Lapstone & Hammer is beyond excited to welcome a label that is poised for a huge breakout in America: South2 West8. Named after the district in Sapporo where their flagship store is located, South2 West8 stands out among the Nepanthes family of brands by basing their premium sportswear and lifestyle designs on the traditional Japanese art of Tenkara fly fishing. And while you wouldn't instantly connect fly fishing and high fashion, the stylish and functional designs that they create make for a unique aesthetic that sets the brand apart.
Lest you think Fly Fishing is just an aesthetic flourish, this brand approaches its river-based roots seriously: in addition to their much-sought-after signature satin track pants and jackets, South2 West8 offers tie-dye landing nets, insect-proof mesh parkas, hip waders, rods, and waxed cotton trout bags. Our selection from South2 West8's SS21 collection won't net you any champion trout, but it might get you some serious clout. In addition to the standard array of logo tees and caps, we have lounge pants in custom Real Tree camp print, reconstructed camo fatigues, techy nylon shorts and a range of unique accessories.
South2 West8 is now available both in-store at our 1106 Chestnut St. location in Philadelphia, and online at lapstoneandhammer.com.
Photos by Evan Kaucher