Born out of a love for U.S. -made goods, Keizo Shimizu’s in-house Nepenthes label raises Americana to joyful and imaginative heights in a way that only an outside perspective could pull off. Playfully pushing the envelope of vintage workwear, casual clothing, and military, Needles takes inspiration from American pop culture and the fashion movements that are intertwined within it - whether it be ivy, hippy dippy, or grunge - but always finds a way to leave an original impression.
Usually varsity jackets are meant to commemorate achievements but rarely is the jacket itself an achievement. The Award Jacket breaks through this standard with soft leather, classic knit ribbing, and Needle's take on DIY embroidery.
- Leather construction
- Knit ribbing
- Custom patchwork detailing
- Made in Japan