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Double post by accident.
Edited by magnumtobaggan - 4/20/16 at 5:42am
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Originally Posted by Emixam View Post

I would definitely use my Vis boots in the wild if I was not living in the city. Scriptura have to be one of the toughest Vis boots with the Cochise, but as discussed often here Vis bootsare tough Fashion boots i.o. with Viberg which are more like fashionable workwear boots.

Here are Ruco`s scriptura after 15 miles trek



Wow the uppers look fine, but the soles are completely wrecked. Do they not glue the soles as well as welting them? 15 miles seems short for that kind of damage. 

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I think the caption was taken a little out of context. Ruco had worn those for years before they went on a hike. The welt is handsewn to the upper but the sole is glued on 90% of models (sans things like poundmaker which have stitching through the sole) to allow easy replacement. This isn't unheard of for this type of boot, they are fashion boots afterall. Most of the modern hiking boots use a lot of machine stitching and synthetic materials which tend to perform better as far as adhesion goes.
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Yeah out of context it was more disconcerting, but seeing as michigan hiking options are usually muddy, maybe it's best to save em for lighter activites.

Anyway added a new pair to the collection, Pizi Serras From FW 2012, the suede was god tier like I was expecting but then the seller told me he had applied repel at some point.

Anyway pics:





Sizing wise I got a ten, which fits well but pinches my second to last toe. I think a 10.5 might have been slightly better fit, but these are not uncomfortable in anyway.
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Halp, I have an irrational want for these.
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What are your opinions on suede repellent?
Yes / No / depends ?
I did not apply on my dark brown boots but just got sand isdt's and I'm considering it
Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by magnumtobaggan View Post

Yeah out of context it was more disconcerting, but seeing as michigan hiking options are usually muddy, maybe it's best to save em for lighter activites.

Anyway added a new pair to the collection, Pizi Serras From FW 2012, the suede was god tier like I was expecting but then the seller told me he had applied repel at some point.

Anyway pics:

Sizing wise I got a ten, which fits well but pinches my second to last toe. I think a 10.5 might have been slightly better fit, but these are not uncomfortable in anyway.

Edited by abcdefghijkl - 4/20/16 at 2:13pm
post #1312 of 1463
Water repellents are good IMO and doesn't alter the look in any way at least in my eyes. I use it in almost all of the suede and nubuck stuffs that I have.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post


Halp, I have an irrational want for these.

Love both of these, especially the brown Sanjuro.

My only thing is, is that I think they are way too expensive for being denim.

Aren't they both sold out already as well?
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Originally Posted by abcdefghijkl View Post

What are your opinions on suede repellent?
Yes / No / depends ?
I did not apply on my dark brown boots but just got sand isdt's and I'm considering it
Thanks

I personally think it flattens out the nap of the suede, and "hardens" the texture. It doesn't change the look much though.I personally just don't use suede in any chance of inclement weather, and have eraser/brush for dirt/dust.
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You can always use the suede brush to bring the nap back, no?
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Got the new visvim thorson jacket today, definitely has a repro fit but I enjoy it. The dyeing process is "dorozome" or mud dye. Jacket is object dyed in vegetable source like bark then soaked in mud that acts as a mordant to bond the dye to the jacket. Normally synthetics like nylons are super hard to dye so the jacket only takes on part of the color. The dorozome process also reacts with the nylon to matte the fabric a ton, giving it a look similar to vintage jackets. Riri zips, cow leather pulls, premium wool ribbing and fine polyester lining. Way over the top but as expected from visvim. The color depending on light source varies greatly which is awesome.

makin' my jacket



natural light



indoors (can see a hint of dye from the browns in the color)

post #1317 of 1463
holy shit, that's a great piece. does it use the same nylon as the fw thorson? i have that one and it's fantastic. did any US stores buy this piece b/c i haven't seen it at all.
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TBH I dont own the fw thorson, a little too warm for california, so i cannot comment. From the other nylon pieces I own like the iris, its the same but treatment is different. Another difference between this model and the fw edition is the batting in this is cotton poly (i think) whereas the fall model is wool lined which makes it 3x heavier. This will not be released in the US, it was an isetan limited drop with sizes 0 and 1 for the archives demonstration and 1-3 available the weekend after at omotesando. Supposedly there will be a restock in august with a larger size run, no confirmation.
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Archive demonstration? Never knew size 0 exist.
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