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I have a few Ecko shirt's, other than that, lol, I like comfortable clothes like Wal-mart and stuff, lol.
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This question has been a growing epidemic in my community. It an hip-hop brand shoe, if it is not appropriate for this group please delete this thread.
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Anyway after one of my buddies made this group Babes http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/bapes I made this same thread, personally I prefer Air Forces 1's for several aspects. Anyway he replied saying...well here is how every went:

naruto251 wrote:

no bapes were before air force and there cooler


Your first statement is simply false, and I'm not even going to debate about your opinion of which is cooler, but I will prove Air Force 1's were made first with some quotes from wikipedia.


The Air Force 1 was produced in 1982 and discontinued the following year. It was re-released in 1986 with the modern italic Nike logo with a swoosh on the bottom on the back of the shoe. Little has changed to the Air Force One since its creation in 1982,



After studying fashion editing Nigo[the founder of the Nowhere co. also known as Babe] worked as an editor for POPEYE magazine. After borrowing four million yen from an acquaintance, who also let him use his shop,[2] he opened “Nowhere”, his first store, on April 1, 1993 in Harajuku, Tokyo.
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In January, 2005, Nigo and Pharrell Williams, an American producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter, launched the first "Bathing Ape" store in New York. Bathing Apes are now worn by many rappers.[5] Nigo is also co-owner and head designer of Pharrell's Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.[6]


The exact year the first Babes [shoe] were made is never specified but we know the first Air Force 1 was made in 1982, and redesigned in 1986, anyway to prove my point that Air Force 1's came first the Nowhere co. [Babes] wasn't even founded until 1993, and the founder was selling only t-shirts, in addition the first store wasn't even brought to America until 2005, so yeah, it's an more shiny, less numerous, more expensive, Nike look-alike, these are facts my friend and I can support them without opinions.

If you don't believe these simple facts than do some research, you can start here though
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_1_%28shoe%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bathing_Ape

Oh I found some more info myself that says:

Five years after Nigo started selling T-shirts[1993], he began to expand his range, first opening a sneaker emporium called Footsoldiers,
Now you can infer that Babes could have possible been first made at its earliest in 1993+5=1998, my info is supported here http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/19/fashion/19NIGO.html?ex=1261198800&en=d92dad69fcb6cb3b&ei=5088&
Also in that same article they even say themselves:

And the colorful sneakers (which bear more than a passing resemblance to Nike Air Force Ones)


Anyway what's is your opinion on the matter of Babes? Please discuss which you prefer/dislike and why? I've already proved Babes were not designed before Air Force 1's so please don't say otherwise unless you can support you info with a link/quote of your source of info.


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Posted 12/29/07

InternationalDramaLover wrote:

I have a few Ecko shirt's, other than that, lol, I like comfortable clothes like Wal-mart and stuff, lol.


Yes.....Wal-Mart clothes are the best way to go lol when you don't want to dent your pocket..........
I used to be caught up in name brand clothing when i was in Jr. High and High School but hell now I just wear what fits and lloks nice doesn't matter whose name is on it! But back in the day Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, and FUBU were the shit....although i deeply regret wearing Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica.....since they clearly said they didnn't want any black people wearing their clothes! I was Ecko and FUBU girl all through High School and I know alot of dudes wore Marithe Francios Girbaud..........I didn't like his clothes........Phat Farm......boring compared to the Baby Phat line......Apple Bottom.......does wonders for my ass...it looks like a ripe apple ready to be plucked for harvest lol!
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Posted 12/29/07

kyocool wrote:

Ehh i can't really add anything to this thread apart from what I've seen. I don't really wear the over sized tall teeshirts straight billed caps or baggy cuffed jeans over elaborated jewlery ect.....I'm more of a Saks 5th avenue and Nordstrom type of guy...i like my jeans comfortable but not overtly large but preferably straight legged. I like shirts,ties and polos.

But that is one commonality i have seen with my clothing choices and some other hip hop artists......I've seen (mainly Kanye West) Wear some select Lacoste clothing. some of which i own myself.


Trevor (OP)


Rich guy stuff....... Saks Fifth Ave wow all I could afford from there was a purse....on sale!
Posted 12/29/07
its all about the jordans stuff and nike stuff for real
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where can u buy ice cream shoes and bapes...is it just online and in select stores?
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I might be the only black person who has never rocked forces or babes....

I hate white on white shoes, cuz i dont hav time to clean my shoes 3x a day

whats on my feet now.... retro carolina blu jordans (on pg 1), some black DC, red Ferrari pumas, Black Timbos for the rainy weather, & MY Favorite some new balence sandals cuz i live in TX & summertime & spring & fall.... fuck them hottass shoes LOL, but im country i walk around barefoot 90% of the time
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fuck them hottass shoes LOL, but im country i walk around barefoot 90% of the time


Hell yeah, that's how us Southern brothas do it.

I rock mostly sandles and flip flops.

I only wear those types of shoes to places where I dress all the way fly, like the movies, or a restaurant.
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i got like 3 pair of icecreams you can find them in finishline there are icrecream classics that you gotta buy online or a tthe store in japan
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Grillz....

A Must have for a rapper...
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and some who aren't rap stars..
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Right now im rockin mad L-R-G gear...since they just had their sample sale...

but you know the routine, nike dunks ALL daY!

gotta rock your chain...thats a fore sure, white tees a must.

its all whatever tho, clothes never mad the man.
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AS MUCH AS I LIKE FAMOUS, the designs are RAW, I CANT ROCK IT,
EVERYBODY wears it, its not just a black thing its not just a white thing, Everybody wears it.................i got retain my individuality

.........plus I HATE seeing someone wearing the same clothes as me
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Fuck that Famous shit..............I don't even know how that shit became popular in the first place. Just like this Bathing Apes shit, it started out with their bootleg version of Air Force Ones........now they evolved to these homo hoodies that Soulja Joke rocks
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