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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...

WTAPS 2013 February Releases

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2013
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

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 28, 2012
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

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 12, 2012
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

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 7, 2012
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...

WTAPS’ TET Discusses History and Inspirations

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2012
Russian retailer Belief Moscow recently caught up with WTAPS creative Tetsu Nishiyama to discuss an array of topics. Touching on issues surrounding the origins of the brand, name and other relevant items in TET’s world, the interview is both en...

Bones Brigade x WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 23, 2012
To celebrate the recent release of the “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography” documentary, Bones Brigade and WTAPS have teamed up on a small capsule collection. Consisting of a hoodie, T-shirt, a Harrington-style jacket, and a closed loop scar...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter B-9 COTTON SATIN JACKET

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 22, 2012
A latest delivery from WTAPS for 2012 fall/winter has brought forth the B-9 COTTON SATIN JACKET. From the brand’s “You Are My Sunshine” collection, the jacket is inclined toward a functional foundation, mimicking a parka design exec...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter Bags

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 20, 2012
Japanese fashion brand WTAPS has released a special collection of bags for the late-Fall/Holiday 2012 season. The bags are composed of 100% cotton and leather, and come in an array of subtle green, navy and khaki colors reminiscent of naturally-occur...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter MILITARY BOOTS

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2012
Continuing to release a variety of merchandise and apparel for the fall and winter seasons, notable Japanese label WTAPS has recently dropped its latest product from the “You Are My Sunshine” collection. Taking to footwear for their lates...

WTAPS x Kuumba Leia / Incense

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2012
WTAPS continues its string of collaborations with this incense package produced in conjunction with Japanese incense company Kuumba. The Leia scent is custom designed for WTAPS and is perfect for the home or office. WTAPS’ signature military ae...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter Leather Sneakers

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 5, 2012
Having recently dropped the likes of a jewelry collection, Timex military watch, eyewear, a range of wallets, and Harris Tweed gloves for the season, WTAPS presents an understated high-top leather sneaker as a part of its “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE&#...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter Wallet Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 2, 2012
Despite more recently incorporating influences from ‘Trad,’ ‘Ivy,’ ‘Preppy,’ WTAPS has always maintained its distinct, military-inspired heritage and vision. For Fall/Winter 2012, the Japanese label releases more a...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter GULF JACKET

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2012
From its Fall/Winter 2012 “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” collection that featured rugged, military and outdoors-inspired clothing, WTAPS’ GULF JACKET is another updated take on a classic by the Japanese label. The hardy down jacket is constr...

WTAPS 2012 Fall/Winter LUMBER JACK WOOL MELTON

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2012
Long before the gas-powered chainsaw and other modern tools used in logging were invented, timber harvesters — commonly known as lumberjacks — were busy toiling away with only an axe and a crosscut saw. Working for hours on end and in gru...