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WTAPS x Vans Vault 2013 Fall Collection – A Closer Look

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2013
Showcased previously, we now have a closer look at the much-anticipated Vans Vault collaboration release with Japanese military-inspired label WTAPS. With a strong use of tones, each shoe is constructed of canvas and suede in a palette of colors rang...

WTAPS x Vans Vault 2013 Fall Collection Preview

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2013
Since linking up for Holiday 2011′s “Burgundy Bones” pack of Syndicate footwear, all has been quiet between Japanese label WTAPS and iconic American footwear brand Vans. Now the two have come together once again, this time working u...

WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer Canvas Sneaker Collection

StyleComments ⋅ May 29, 2013
Japanese streetwear powerhouse WTAPS constantly produces staple and sought-after pieces of footwear every season. No matter what season it is, WTAPS stays true to its theme reinterpreting classics. For Spring/Summer 2013 WTAPS reintroduces a signatur...

WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer Canvas Sneaker

StyleComments ⋅ May 22, 2013
As a part of their Spring/Summer 2013 “Philosophy” collection, Japanese lifestyle brand WTAPS has released a new version of their popular sneakers to compliment the line. These renditions of the low-cut silhouette find the shoe outfitted...

WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer LEOPARD SNEAKER. COTTON. RIPSTOP.

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 29, 2013
WTAPS’ recurring leopard print motif returns for this season’s LEOPARD SNEAKER. The Japanese-made mid top features a cotton “ribstop” upper with that classic olive leopard print. The upper features metal eyelets, contrasting w...

honeyee: WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer “Philosophy” Editorial with Yosuke Kubozuka

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2013
Japanese actor Yosuke Kubozuka stars in “Philosophy,” honeyee’s new editorial spread for WTAPS’ Spring/Summer 2013 collection. A survey, perhaps, of Tetsu Nishiyama’s own design ethos, this season’s looks are a fam...

A Day in the Life of WTAPS Designer Tetsu Nishiyama

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2013
Tetsu Nishiyama, the founder and designer of influential brand WTAPS, is a self-described atheist, yet does believe in certain Taoist values. Specifically, he believes in a certain ‘fluidity of life’ as detailed in a recent video piece by...

WTAPS ECWCS Camouflage Jacket

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 19, 2013
WTAPS has just released the ECWCS Camouflage Jacket for its Spring/Summer 2013 PHILOSOPHY lineup. Crafted from nylon and TETRATEX® – a water-resistant and breathable fabric made by American manufacturer Donaldson Membranes – and lined wit...

WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer Mil-Spec Canvas Accessories

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 17, 2013
Japanese brand WTAPS presents a range of canvas accessories as a part of its Spring/Summer 2013 line. The Mil-Spec Canvas line is comprised of three key pieces: a free-standing pen holder, a multi-compartment folding case, and a pen tray. All three p...

WTAPS x Clarks 2013 Spring/Summer Desert Boots

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 14, 2013
WTAPS hits the nail on the head in their new collaboration with Clarks: a pair of clean desert boots for Spring/Summer 2013. Subtle military aesthetics from both brands find an equilibrium in the shoe, which refines a modern classic. The upper is com...

raregem x WTAPS Tote Bags

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 4, 2013
Advancing our mature fixation in the simplistic and functional design of tote bags, creative design collective raregem aligns with longstanding clothing label WTAPS to release a pair of street-ready bags. The two employ a heavy white canvas construct...

WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer “Philosophy” Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 28, 2013
Japanese brand WTAPS presents its spring/summer season “Philosophy” collection. While the military influences are certainly present in the coats, cargos and shorts, the collection branches out with more familiar items like denim, gingham...

WTAPS 2013 Spring/Summer Outerwear

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 27, 2013
WTAPS presents its 2013 spring/summer outerwear offering and while this collection is pretty small, it goes big on the military influences. First up is the navy ECWCS coat which is based on a classic army parka design and features plenty of storage o...

HAVEN Sits Down with Tetsu Nishiyama of WTAPS

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 23, 2013
Despite all his successes, his regarded vision of aesthetics, or his intricate ties within Japanese street fashion, WTAPS’ fearless leader Tetsu Nishiyama is exceedingly modest. This admirable quality manifests itself in his latest interview wi...

Satoshi Kawashima: 30 Years In Japan’s Fashion Industry

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 14, 2013
“Based in Nagoya, Japan, the DOUBLEDUTCH Co. was founded in 1982 by Satoshi Kawashima with the aim of spreading his love and interest in English and American fashion.” Lasting 30 years in any industry is a decent enough achievement i...