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WTAPS Warmup Hoody

WTAPS‘ Tetsu “TET” Nishiyama is heralded for his ability to blend military influences with a contemporary aesthetic that never feels forced or manufactured. Each season certain pieces will veer toward punk or rockabilly sensibilities, while still observing the brand’s core principle of “placing things where they should … READ MORE

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WTAPS – B-15A Jacket

  Military apparel design has always paid close attention to functionality, and the predecessor of this B-15A jacket was the B-10 jacket. In 1945, the cotton-made B-10 was upgraded by utilizing nylon twill on its exterior, thus the heavy duty flight jacket we see here was born. … READ MORE

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WTAPS – Sherpa Jacket

It is unusual for WTAPS to use vivid primary colors on their products, yet this is a welcome change that definitely works. The Sherpa Jacket is a classic silhouette which appears in every Winter collection and this year it is made in a bright blue tone. Standard … READ MORE

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WTAPS M-65 Vest

Canada’s HAVEN has just taken delivery of a late arrival from WTAPS‘ 2011 A/W “Way of Life” collection, an M-65 Vest that’s worth the wait. Featuring an attention to detail that the Japanese label is famous for, the vest is constructed with heavy nylon and laced adjustable … READ MORE

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WTAPS – Fall/Winter 2011 Collection | Available Now

Canada’s HAVEN announces its second ever delivery of WTAPS apparel and accessories. From the brand’s Fall/Winter 2011 “Way of Life” collection comes a capsule filled with superior quality essentials and basics. Highlights include the Design Hoodie in a classic raglan cut silhouette in heathered grey, adorned with … READ MORE

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VANS Syndicate x WTAPS Burgundy Bones Pack | Release Info

Anticipation for this VANS Syndicate x WTAPS collaboration was stoked this past summer, when images of the shoes first surfaced online. Bearing the infamous “Bones” design motif last seen on the navy-colored collaborative pack from Fall 2007, this latest series sees the Sk8-Hi, Chukka Boot and Era … READ MORE

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MEN’S NON-NO x UNDERCOVER x uniform experiment x WTAPS – MEN’S NON-NO 25th Anniversary Collection

In any industry 25 years is a long time to be running a business, that is especially the case if it is in the print medium. Japanese men’s fashion magazine, MEN’S NON-NO is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and they have partnered up with some heavyweights … READ MORE

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WTAPS – GIP-STORE Opening + Website Launch | Tokyo

This will be the first time WTAPS founder/designer Tetsu Nishiyama have opened a retail store and GIP-STORE consolidates his two ventures, WTAPS and free zine, FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS under one roof. The store opened its doors last Saturday, coinciding with the release of the Autumn/Winter 2011 … READ MORE

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WTAPS – 2011 2nd Collection – “Way of Life” | Preview

The genius of WTAPS is the effortless way in which designer TET can grab bits and pieces from seemingly disparate subcultures — workwear, MIL-SPEC, rockabilly, mod — and blend the individual pieces into a cohesive whole. That’s the alchemy at play in the brand’s fall/winter collection, “Way … READ MORE

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WTAPS – Fall/Winter 2011 Collection – “Way of Life” | Preview

WTAPS‘ designer Tetsu Nishiyama (better known simply as TET) has masterminded a brand that combines the best elements of military and trad styling, with notes from biker culture occasionally thrown into the mix. The WTAPS fall/winter 2011 collection, dubbed “Way of Life,” carries on TET’s singular vision, … READ MORE

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WTAPS Camera Shoulder Bag

While readers may be most familiar with WTAPS through their frequent high quality Vans releases, you are missing out if you don’t have the heads up on the entire range from this Harajuku based brand. Their recently released camera shoulder bag, pictured above, is just one example … READ MORE