WTAPS

Wtaps

Tetsu Nishiyama (Tet) began the project FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS (FPAR) in 1993, then WTAPS was launched in 1996. WTAPS (pronounced ‘double taps’) is heavily inspired by the military and the outdoors, while advancing several signature styles such as ‘Trad’, ‘Ivy’ and ‘Preppy’. After collaborations with the likes of Supreme, Stussy and Vans, WTAPS became revered across the men's fashion industry.

Founded 1996
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
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Flames, crocodile and digicamo.

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The two brands reunite for a 13-piece capsule.

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2015

Releases Vans Syndicate WTAPS Authentic S shoe for Vans’ 10th Anniversary

2011

Opens first flagship store, the GIP-STORE, in Jinnan, Shibuya

1996

FPAR re-surfaces as WTAPS

1993

Tetsu Nishiyama founds FPAR