In Paris we got a preview today of the upcoming Mr. Bathing Ape Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. The line that started as a collaboration between A Bathing Ape and United Arrows, is now also entirely produced and sold by I.T., after the purchase of the Bape brand, last year.
The grown up line offers suiting, shirts, as well as some casual wear, which concentrates itself for next season on mostly shirts and Bape camouflage pieces. The added bag and leather accessories with Porter, handmade shoes with Regal and other accessories really do make the collection stand out and make it more fun than your usual menswear line. Unfortunately the pricing is very high, but that will hopefully change over time, along with some more western friendly cuts.