October 2011

Title: All things WTAPS./75th entry「Cross bones」

These are cross bones that are representative of WTAPS
but if you look into the past you find a few different patterns for the shape
and in the methods of expression
there are prints done with silk screen
and also embroidered versions chosen for the VANS SYNDICATE sneakers.
Other than those, there are also the stickers which were available

This season, the design has been updated
using a stencil template and painting.
They are all applied one by one by hand so the thickness may vary
and some may be a little worn or smudged;
the finish gives it character as they are all unique.
It may be cool to add more character by applying your favorite motif
with a stencil and not only paint but maybe even spray.


Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production

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Title: All things WTAPS./74th entry「THIS IS A PEN.」

It is not so extreme in a way that you cannot write
without that one or you cannot get motivated without that one
but still, I think
stationary is something that people choose based on their preferences.
Stationary like pens and notebooks are something I feel that are
intimate to most people’s daily lives.

Especially pens come in all sorts of variations like brand, type,
color of ink and the function and price vary also;
they are an item where you can somewhat easily tailor to your taste.
Of course I have my cluttered preferences that I may only understand
but it is not monomaniacal; it is more like a simple rule above
“pretty much either works okay”.

But if I have to give a specific criterion that has to be met,
it would be to have a set group of the same pens.
For things that are slim and thin, the thought of how the
beauty of group theory absolutely exists may seem quite monomaniacal
but the ball pens released this season are displayed at the
GIP-STORE not individually but all lined up
and I felt this was something truly beautiful.

Of course it is also fun to observe the
luxury pens at a place like Itoya from all angles
and to be deferentially attended.
But I really think there is another form of enjoyment you can have
by looking through a different set of eyes than when you look at jewelry items.


Shiori Etsugu / PR

All things WTAPS.

Title: All things WTAPS./73rd entry「Hangars」

This is an item necessary for putting away clothing, but there are many different kinds in material, shape, and purpose.
Thick ones for things like jackets that need to keep the shape of the shoulders, ones for bottoms, and there are even some that serve no special purpose except for just hanging.

At WTAPS, we include a simple plain wood hangar with our outers that have become a standard, but this is just an accessory and not something lined up as a product; from this season we have included in the line up a different shaped hangar as a product.
It is made of wood, but of a darker color with a mellow impression and the shape has a sharp curve to it.
Please do try this out as a storage tool for your valuable wardrobe.


Yasunari Iwasaki / Pattern Maker

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