WTAPS needs little introduction. Since 1996, the Tetsu Nishiyama-headed label has continued to refine its exemplary line of streetwear, creating military-inspired pieces with one eye affixed on vintage Americana.
The latest drop of their SS16 collection reveals a distinct nod to 90’s New York with the brand’s ubiquitous Japanese streetwear edge. Presenting a selection of high-quality graphic-emblazoned jersey tees alongside retro sportswear influences, this collection epitomises the sort of summer-ready clean colour palette we’ve come to expect from the Japanese masters.
The League Shirt is a standout piece that delivers the perfect homage to American sportswear nostalgia with bold applique lettering, contrast piping and finished with an old-school athletically-designed hem.
Military influences abound in the webbed cotton canvas GI Belt, featuring durable metal hardware complete with concealed bottle opener, with the tight-fitting cotton twill Khaki Chinos straddling the border between durable workwear and contemporary wardrobe staple.
Expect the finest Japanese materials, bold prints and utilitarian design in a collection bookended by stylish yet durable accessories and premium leather tennis sneakers.
The WTAPS SS16 Collection is available now online at EndClothing.com.