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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...

WTAPS 2013 February Releases

Japanese label WTAPS now releases a run of apparel for February 2013, consistent with the attitude and aesthetics of the brand’s Spring 2013 collection. This collection features an overarching military, 1950s utilitarian feel, if not through th...

WTAPS 2013 Spring Collection Preview

Despite WTAPS’ expected vision season-to-season, the Japanese purveyor of modern, military-inspired garb can’t be faulted for its attempt to reinvent classic functional fashion. In a preview of its 2013 spring collection, the brand contin...

HOODS HONG KONG 4th Anniversary Limited Collection

Specialty retailer HOODS HONG KONG celebrates its four-year anniversary with a limited collection of custom goods by NEIGHBORHOOD and WTAPS. The collection includes a collaborative T-shirt by the two brands, as well as a denim shirt and the “Sa...

WTAPS LEOPARD SNEAKER. COTTON. RIPSTOP

Since its inception in ’96, WTAPS has constructed its clothing and footwear under the philosophy of “placing things where they should be.” The latest release from the Japan-based fashion brand follows this same principle with qualit...