Tetsu Nishiyama’s military centric WTAPS returns this season in time for the summer weather. New branding elements are seen, typographically representing the WTAPS brand on a variety of tops, bottoms, light outerwear and accessories. Some key pieces from the drop include include the Para / Trouser Cargos, Scout LS overshirt and the Drag-On pullover anorak.
You can find select items online at retailers including HAVEN.
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There are pieces that are sensible additions to any wardrobe, and there’s showcase pieces that you have to find a way to make work. This one of the latter. This incredible vest from Stone Island has too many features to list here. The key things to know are that it’s down filled and sheepskin shearling lined. , The material, is a proprietary a reflective water and wind resistant polyester fabric owing its features to a coating made of thousands of glass microspheres.
An opaque black plating totally covers the refraction of the material which can be seen when light bounces off it (think camera flashes). If you ever get to the point of wearing this monster in, it’s going to slowly change the impact of the reflections over time. Basically this is an incredible grail vest from Stone Island but you might not want to wear it around any airports.
Available at Haven.
The Adidas Stan Smith has been one of the most popular sneakers in the past 12 months. Adidas Consortium (the most exclusive account the brand offers) is taking a victory lap in these Primeknit Stan Smiths. In black or white, with an off-white outsole these are subtle to the eye but they pack a punch with the reflective silver yarn incorporated into the construction of the back heel tab.
It’s hard to tinker with a classic but Adidas got it right with these Primeknit Stan Smiths, available at End Clothing for $135.