Tommy x AAPE

Following on from the success of the 2020 collaboration between Tommy Jeans and AAPE by * A Bathing Ape, the duo has teamed up once again to release a second capsule collection of skatewear/streetwear goods.

The capsule consists of a range of wardrobe essential apparel and accessories ideal for the impending winter season. From its puffer jackets and sherpa fleece plaid windbreakers to its full-zip hoodies and heritage-inspired denim spinoffs, there’s no surprise that this partnership ensures that a vintage aesthetic is front and center.

Staying true to both brands’ DNA, the second capsule collection also brings back AAPE’s renowned camo and the staple ‘Tommy’ prep plaid pattern. The goods are also laden with unmissable logos and cut loose to properly affect the ‘throwback’ aesthetic.

And then there are the skateboards.

The skateboarding culture is a prominent theme throughout this campaign, which also features four skateboarding titans – Kyota Umeki, Lucinda Jacobson, Brandon Scott James and Hank Korsan – in its docu-style campaign, following the NYC skaters through the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.

While Bape was founded in 1993 by Japanese designer Nigo, AAPE by *A Bathing Ape was first launched in 2012 (without Nigo at its helm) to consolidate a young and hip message, targeting a youthful menswear market with the aim to create simple, light and fashionable wardrobe essentials for the new generation of fashion-conscious individuals. This simple yet unmistakably powerful rendition has since heralded a brand that is bound to become enviable among young fashionistas.
Tommy Jeans is, a subsidiary of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, was first launched in 2018 as a rebrand of Hilfiger Denim, aiming to capture the zeitgeist of Gen Z.
All pieces from the Tommy x AAPE collection will be available on tommy.com and aape.jp, in select Tommy Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger and AAPE stores worldwide and is available in Australia now via Tommy Jeans.
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