Needles is a Japanese clothing brand founded in 1988 by Keizo Shimizu. It’s part of the Nepenthes group, which also encompasses a range of other fashion brands and retail operations curated by Shimizu. Needles is widely recognized for its distinctive aesthetic that harmoniously melds influences from American military wear, traditional Japanese garments, and vintage fashion. Perhaps one of the most iconic Needles pieces is their reconstructed "7 Cuts" flannel shirt, which is crafted from slices of vintage shirts, reassembled into a single garment, showcasing a conscientious and creative approach to design and sustainability. The brand has become noted for its bohemian and slightly rebellious aesthetic, often incorporating unexpected fabrics, vivid patterns, and asymmetrical designs. Needles tends to defy categorization, appealing to a broad audience by navigating through various styles and subcultures while maintaining a consistent and unique design narrative. With its eclectic and unconventional style, Needles has carved out a unique space in the fashion world, appealing to those who appreciate the unexpected and the artful in garment design.