Have you ever wanted to dress like something out of an Old Navy catalog but wanted to pay about a hundred times more for the items? Well, now you’re in luck!
Wait, what do you mean no?
Are you sure you wouldn’t want to pay $150 for a camouflage T-shirt? Or how about $385 for some Army pants? In any event, if “money ain’t a thang” to you, then Kanye West’s newest clothing-line collaboration with APC may be right up your alley.
West recently unveiled his fall/winter 2014 season APC x Kanye collaboration, and it isn’t cheap. West and APC founder Jean Touitou's line is military inspired and will go on sale July 17. Although the prices are steep, given that West’s last collaboration sold like hot cakes, this will probably do the same. Apparently there are people out there willing to look like overpriced Old Navy customers.
Let’s take a look at a few of the pieces from the line. How about these jeans?
I’m still trying to figure out what’s so special about them. Are they made from cotton aged in a vat of unicorn tears? They can be yours for just $280.
Here’s that camo shirt mentioned above:
For $150, that T-shirt better make me “Army strong” or come with a strong Army man wearing it.
For those cold winter nights:
This is West’s “airport sweater,” and at $340 it's about the cost of a round-trip ticket from New York City to Miami, if you’re traveling coach.
There are a few other pieces in West’s collection, like a plain white T-shirt for $90, a jean shirt for $265 and a couple of coats ranging from $605 to $2,865. Like I said, there are definitely people out there who will run and not walk when the collection hits the stores. And there are those who say the only people who’ll complain about the prices are those who can’t afford to spend that kind of money.
Whatever the case may be, someone out there is always willing to rock a white T-shirt just for the sake of saying Kanye West designed it, knowing damn well a Hanes T-shirt doesn’t look any different.
Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.