Young people today are intensely interested in reviving the classics, hence all those actors who want to do The Old Vic, only to discover they must first do The Old Queen. Ringing in the old in new-style fashion: Mr. Bathing Ape.
A collaboration between BAPE founder Nigo and upscale Japanese outfitter United Arrows, MBA draws on the former's experience crafting suits for some of Savile Row's finest for a lineup of classically tailored duds subtly injected with his particular brand of humor, which despite his being a clothier, is fortunately far subtler than Patch Adams. Suit-wise, there's a light-grey pinstripe two-piece with a single-breasted, horn-buttoned jacket, a cross-striped gingham blazer, and a darker navy number with gold buttons embossed with signature ape heads; all of these come with an understated grey camo lining (to fool your body into thinking it's naked?). The monkey noggins also find their way onto silken neckwear, carefully hidden in blue, green, or pink camo patterns, or acting as monograms on navy/burgundy styles; meanwhile, the duo of light blue/white Oxford button-downs carries a small embroidered moustache on the breast pocket, just above the upper nip.
For the feet, there's a pair of pairs built by Japan's oldest shoemaker: black leather penny loafers (with the mustache emblem cut out of the "beef roll"), and brogue wingtips with a hand-detailed BAPE star logo on the toes -- because if you want to be a star, first you've got to get with some old leather.