March 2013

Title: All things WTAPS./157th entry「Bags」

For the daily commute I almost always
use a backpack.
It is something so normal so I never really noticed it
but the more I think about it even on days off when I go out
I use a backpack.
The main reason is how it fits close to the back and both arms
can open so that you really do not feel like you are carrying it.

Also I use a tote bag sometimes
because of the wide opening it is easy to put things in and take out
and the one I use a lot is a larger size made of tough canvas;
I feel it is handy because it is built tough and holding many things.

When going out by myself I choose accordingly
but I bring both when going out with family or with many people.


Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production

All things WTAPS.Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production

Title: All things WTAPS./156th entry「Always remains in your heart」

The other day at an interview of the designer
we received a plan to introduce youth movies that had left an impression.
Maybe because the generation is similar,
the choices and comments were what I could relate to
but, at the same time when scenes I did not remember were brought up
I thought how it was interesting
and had a strange feeling of how
memories that struck are chord are different.

Then I just had to watch so bad
3 John Hughes films in a row

and compared to back then, I felt that my mind was wired differently
like I have thicker skin or something
watching from a bird's eye view.

Feeling slightly jealous and lonely at the same time
may be proof that I have become an adult.

But the uplifting feeling or
I love it! feeling of re-confirmation after watching the movies
is still something that tickles me now like back then.


Shiori Etsugu / PR

All things WTAPS.Shiori Etsugu / PR

Title: All things WTAPS./155th entry「Socks」

I like socks that are built nice.
Of course how it feels when worn is important
but also the fit when you put your foot in is too.
Socks are in a more brutal position than clothes.
Stepped on all day long
and their turn in the rotation comes up quick
so they are practically abused without much rest.

regardless of how they are subject to heavy labor
socks tend to be thought of lightly.
I feel they could have been in a more important position.

I change out my socks depending on the season.
Some with patterns,
some that are plain.
I also change out the colors.

It is something I use everyday so I have a lot of them.

Match them with clothes,
match them with shoes.
There are many different kinds.

For the season coming up, you also have the option to "not wear socks".


Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

All things WTAPS.Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: All things WTAPS./154th entry「Attachment」

There is work known as repair.
Sometimes unfortunately buttons fall off,
threads get cut, unfortunate things happen
and we may cause you trouble.
Depending on the details the methods vary, some get fixed at the atelier
and some get returned to the factory, but either way
we strive to get it done.

Sometimes there are older items.
In such a case, many of the damage is from being worn so
it is difficult to return it back to its original condition
but repair is done so that it could be worn for a long time from now on also.
I feel thankful and happy when I see items that seem to have been worn a lot.
Used many times carefully, the item with the person's emotion in it
has an expression like no other.
That is very cool.


Yasunari Iwasaki / Pattern Maker

All things WTAPS.Yasunari Iwasaki / Pattern Maker

Title: All things WTAPS./153rd entry「Promises」

This will be talking about something a little personal
but I have kept on running for around 8 years.
It is not everyday, but at a pace I can call part of routine living.

If asked if I like to run, it is really not so,
and honestly I have a stronger feeling of it being a pain,
but the feeling of accomplishment taking a bath after running is not bad
and I feel good when my times are good when entering races every now and then.

Early morning, late night, changing the distance depending on the day
following a rule I have set, I run around the neighborhood by myself.
It is more so I can eat what I want to eat versus doing it for my health
there is no doubt that running has heavily influenced my current life.
In the daily life, it has kept going on as a promise.

There are many promises in life, but the purpose is the same.
That is nothing other than to live the day called today graciously.
It is not something where something happens if you do it
and it is not like there is a punishment if you do not.
But if it is a feeling of one that is striving for something, you end up going for it.


Naoyuki Inoue / Production

All things WTAPS.Naoyuki Inoue / Production
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