Channel some Sopranos chic with One Block Down x Needles

Channel some Sopranos chic with One Block Down x Needles

by Ollie Cox
2 min

One Block Down and Needles have got together for a lovely Japan meets Italy link-up. The perfect pairing explores the cultural similarities shared between Japan and Italy, celebrating a shared love of culinary culture and Italian-American films. 

The collaboration features the iconic Needles tracksuit, the brand’s most recognisable and widely worn item. A classic black jacket and pants are adorned with red stripes and the all-important signature Needles Butterfly motif alongside a dual-branded One Block Down tag. 

As you’d expect from a link-up this strong, it’s crafted from premium materials, with the pants being cut to a relaxed, straight fit. Alongside a comfy two-piece, there’s a black and yellow mohair cardigan dropping too. This bad boy sports a regular fit with two distinct patterns: a diamond checkered pattern on the front and a classic checkered pattern on the back.

To accompany the release, One Block Down has launched a special multimedia campaign video titled “Spaghetti Stripes,” drawing inspiration from the Italian-American classics that significantly influenced the collection. The promotional pieces pay homage to two iconic scenes from Goodfellas and The Sopranos, which have been quintessential cultural and clobber landmarks of the 20th century. 

This collaboration brings together One Block Down’s dedication to chronicling and rebuilding subculture for future generations with Needles’ own subcultural appeal, made popular thanks to an authentic following of high-profile tastemakers. 

The One Block Down x Needles “Spaghetti Stripes” collection will be available at 10 a.m. CET on March 7 online and in One Block Down’s three flagship locations in Milan, Rome, and Paris. 

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