Neighborhood was originally conceived as part of founder Shinsuke Takizawa’s motorcycle enthusiast interests; the lack of motorcycle apparel that was suitably functional and fashionable spurred Takizawa to create his own label.
Neighborhood’s mix of technical expertise, luxury construction standards, and classic utilitarian and subculture aesthetics made the brand a cornerstone of modern streetwear.
Functionality, with just a hint of mysterious, plausible deniability. Do you actually have elite martial arts training? Are you employed in the ninjutsu arts of subterfuge, intelligence gathering and assassination? Almost certainly not, to both questions. But who can say for sure when you're keeping warm by keeping your face covered?