The nature of ‘fashion’ is such that it can take the most unlikely of collaborative partners and turn it into something covetable – even something as obscure as fishing. You would be forgiven for putting Fishing up there as one of the least sartorially appealing sports. A Bathing Ape team have taken on the task of reinventing Fishing experts Daiwa into a capsule range of functional fashion apparel and accessories.

Daiwa‘s first spinning reel rolled off the assembly line in 1955. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest and most influential tackle companies in the world today.”


If the Camo Lures and Fisherman’s hat weren’t enough to get us ‘hooked’, as soon as we heard the range was called ‘A Fishing Ape’, we were reeled in, hook line and sinker… Quite. A genteel way to spend your afternoon, the A Bathing Ape x Daiwa collaboration is a good reason to pick up a fishing rod if ever you needed one.