When a trademark dispute ended the brand Hoggs, designer Keizo Shimizu introduced Needles as an extension of the store Nepenthes; a second chance at an in-house line essentially. Since 1988, Needles has blended Americana, military and sportswear influences with Japanese textiles to create products both familiar and unique. The brand is particularly known for its 7 Cut Flannel shirts and track pants. In 2018, the brand collaborated with AWGE on a collection of tracksuits.

When was Needles founded?
Needles was founded in 1988.

Where is Needles from?
Both Needles and Nepenthes started in Tokyo, Japan.

Who is the founder of Needles?
The founder of Needles is Keizo Shimizu.

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