Harken, fellow stylesiasts! The celestial forces have aligned to reveal unto you four sacred Japanese labels that shall elevate your corporal vestments to transcendent new planes of aesthetic rapture.

Let me, The Style Hierophant, initiate you into the hidden harmonies of visvim, Kapital, Needles, and Engineered Garments - arrivals from the prime materiality that shall metamorphose the uninitiated into slick, boundary-defying arbiters of élan vital.



Let us make obeisance first to visvim, artisanal cloaking from an enlightened order of textile alchemists. Their handcrafted FBT footwear are true philosopher's boots, thrusting the diamond body into synchronized step with the supernal dances. Swathed in their exquisite gear, you'll be imbued with a rebelliously nonchalant flow - like that of the explorer-wizard leading the Norsemen westward, navigating by the mercurial energies of the Aurora Borealis.


📸Mr. Porter

We turn our third eye now to Kapital and its deliriously enchanted riffs on American vintage - spells of patchwork, distressing, and enigmatic embroideries obscure the vital essense and disorient the senses of the uninitiated. To cloak oneself in Kapital's alchemized denim, boro, and boney-laden ephemera is to be unshackled from the staid conformities of the masses, en route to a estactic shamanistic resonance of sorts. 


Questing for loud stealth and vibrant camouflage amidst profane disharmonies? Needles is your ephemeral cipher. Under the quiet genius of Keizo Shimizu, a Zen meditation of reconfigured military tailoring, tattered flou, and vintage wreckage coalesces into a destructured nonchalance to shroud your light-bending presence.

Engineered Garments

📸Engineered Garments

Again, Nepenthes. At the vanguard operating at the dimensional fringes where cosmos is torn, rewoven, and distilled into higher states of being, there is Engineered Garments and the visionary Daiki Suzuki. His workwear designs are encoded with hyperintelligent utility and stealth futuristic functions, conduits that inspire cult transcendental raptures. The uninitiate sees only mortal simplicity where a mystic glimpses the fractal language underlying it all. 

Wear these brands, gain style points x 10,000

By recapitulating the aetheric geometries of even one of these four hallowed Japanese houses into your sanctum sanctorum of couture, you shall undergo an inversive alchemical rite of being. 

Prepare your essence to become gnostic luminary amidst the dull, outer darkness of the street-corner proletariat!

The choice regalia now revealed, the future potentiality of your not-so-accidental awakening shimmers most numinous.

Shop for Kapital, Visvim, EG, and Needles at some of our favorite shops.

