The history of WTAPS began in 1993. Tetsu Nishiyama, known
simply as Tet, established his first brand - 40% Against Rights in
Tokyo at the beginning of the Harajuku Ura-Hara movement.
A few years later in 1996 Tet re-emerged with his new line WTAPS
(Pronounced Double Taps) based heavily on military stylings and the
outdoors. Tet has been creative director of Black Flag, an a multi
brand shop in Aoyama, Tokyo and de-facto WTAPS store. Now known as
the GIP store, the WTAPS flagship is located in Shibuya,
WTAPS products are designed according to a philosophy based on the
work of traditional Japanese carpenters called 'Miya-Daiku' who are
highly skilled workers known for making full use of each piece of
wood used. WTAPS is widely recognised for its collaborations with
brands including Supreme, Stussy and Vans. Most recently Tet has
launched new lifestyle brand DESCENDENT.