Needles is Japanese design maven Keizo Shimizu’s almost avant garde take on vintage and utilitarian clothing. Repurposing is taken to an extreme, as vintage garments and fabrics are fashioned into entirely new garments, blending a classic aesthetic with a progressive, contemporary sensibility.
The classic, velour track pant is already pretty universally appealing. How many other pieces are prized by the wide ranging demographics of 80s b-boys, 90s nü-metal band members, and Tony Soprano alike? So, when you add in Needles' premium approach to construction and elegant design sensibilities, velour is taken to an entirely different level.