Kanye West x A.P.C. Hip Hop T-Shirt

Clothing line A.P.C. released their collaborative collection with Kanye West over the weekend and, if you’re familiar with both, the minimalist pieces (jeans, hoodies, and plain t-shirts) are hardly a shock. But this also means that the two short-sleeve tees, called the Hip-Hop T-Shirt, come with A.P.C. price tags and plain white and black ones are going for $120. To hypebeasts this probably seems like pithy price tag, but to fans that are not necessarily interested in fashion, I would imagine this comes across as ludicrous. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, releasing this sparten clothing line after the dearth of album art for Yeezus pretty clearly emphasizes Kanye is on a less-is-more mission. Only question we have, are you supposed to add graffiti to these too?

Comments (19)
  1. Fucking hypebeasts…

  2. This seems like a joke Amazon item. I don’t care how interested you are in fashion and designed labels, but a white t-shirt is a white t-shirt.

  3. Woah woah woah guys, let’s not judge too harshly or too quickly because if I’m looking at this picture correctly, there also seems to be a black t-shirt option! That alone is worth the price of admission.

  4. I think I already have a bunch of those in my closet

  5. Consider this: It’s a scathing criticism of the base materialism that has permeated the rap/hip-hop scene. It’s an illustration of tropes and absurdity come to reality. I may not be a huge Kanye fan but he does pull some rather thought provoking moves sometimes.

  6. I bet Kanye didn’t even pick the cotton himself.

    Probably got a bunch of other people to make the threads then just slapped his name on it.

  7. Stereogum should have a giveaway where the prize is this shirt and a copy of yeezus.

  8. I bought one of these. It’s very comfortable.

  9. Anybody that pays $120 for a white t-shirt, when you can go to Target and get one for $10, is a fucking idiot.

  10. I got the leak of this shirt, but I’m waiting until the real one comes out to wear it. You can never trust leak quality.

  11. shirt of the year

  12. Are you trying to stir shit with this post?

    I guess in some way this could potentially be an overblown statement to coincide with the Yeezus minimalist aesthetic. But also a confusing one if so, as the collaboration somehow goes against the rejection of high end designers that he seems to protest on the record. However maybe I’m just misunderstanding where he stands with anything anymore, it’s all rather confusing. No videos, no singles…he’s a video, oh wait, here’s a single etc.

  13. Usually the ‘X’ in the title of a collaboration literally means multiple price by when it comes to streetwear

  14. Well, He’s got a kid to feed now….

  15. What if you spill ketchup on it?

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