Year: 2006

Okay, maybe Pharrell and Clipse were up on A Bathing Ape before Weezy F. Baby, but you can't front like he didn't make it a little bit hotter. The brand went from something fashion conscious cool guys knew about to an aspirational, mainstream item. Wayne wore it on the cover of VIBE, too. Of course, Clipse ended up catching feelings about it and criticized Wayne for copying their style. We asked Wayne about it later and he had this to say, "Who the fuck is Pharrell? Do you really respect him? That nigga wore BAPEs and y'all thought he was weird. I wore it and y'all thought it was hot. C'mon man."