A jacket made with KAPITAL’s original BORO processing technology from the factory in Kojima, Okayama Prefecture. An original fabric that has been generously infused with over 30 years of processing know-how that has evolved from the damage of jeans. Please note that there are slight individual differences in the arrangement of colors and patterns. Size 3/US Small, Size 4/ US Medium, Size 5/ US Large Color: Indigo 100% Made In Japan
14oz Denim KOUNTRY Motocross Pants “TODOTERRENO” - Faded Indigo
Kapital loose fitting pants inspired by overalls. A number of pockets are in various places, replicating cargos and overalls. Intentional distressing. Color:Faded indigo. 100% Cotton Made in Japan
14oz BLKxBLK Denim T-Back Drizzler JKT(ANARCHY RAINBOWY) - Black X Black
Color: Black x Black Detachable lining Made In Japan 100% cotton Lining: 100% polyester Distressed. Any tearing or damage caused by processing is the intention of the design and is not a product defect. Style #: K2311LJ160 Model is 6′2 wearing a size 3 TAGGED SIZE 2 3 4 NECK 17 18 19 SHOULDER 22 23 24 CHEST 52 54 56 AR
8oz Denim Lined CACTUS Coverall (Arabesque)
Color : Indigo The CACTUS coverall incorporates details found in vintage items and is combined with a lining. Made of thin one-wash denim and corduroy on the collar. The front has dot buttons. Due to the characteristics of the design, this product has been partially cut off. There may be some loose threads in the fiber
Bone embroidery on the side Tapered fit Beige Button fly Cinch back 100% cotton Made in Japan Style #: EK-1535 Model is 6′2 wearing a size 32 TAGGED SIZE 30 32 34 36 38 WAIST 30 32 34 36 38 FRONT RISE 13.25 13.5 14 14.75 15.25 BACK RISE 16.25 16.75 17 18 18.25 UPPER THIGH 12.25 12.5 13 13.25 13.5 KNEE 8.5 8.75 9.25 9 1
14oz BLK Denim Casquette (DIXIE FACTORY Remake) - Black x Ecru
Made from 14oz black denim and has been given a used finish to reflect the aging process. Black x Ecru 100% cotton There are individual differences. Tear or damage due to processing is the intention of the design, not a product defect. One size Made in Japan Style #: K2310XH542
Needles - H.D. PANT - BDU - OT218
H.D. PANT - BDU The H.D. PANT is a popular item with a unique silhouette with a large bulge at the front due to darts at the waist and hem. The relaxed silhouette and open, comfortable fit are also attractive. The BDU pant design with side pockets gives it a distinctive sense of volume, making it an ideal choice for an
Needles - C. S. Army Shirt - Back Sateen - OT180
C. S. Army Shirt - Back Sateen It is a simple yet cool jacket with a stand collar, patch pockets, and ribbed sleeves. The fabric used is lightweight cotton back satin. The brand’s iconic papillon is embroidered on the left chest. This jacket is easy to use as an inner or a jacket throughout the year. 【Product Details】
Needles Lumberjack Coat BrownNeedles puts their own spin on the classic heavyweight workwear jacket silhouette. Featuring custom branding on the chest of the butterfly logo synonymous to Needle’s, a velour pop collar, two large front pockets, and finished off with two smaller buttoned pockets on the chest. Style: NS157
Darts Jean Jacket ‘Indigo’
Needles | SKU: NS166 NS166 INDI
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Needles Zipped Hooded Work Jacket BlackNeedles puts their own spin on the classic heavyweight workwear jacket silhouette. Featuring custom branding on the pocket of the butterfly logo synonymous to Needle’s, a hooded design, two large front pockets, and finished off with purple ribbed finishes all throughout. Style: NS
Engineered Garments Over Pant Olive Nylon Ripstop
- I don’t like to state the obvious...or do I. I definitely like to state the obvious. So I’m going to let you know that this pant can go OVER your other pants if you’d like. You don’t need to but you can. So it kind of acts like two pants. One as a regular pant and the other as an over pant. I guess that’s where they got their name from. I mean it’s in the title.- Snap button waist with zip fly & drawstring- Snap button flap side pockets- Rear snap button flap patch pockets- Pleated knee tucks- Drawstring hem- 100% nylong- Made in USA- Model is 6′1
Engineered Garments SAS Jacket Red Fake Poly Fake Melton
You can not get more classic EG than this. RED MELTON OUTERWEAR. This is a throwback to 2013 when Fong was wearing Alden Indy boots, tight Unis pants and Band of Outsiders oxfords. The same could actually be said for Jonathan. So when we first saw this we knew it was an immediate cop. An ode to an era of EG that forever changed menswear. This piece is built off nostalgia. Hood with throat latch Button flap chest pockets Button flap hip pockets with side hand warmer pockets Rear button flap pockets Quilted lining 87% polyester 10% rayon 3% spandex Made in USA Model is 6′1
Engineered Garments Work Shirt Black Cotton Denim Shirting
We are channeling our inner 2013s right now! The Workshirt has officially been RESURRECTED with the one of the greatest collection of shirts we’ve seen to date. We got the black denim, blue cotton chambray and two PHENOMENAL heavy twill plaids aka the check aka the Jonathan. Oversized button chest pocket with hidden pen slot & inverted button chest pocket Reinforced elbows Curved hem with unfinished serge detail at gusset Cat eye buttons 100% cotton Made in USA Model is 6’0” (183cm) tall, weighs 160lbs (73kg) and is wearing a size M
Engineered Garments FA Pant Grey Poly Wool Herringbone
We live and die by the number of pockets on our pants. This pant basically makes us immortal in the fashion game. Plus we can literally hide so many things on our body and no one will be the wiser. Button flap pockets on front, side, rear & side slash pockets Drawstring waist & hem Knee dart detailing 37% polyester 36% acrylic 21% wool 4% silk 2% elastane Made in USA Model is 6’0” (183cm) tall, weighs 160lbs (73kg) and is wearing a size M
FBT Shaman-Folk ‘Black’
Visvim | SKU: 0123202002003
Excelsior II Cap I.M.O.M. ‘Green’
Visvim | SKU: 0123103003007 123103003007 GREE
Amplus V-Neck Hand-Knit ‘Black’
Visvim | SKU: 0123205012002 123205012002 BLAC
Cheekag-Folk ‘Dark Brown’
Visvim | SKU: 0123202002004
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