printed on some older Japanese receipts. On to of that: "Busy Works Transit Authority" bags... that doesn't make much sense at all.

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^^^yea, u got tha rite colors. i THINK i remember a member sayin that thats what it meant but dont change anything until sumbody can confirm that
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It sounds good to me, so until someone calls you out I'll go with you.
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Nice thread man, definitely something useful for the newer heads
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good post for sure,
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Seriously, this should be stickied.
Footsoldier had a store?
Was it devoted to stas?
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Yep, Stas and Roadies only.
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^^^haha, no roadies

FS closed back in 05 i believe
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I stand corrected.

I thought it had just closed last year... my bad.
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