Whether or not loving exclusive shit makes you a hypebeast, there's nothing more satisfying than having a group of people wonder how you went to the other side of the world for that Japanese exclusive piece you have on.
For 2014, WTAPS scratches that eternal itch for ultra-rare gear with their New Year release items, starting with an amazing varsity jacket. The outer material is constructed by UK legendary wool masters Harris Tweed and accented with contrasting ribbed stripes at the neck, waist, and cuffs. Supple leather details round off the pockets on the front, and the symbolic WTAPS flag tag is found on the right shoulder for that asymmetrical look. Alongside the jacket is a pair of sheepskin boots, perfect for those slushy days after a huge snowstorm. The footwear features a super warm fur lining, an antique style closure button on the side, and a cracking effect on the outer for all those vintage-look enthusiasts out there.
The varsity jacket drops in three exclusive colorways: red (GIP Store Tokyo only), navy (GIP Store, overseas HOODS stores), and black (all WTAPS dealers). The sheepskin boots will release at all WTAPS dealers in very limited quantities. Both items release on Jan. 2, so now would be a good time to hit up those Internet friends you have in Asia.