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post #991 of 1463
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Visvim Virgils got here.



The full grain suede is a really nice touch.

one of the few virgil incarnations that has me seriously considering taking the plunge. I really like the sand/purple combination for some reason too. as much as I like the virgils though, they function more as a replacement for a more basic workwear boot, which just isn't a style I wear very often. would likely get a pair of FBTs first if I were to get anything
post #992 of 1463
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one of the few virgil incarnations that has me seriously considering taking the plunge. I really like the sand/purple combination for some reason too. as much as I like the virgils though, they function more as a replacement for a more basic workwear boot, which just isn't a style I wear very often. would likely get a pair of FBTs first if I were to get anything

I don't wear workboots much either -  I wear Vibergs, but my personal pairs are much more "street" than Vibergs typical offerings - but I feel that the Virgils filla different niche.  They are much more "streetwear" than "workwear" in their feel, in the same way that FBTs and Gris Mocs (some of my favorite) don't feel particularly outdoorsy the way, say, Yuketens do.  I think that the hybridization of sports shoes and other forms, whether it be workboots (Virgils) or military boots (7-holes, Brigadiers) or mocassins (Gris, FBTs) is what makes the brand special.  Otherwise, there are better incarnations of each of the above, on their own.  Visvim's combination of different forms is extraordinarily successful, especially when you consider how many good companies have done a pretty insipid job (see Cole haans on nike air soles).

post #993 of 1463
Fok can you give info on your street take of the Vibergs? I find the Visvim last and toebox to be spot on in terms of proportion to the rest of the boot.
post #994 of 1463
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LA Guy- Yea the TPU stabilizer is a nice touch and it is most definitely decorative. It would definitely be hard to make that welt cleaner while still using leather. They could use a molded welt that is made to fit the exact specifications of the stabilizer and it's shape but that wouldn't look or perform nearly as well as leather.

With that said, I am liking the boots he's putting out like the Brigadier which seem a bit more "classic" but with little Visvim quirks. I wear mine more than anything else in my closet.

I dunno.  If I were to do it, I might be tempted to skiv the leather  so that it tuck neatly under the stabilizer.  

 

What I really want are Virgils on a crepe wedge.

post #995 of 1463
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What I really want are Virgils on a crepe wedge.

2012 happened 3 years ago biggrin.gif




Also as far as I'm concerned my virgil stabilizers have helped prevent pronation wear on all my boots, whereas my brigadiers without stabilizer all lean inwards. Not necessarily attributing this to the stabilizer but it seems possible...
post #996 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Fycus View Post

2012 happened 3 years ago biggrin.gif




Also as far as I'm concerned my virgil stabilizers have helped prevent pronation wear on all my boots, whereas my brigadiers without stabilizer all lean inwards. Not necessarily attributing this to the stabilizer but it seems possible...

Yeah, I know, but not in a color I wanted frown.gif
post #997 of 1463
Hi! Does any one have ICT bandana shirts or now where to find ?
post #998 of 1463
Continuing my journey to build a more colorful casual wardrobe; anyone with experience on Visvim's flannel shirts (Elk or something)?

How's the quality and is it really delicate (dry clean or hand wash only)?

There are some interesting color combos available on Y! and pretty tempting.
post #999 of 1463
Older iterations of black elk are mostly ho-hum. Newer iterations are a very thick sturdy woven cotton fabric that isnt really flannel, more of a twill type giza cotton fabric that is skein dyed (thread dyed) giving it a super nice depth and color. They are totally worth it if you can grab for under $300 in like new or new condition, even retail is fair given the custom fabric, treatment and usually mistmatched / custom buttons (~39,000 jpy). I think they started doing skein dyed black elks 14ss and beyond, but there are some giza cotton models with the same fabric type that were done before that.

14/15aw


14ss
post #1000 of 1463
Thanks Fycus. You were spot on. From the pics I seen online, those older versions seemed pretty drab to me - I was thinking it could be due to the used condition and age.

So the key lookout will be for 2014 SS onwards for the better stuff?
post #1001 of 1463
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Originally Posted by JSAN View Post

Fok can you give info on your street take of the Vibergs? I find the Visvim last and toebox to be spot on in terms of proportion to the rest of the boot.

Well, I did a tan bison on a ripple sole, which I think was pretty awesome, and also one on the 110 last in a special taupe color with a double leather midsole and a vibram outsole, as well as a toecap, which was my take on the 2011 Virgil. Both have a very work + street boot feel.
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What's the opinions toward visvim's denim?

 

Would I be paying for quality, style, or a little of both?

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both but style is subjective, especially wrt washed vs raw models or even the unwashed (dry processed) models

fwiw I own 4 pairs of their washed denim and love it to death, both the quality and the cut. That being said its expensive. I don't own raws but would if I wore raw denim more frequently- still on the hunt for 01 slims in 32x32 (the brand usually only caries 30 length)
post #1004 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Fycus View Post

both but style is subjective, especially wrt washed vs raw models or even the unwashed (dry processed) models

fwiw I own 4 pairs of their washed denim and love it to death, both the quality and the cut. That being said its expensive. I don't own raws but would if I wore raw denim more frequently- still on the hunt for 01 slims in 32x32 (the brand usually only caries 30 length)

Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking of picking up a washed pair from concepts as they're on sale.

What # fit are your pairs in?
post #1005 of 1463
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Originally Posted by Fycus View Post

both but style is subjective, especially wrt washed vs raw models or even the unwashed (dry processed) models

fwiw I own 4 pairs of their washed denim and love it to death, both the quality and the cut. That being said its expensive. I don't own raws but would if I wore raw denim more frequently- still on the hunt for 01 slims in 32x32 (the brand usually only caries 30 length)

Also, do the washed pairs tend to run TTS? Mrporter mentions they run a size small, but nowhere else seems to mention that.

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