Originally Posted by snake
I'll never understand why people beast over visvim so much. Don't feel there's anything too special about the stuff they put out.
Originally Posted by Razele
The only thing solid about visvim is that you need solid gold to pay for it
Some of the stuff is overpriced but generally speaking you get what you pay for. If you've owned a piece of their footwear or clothing or know about the construction process behind some of their pieces the prices don't seem all that unreasonable. I think Hiroki is a masochist, most of the labor that goes into his products is borderline ridiculous. My personal opinion is that no footwear has to be a hand stitched welt, but Hiroki is a huge proponent of the handsewn footwear. Its hard on the hands (little to no factories offer this technique), very time consuming, and many would argue it probably has little to no tangible benefits. People criticize visvim for moving some footwear production to China, but bottom line is very few other countries are willing to do it, and at a reasonable price which reflects the attainable retail value (not easily accessible, but attainable). Additionally, the dying techniques and sourcing the brand does is insane. We're talking about pieces with leather sourced in italy, tanned in germany, then shipped to japan to be hand-dyed, then shipped to another part in japan to be sewn together, etc. I don't want to get too far into the details, but the brand does their homework. That being said, some of the more common pieces dont have the same level of detail they used to (fbt, 101, etc) and are a little over priced nowadays.