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Going Ape: The Top 15 Bape Collabs Of All Time

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Going Ape: The Top 15 Bape Collabs Of All Time

Bape. The Japanese juggernauts. The commodores of camo. The higher-ups of hype. The … well, you get the point. When it comes to street culture, there are few brands that have enjoyed the same longevity and relevance as Nigo and Sk8thing’s iconic label. One of the things that makes Bape so legendary is their multitude of collabs. They’ve worked with some of the biggest brands in the world — on everything from shirts to shoes to home goods, and they’ve certainly got the Midas touch, as almost anything they apply their signature aesthetic to turns to gold (or camo). In honor...

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Best Of The Best: The Best Colorway Of Each Air Jordan Model, I-XIV

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Best Of The Best: The Best Colorway Of Each Air Jordan Model, I-XIV

  About a month ago, Sole Collector published a piece in which they picked the worst Air Jordan colorway of each model, I to XXXI. Although we do agree that there were some pretty awful shoes on their list (even Jordan Brand isn't immune to a brick every so often!), we didn't love the negative tone of the article.  Everyone has their own style, and we're all about creative self-expression at Piff, so we thought we'd bring something more positive your way. Here's the BEST colorway of each Air Jordan model, I to XIV. Let's run it. I: Bred  ...

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I Got Me Some Bathing Apes: How The Bape Game Has Changed In The Past Decade

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I Got Me Some Bathing Apes: How The Bape Game Has Changed In The Past Decade

There’s few things, brands, or people in the world of street culture that are as ubiquitous as A Bathing Ape. Founded by the legendary Nigo in 1993, it’s a brand that’s been at the forefront of cool for almost 25 years, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. They’ve survived ups and downs, trends, and even a sale to Hong Kong monolith I.T. Group in 2011. It’s safe to label them a street culture staple. And an important moment in Bape history occurred ten years ago, back in 2007, Soulja Boy along with his right hand man...

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OFF-WHITE And Nike Are Poised To Take Over Summer '17

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OFF-WHITE And Nike Are Poised To Take Over Summer '17

Virgil Abloh has come a long way. From being associated with Kanye West and aiding in his creative process, to creating Pyrex Vision in 2014 to shelving it after only one year to start OFF-WHITE, a revolutionary mix between streetwear and high fashion that seems to get better year after year, he's left his stamp on the culture in an undeniable fashion ... and what he's got in store for summer 2017 just might be his best work yet.  OFF-WHITE is collaborating with Nike, and they're not just doing the standard "1-pair-and-done" collaboration dance. They're releasing 10 (yes, 10) shoes,...

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Nickel Bag: The 5 Best 4/20 Inspired Kicks Ever

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Nickel Bag: The 5 Best 4/20 Inspired Kicks Ever

   Street culture encompasses a lot of different things. From clothes and shoes to hip-hop to graffiti/ art, there's a lot of different subcultures under the overlapping street culture umbrella ... and one that plays a large part is marijuana.  Don't get us wrong, we're not in any way, shape, or form saying that you have to use marajuana to be involved in street culture, but you do have to respect the part that it's played in making the culture what it is today. From brands that have based their entire image off of marijuana (Berner's Cookies) to marajuana-inspired collaborations...

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