Needles is the creation of Keizo Shimizu, owner and director of famed Japanese clothing distributor and umbrella company, Nepenthes. Sitting at the heart of the mini empire of cult brands, including Engineered Garments, Needles is Shimizu’s personal take on what clothing should be, with unassuming branding, innovative design and artisan manufacturing techniques.

The Rebuild by Needles project is the label’s sub-line extending on Shimizu’s aesthetic with surplus fabric and vintage menswear reconstructed into unique new pieces. Original details such as repurposed zippers or pockets used in unexpected ways are masterfully balanced with wearable silhouettes, presenting one-of-a-kind clothing in keeping with the reworked style that is central to the Nepenthes identity.

September 15, 2016
Tags: men