All manufactured in Japan, reworked vintage apparel label Needles was founded by Keiso Shimizu in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan. By providing unique and casual styles with a vintage aesthetic, the label incorporates two sub-labels within its entity: Needles Sportswear and Rebuild by Needles, which is Its most prominent label. Rebuild by Needles reworks vintage apparel by sewing them into new one-of-a-kind offerings. Needles was initially launched to project Shimizu’s vision and trace back to his experience visiting and introducing products worldwide. Needles’ embodies the concept of clothes being mass-produced and left without purpose, which becomes rebuilt. By using Japanese textiles to design and create a rand of eccentric yet uniquely American styles and sub-labels, the apparel is stitched together to create entirely new pieces that make a statement.
The latest Spring/Summer 22 delivery from Needles combines workwear, military, and classic ‘70s-inspiration within a selection of apparel, accessories, headwear, and footwear. Even spotlighting a collaboration with Brooklyn-based workwear apparel label SMITH’S, the delivery includes their signature track pants along with their ever-present butterfly motif transferred to a vast array of items. The collection views the world through the lens of vintage aesthetics by reshaping classic silhouettes into items such as pendants, jackets, basketball shorts, work shirts, and more. The ever-popular Needles Flannel Shirts reappear from Rebuild by Needles and introduce the 7 Cuts L/S Tee that embodies a collegiate approach.
The iconic Ribbon Flannel Shirt from Rebuild by Needles continues its legacy. Crafted entirely from cotton, this distinct design elevates the traditional flannel, as this silhouette is cut from seven different shirts, resulting in its unique aesthetic—the shirt’s intricate paneling of flannels upgrades any everyday apparel collection, both breathable and comfortable. Also included within the silhouette is a front button closure with barrel cuffs and a chest pocket at the front for functionality. The uneven hem ties together the look. Alongside this offering is the Needles 7 Cuts College S/S Tee. This collegiate vintage-inspired silhouette is cut from several vintage college tees, resulting in its layered aesthetic. Spotlighting an uneven hem, the profile incorporates ribbed detailing at the neckline and screen-printed collegiate graphics at the chest.
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A selection of jewelry and headwear is also spotlighted within Needles’ latest delivery. The Needles Papillon Pendant is plated with 18 karat gold, allowing for a modern aesthetic that makes a statement within any outfit. Additional jewelry includes the Smile and Peace Pendant, offered in silver and gold-plated options. For a headwear approach, consider exploring the delivery’s vast selection of Bermuda Hats, such as the Needles Poly Jacquard Bermuda Hat seen in a Floral hue. These designs are the perfect streetwear apparel item to incorporate into your collection. Featuring a polyester blend, the distinct silhouette incorporates a dome crown and a circular brim that genuinely encapsulates the vintage aesthetic of the classic Bermuda hat. The lined interior provides long-lasting warmth and comfort while not sacrificing breathability.
Other spotlighted apparel in this new collection from Needles is the offerings provided within the label’s collaboration with workwear-inspired label SMITH’S. The Needles x SMITH’S Cotton Twill Coverall emphasizes retro ‘70s-inspired and workwear-inspired aesthetics. Featuring an iconic coverall silhouette, this authentic design is crafted from cotton and displays bold contrast stitching placed throughout its entirety. The four front and inner pockets offer a functional touch, emphasizing its everyday wear qualities. The chest's button-up closure and embroidered butterfly motif tie the overall look. Boasting similar aesthetics, the Needles x SMITH’S Cotton Twill Painter Pant pairs seamlessly with its top counterpart. The design, also crafted from cotton, displays a wide silhouette with its hammer loop and spanner pockets, emphasizing its workwear inspiration. The cinched back provides additional detailing alongside cross belt loops and contrast stitching—embroidered branding and motifs placed at the left thigh tie together this apparel collaboration.
Don’t miss out on the Spring/Summer 2022 delivery from Needles. Embody workwear-inspired aesthetics throughout a selection of everyday offerings today, available now at all retail locations + online. To take a closer look at this new collection, click here.