After the soon-to-be iconic linkup between Harlem's godfather of fashion Dapper Dan and GAP was announced earlier this week, fans (like myself) immediately began making plans to get their hands on the collaborative hoodie.

What's the big deal? Well, on one hand, the hoodie's essentially an official bootleg, an ode to Dan's roots as an unofficial customizer of all things luxury.

This is the first time that a designer's name has swapped out the usual GAP logo, too, so it's a real feather in Dan's Gucci cap. It doesn't hurt that the "DAP GAP" hoodie comes in a perfect springtime hue, either.

Everything about this collab made me feel good, including my chances of copping — or so you think.

When the DAP GAP hoodie dropped at 4pm on March 10, comments on GAP's launch announcement went from yay's to nay's (more like WTFs) by 4:02.

From firsthand experience, I can say this drop was an epic fail, beginning with the fact that you couldn't even locate the product on the site.

After clicking the direct link in GAP's IG story, it relocated you to their logo-based products with no DAP GAP in sight.

The refresh feature finally helped me find the actual DAP GAP hoodie. Then, the real race began as I quickly located my size, hit "add to cart," and then... boom, a red "OUT OF STOCK" notice bombarded my screen.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Like its YEEZY GAP drops, the DAP GAP hoodie launched as a pre-order with June shipments.

Seems like a smart move to bots at first blush but, really it didn't matter: the special edition hoodie sold out instantly, just like any typical first-come, first-served release.

The swift sell-out hints this could've been a backend error on GAP's end, as if the mega-retailer listed the item with limited stock instead of an unlimited pre-order selection.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Since the launch flop, GAP has removed the hoodie's product page but hasn't updated any of its social media accounts, possibly avoiding the mob sounding off in the comments.

"Never even saw it listed," "Already sold out! Please release more," and "Ain't no way this sold out before it was even listed on the site" summed up the universally frustrating experience of trying to cop the DAP GAP hoodie.

A few social media users even called for a re-release of the hoodie — I couldn't agree more.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Twitter post.
Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Twitter post.
Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Twitter post.

Was it bots? Was it GAP's faulty site?

Whatever the cause, DAP GAP was a wildly disappointing 5-minute experience, to say the least.

I'm praying GAP makes things right with a "here's a fair restock"-style apology. A measly discount code will not cut it this time.

We Recommend
  • best american brands Alpha Industries Calvin Klein Converse
    The 30 Brands That Define Americana in 2024
    • Style
  • A detailed top-down photo of Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance's 996 sneaker collab in black and white leather
    Aimé Leon Dore's Latest New Balance Collab Is so Subtle No One Noticed It Drop
    • Sneakers
  • dapper dan dap gap collab 2023
    EXCLUSIVE: DAP GAP's Next Drop Is Huge & Dapper Dan Knows It
    • Style
  • Photos of YEEZY GAP zip-up hoodies sold by What'z Up Harajuku
    A Year After YEEZY GAP Ended, Unreleased Grails Quietly Surface for Sale
    • Style
  • Designer Sean Wotherspoon sits next to a pile of vintage GAP clothes
    Sean Wotherspoon's Handpicked GAP Drops Are a Regular Thing Now
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy, Timothee Chalamet, Austin Butler on the Dune 2 red carpet
    Why the 'Dune 2' Red Carpet Outfits Feel so Vital
    • Style
  • stussy jewelry line
    8-Ball Earrings? Sounds Right for Stüssy's First Jewelry Line
    • Style
  • Jeremy Allen White at the farmer's market carrying a tote bag full of flowers
    Big Fits, Bigger Flowers: Jeremy Allen White Is Always at the Farmer's Market
    • Style
  • tareet's ASICS slipper collab
    These Beautiful, Strange ASICS Mules Are Basically Art
    • Sneakers
  • veneda carter timberland collab 2024
    Veneda Carter's Gorgeously Glazed Timbs Are Returning
    • Sneakers
  • Naruto x Crocs 2024.
    Finally, Naruto's Crocs Collab Is Here
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.