About Papa Nui

Papa Nui is not your standard 782, it's a product selection that reflects my love of utility, military and surfing. It's a brand that draws inspiration from vintage and a fascination with the resourcefulness of GI's in the field who reimagined and repurposed their kit, who customised and modified equipment to suit the environment of their deployment.

John Tesoriero

'Papa Nui isn’t about convention, it’s about celebrating the uniqueness of the individual. It is a brand, a place and a state of mind.'


All Papa Nui products are developed from a specific need and chosen to reflect my heritage and influences and then manufactured to the highest quality standards in the best facilities in Japan.

Come and join the Papa's Battalion. Help back the attack and blaze a path to sartorial victory!