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Thursday
Dec122013

Wander the River by Fumihiko Okabe

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Photography: Arata Suzuki
Styling: Fumihiko Okabe
Model: Masuo Honma

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The 17th edition of Nepenthes' online editorial series, Remix, is an epic affair directed by Fumihiko Okabe. Shot in the Akita prefecture by Arata Suzuki, the story captures well-known fly fisherman, Masuo Honma, in a variety of outfits. Seasonal pieces from South2 West8, Sonic Lab, Needles and Engineered Garments feature alongside collaborations with Rayner & Sturges, Beaver of Bolton, Zapf and New Era, as well as items by Mainland Boot, Whangarei, Lundhags, Stadler, Barena and Skookum.

Wander the River

Tuesday
Dec102013

Nepenthes Hasegawa Journal: EG 19th Century BD Shirt

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—01. A firm favourite.

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As non-Japanese speakers might expect, Google translate makes a total mess of this conversation between Daiki Suzuki and Popeye fashion director, Akio Hasegawa. However, if you're a fan of the Brooks Brothers-inspired, single needle staple – a constant in the Engineered Garments mainline and Workaday collections since both began, and an item that started life as a Nepenthes New York product in the days before EG – it's well worth deciphering.

Nepenthes Hasegawa Journal

Monday
Nov112013

Ordinary Days, Usual Seat by Yuriko E

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Photography: Masahiro Sanbe
Styling: Yuriko E
Hair & Makeup: Rumi Hirose
Model: Jane

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Another fantastic instalment in the Nepenthes Remix series, this time with a womenswear focus. Directed and styled by Yuriko E, the story features Needles, Barena, FWK by Engineered Garments, Sonic Lab and Nepco alongside some beautiful incidental imagery, all captured by Masahiro Sanbe.

Ordinary Days, Usual Seat

Thursday
Oct172013

Needles Arrow Down Parka

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—01. Made in Japan.

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Sometimes Needles refines a piece of Americana to such a point it borders on exquisite. This parka, with its quilted down interior and deer leather reinforced pockets, gets my vote for one of the casual coats of the season – if there was such an award.

Available at Eggplant

Wednesday
Sep252013

With Morgan by Katsuyuki Honjo

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Direction & Styling: Katsuyuki Honjo
Photography: Go Tanabe
Model: Cloude Morgan

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The latest edition of the Nepenthes Remix series was directed by Katsuyuki Honjo. Split into six sections, the story was shot outdoors in Hokkaido using Fall-Winter '13 pieces from Engineered Garments, Needles and South2 West8, as well as a selection of the special products produced for Nepenthes' 25th Anniversary.

With Morgan

Friday
Sep062013

Now Open: Nepenthes Hakata

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2-28 Tenyamachi Hakataku
Fukuokashi Fukuoka
Tel: 092-292-0579
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Nepenthes have recently opened a new store in the city of Hakata. Located in the south west of Japan, the interior has a refined tropical aesthetic, offering a vast selection of their in-house brands, including Engineered Garments, Needles and South2 West8 alongside a variety of unique collaborations.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

Not Designed But Engineered

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Directed by Manabu Gaku Inada.

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Gaku Inada met Daiki Suzuki four years ago, when they began surfing together as part of a group of friends who'd meet regularly and drive out to the beach before dawn. They'd spend the hour-long trip discussing everything from '80s New York art culture to music, their families, fashion and the day's surf conditions. From those conversations Gaku became interested in discovering what his surfing colleague did outside of their early mornings at the beach, and arranged to film Daiki as he worked on his clothing line, Engineered Garments. This outsider's view of Suzuki’s unique approach – “not designed but engineered” – is the subject of the above short film, recently released by Inada Studio.

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Inada Studio

Tuesday
Jul232013

Needles Fall-Winter 2013

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01. Mens.
02. Womens.

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Needles have just released their Fall-Winter '13 lookbook through the Nepenthes Japan website. Featuring a variety of dark tones, subtle patterns and loose fitting silhouettes, the collection, for both men and women, is another stand out for the upcoming season.

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