November 2011

Title: All things WTAPS./80th entry「ALL IN ONE」

Since the RUGS from the 2008 AW collection
an overall comes back again after 3 seasons called the ALL IN ONE
dropping U.S. Navy deck jacket details
spec’ed with a heavy weight military cord
along with hooks used on the side openings of the late model deck jacket
with numbering of a 23 stenciled in paint
available only in one colorway of navy
different from the usual work taste light ounce denim material overall
completed in a similar milspec style such as the M-65 and JUNGLE.

It may seem like a difficult piece,
but once you wear it, it actually blends easier than you think.
For an example, please check out the photo in the designer’s blog at
And please check out the actual item over at the GIP-STORE or other dealers.
It is not too late!


Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production

All things WTAPS.

Title: All things WTAPS./79th entry「Unexpected encounters」

Asides from the inline
WTAPS releases spot items each season.
Basically there is not a set release date and prior notice is not
given out much so many times they may appear suddenly in the stores.
This season too will start to have a few things released.
Let me show you some items that the samples have become ready.
WTAPS mohair cardigan and
the WTAPS X SYNDICATE apparel line; some items from V&W.
The cardigan features mohair and just by this it gives a further depth to the quality, and the V&W work shirt has a gimmick in the lining.
We decided to have the resin made key chain to be created by
who is well known for his hand made sculptures.
These items will not be available for a while,
but there are some items I could not show here
that will be hitting the stores tomorrow.
The usual stuff, but I am really looking forward to them.




Shiori Etsugu / PR

All things WTAPS.

Title: All things WTAPS./78th entry「IF IN LIFE」

I have been fortunate to have blog over at the site called
Looking back, it has been going on for 5 years.
(Technically speaking this includes times absent also)
The last few years I have made up a set format
using a tripod to take a set photo of my desk at the atelier
and writing about what goes on daily.
My day starts when I reach the atelier.
I try to document and leave behind my feelings of the day with reality.

Many things happened this year.
Globally, for the country we live in, and also personally.

It is November from today.
The weather is really sunny.

Today ends
tomorrow arrives
and also the next day after comes.

Time layers on and life goes by.

I think of such things during the crimson foliage autumn.


Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

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Title: All things WTAPS./77th entry「Heavy gauge」

One of our standards, the BLACKWATCH, is planned to hit the stores next week.
The looks are of the popular pea coat, but this season the material is
not wool but 100% cotton cord.
A fabric with fine ridges and a strong rigid feel.
On the inside is a mid fill to help retain heat
creating a heavy finish that is good for the coming season.

Also, the stitch work is a noteworthy detail.
By purposely choosing a thick thread (heavy gauge), it highlights the stitching
creating a textured feel with a rich expression.

Threads come in various thickness and material;
what gets chosen depends on how you want to show the stitching
through design, material, and modifications.  
The differences may seem hard to tell unless you look up close,
but it is a very important factor when composing clothing.
Why not change the angle of how you look at your favorite pieces of clothing?


Yasunari Iwasaki / Pattern Maker

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Title: All things WTAPS./76th entry「Kinmokusei (Orange Osmanthus)」

The seasonal change of clothes finishes around when Kinmokusei flowers fall.

The hot season has completely finished
and many people may feel some loneliness during this time, but personally I have childhood memories of how
“seasonal change of clothes = treating yourself to new clothing or belongings”
so the smell of Kinmokusei and the cool evening air brings some excitement to me.

Shorts change to trousers
short sleeves change to long sleeve shirts and jackets
making it about time for boots to make way.

As the years go by I do worse with the colder weather
but as far as clothing and what I put on
I truly cannot wait for the new season to arrive.


Naoyuki Inoue / Production

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