W)Taps is overseen by Tetsu Nishiyama, aka TET, a pioneer of the Harajuku fashion scene. After starting up a few brands in the early '90s, TET struck gold with W)Taps in 1996. The brand infused a military aesthetic into sturdily constructed clothes that still carried TET's signature look from his earlier work. After 2003, W)Taps branched out from its military influence to also include trad and Ivy looks. The brand has also collaborated with some of the biggest names out there, including Supreme, Stussy, A Bathing Ape, and Vans.