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
ICYMI: The Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 1: Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design (REDUX)
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10 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Supreme, Palace x Oakley, KITH, Balenciaga and more.
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WTAPS Drops Full SS18 Collection Packed with Militant Essentials
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WTAPS Drops Full SS18 Collection Packed with Militant Essentials

Technical dock jackets, denim pullover hoodies, and more.
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Japan's Top Streetwear Brands Hit Moscow's Streets in This SS18 Editorial
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Japan's Top Streetwear Brands Hit Moscow's Streets in This SS18 Editorial

Russia retailer BELIEF highlights its latest seasonal offerings from visvim, WACKO MARIA, NEIGHBORHOOD & more.
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WTAPS Shines Bright in New 'GRIND' Editorial
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WTAPS Shines Bright in New 'GRIND' Editorial

Highlighting the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
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WTAPS' Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Is Functional & Relaxed
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WTAPS' Spring/Summer 2018 Collection Is Functional & Relaxed

A lineup of military-inspired coats, shirts, trousers, and more.
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INVINCIBLE & WTAPS Team up on Exclusive Merchandise for Upcoming Exhibit
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INVINCIBLE & WTAPS Team up on Exclusive Merchandise for Upcoming Exhibit

Alongside a book signing by WTAPS founder, Tetsu Nishiyama.
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Belief Spotlights WTAPS, NEIGHBORHOOD, NikeLab & More in Latest Editorial
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Belief Spotlights WTAPS, NEIGHBORHOOD, NikeLab & More in Latest Editorial

Alongside cold-season wares from WACKO MARIA and Cav Empt.
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MADNESS & WTAPS Join Forces on a Military-Inspired Capsule
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MADNESS & WTAPS Join Forces on a Military-Inspired Capsule

A shearling-lined parka and T-shirt draped in green.
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For those post-holiday wish lists and to ring in the New Year right.
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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