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Tuesday
Dec152015

Rebuild by Needles Brown Duck Arrow Jacket

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01. Welt pockets.
02. Patchwork construction.

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This variegated amalgam of brown duck canvas fabrics adds a lot of visual interest to the fairly basic Arrow Jacket by Needles. Having poked around in a number of shops before finding this hunting piece, it's apparent that patchwork is a prevalent trend this season. Many brands seem to be doing it for the novelty of pairing disparate fabric panels, but the Rebuild line uses this approach as its signature season after season, crafting entirely new one-off creations from a wide range of vintage items.

Available from Goodhood

Tuesday
Sep292015

Needles Ghillie Sneaker

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01. Treated suede detailing.

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It's very difficult to make a shoe silhouette that feels interesting and original, yet also wearable. The Ghillie Sneaker from Needles may share some similarities with the Jack Purcell and Chuck Taylor, but the mix of fabrics, unique lacing system, thick rubber outsole and almost non-existent branding definitely give it an identity of its own.

Available from Haven

Saturday
Mar282015

Rebuild by Needles Coach Jacket

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—01. 50% cotton, 50% polyester.

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The last few seasons have seen a real upswing in the popularity of the coach jacket style, but none have stood out as distinctly as this Rebuild by Needles version. Constructed from repurposed army surplus garments, and adorned with chest pockets, button plackets and name badges, it would be pretty tough to confuse this with any of the more overtly bland options available, by obvious comparison of course. 

Available from The Bureau

Sunday
Feb152015

Needles Papillon Glasses – Samuel Sunglasses

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–01. Four colour options.

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Whether it's shoes, socks, hats, clothing, remade clothing or eyewear, Needles seem capable of producing just about anything at a high level. The Samuel model from the brand's Papillon glasses collection comes in four options and features flip up lenses. I don't think it was the designer's main point of reference, but I was instantly reminded of Ozzie Smith.

Available from Silver and Gold

Friday
Jan232015

Needles Spring-Summer '15 Lookbook

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01. Fog Jacket.
02. Asymmetric Sneaker.

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The Needles Spring-Summer ’15 lookbook was recently released on the Nepenthes site, and features Keizo Shimizu’s customary reworkings of vintage, military and sportswear classics with his unique sensibility. There is also a sneak peek at a number of completely new styles from the Rebuild by Needles sub-line; the most outstanding of which are the hunting shirts that utilize a vast array of woodland, duck hunter and desert camouflage, just to name a few. 

Nepenthes

Monday
Dec152014

Rebuild by Needles M-65 x MA-1

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—01. Constructed in Japan.

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One of our last deliveries of the season came from Needles and included this incredible jacket from the Rebuild collection. Mixing an M-65 with an MA-1 could go very wrong, but the Japanese brand have managed to create a unique, interesting and very wearable piece.

Available from Inventory

Monday
Oct062014

Fall-Winter '14 Knitwear

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01. John Smedley Dales Sweater.
02. MHL Roll Neck.

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With the temperature dropping in the last couple of weeks, we've entered fully into knitwear season and, as long as it stays dry, it's more than welcome. Our shops are now stocked with classic pieces from Margaret Howell, John Smedley, Beams Plus and Needles, providing a well-rounded offering for the current climate.

Available from Inventory

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Friday
Oct032014

Polaroids in Motion by Katsuyuki Honjo

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Photography: Rintaro Ishige
Styling: Katsuyuki Honjo
Hair: Amano
Models: Ash, Hintaro Yuya & Pawel

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The latest editorial to be published on the Nepenthes site features a series of polaroid photographs, each accompanied by a short video. Highlighting a selection of Fall-Winter '14 pieces from Needles, and its various sub-labels, the story is directed by Katsuyuki Honjo and shot by Rintaro Ishige.

Polaroids in Motion

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