Keizo Shimizu, founded Nepenthes as an apparel distributor in Japan in 1988. 7 years later he would start his own brand 'Needles' that has brought unique and casual styles with a vintage feel. The eccentric yet handsomely rugged sportswear collection features track pants, flannel shirts, shorts, jackets, and more closet staples. Pieces are crafted with the highest quality from Japan and feature premium materials.