Founded by Keizu Shimizu, owner and director of the legendary Japanese distribution company and store, Nepenthes, Needles represents a sophisticated post-modern approach to vintage American clothing. Exclusively utilizing Japanese manufacturing Shimizu unpicks, amplifies and distorts his clear American vintage inspirations with a sense of anarchy, humour and eclecticism that is usually so lacking from other vintage-repro brands and which has made the brand a global cult favourite.