RATS was born in downtown Tokyo by founder Mano Katsutadashi in 2004.
Mano's influence on the underground culture and street style of Tokyo is undeniable having flourished during Harajuku's infamous 80's and 90's. Mano's main inspirations for Rats comes from his early years hanging out in Harajuku during the 80s and the "Rude Boy' style from the 40's, 50's, and the 60's.
Now nearing 20 years since it's inception both RATS and Mano are revered leaders of the Tokyo scene sharing the streets and collaborating with long time friends in Neighborhood, WTAPS, Undercover & more. RATS is simply the reflection of Mano's philosophy and the way of life he leads.
Click below to see the RATS collection at URAHARA, Melbourne Australia.