Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.
Thank you, hope these will fit!
Got a bunch of swatches today. Now I am going to combine the best of a bunch of worlds: the sophisticated greys of the goth ninjas, the style of a street/designer brand like Visvim, and the workmanship of a traditional bootmaker. All Frickin Win.
Argh didn't know there would be another round... I shoulda checked this forum more often.
In case these don't fit the lucky buyer, please contact me...
76. Lace To Toe Oxford, Copper Task Roughout, Beige 2021 Sole, 110 Last, Box Toe $350, SZ: 8
@meadowstyle, sorry to hear. Great second chance opportunity for somebody (with more cash than me )
Just thought i'd adress this quickly. To put things in perspective Red Wing makes about 5000 Made in USA shoes a day. I believe Alden is somewhere in the 300-400 range. We can produce about 25 pairs a day running at max capacity and up to half of those are true work boots. That means for our fashion related boots we are somewhere in the 10-15 a day range. We complete all of the 200+ steps of production in house which is something most companies cannot claim (you'd be surprised by how many "Made in _____" companies are mostly constructed overseas). Outside of the differences in materials and manufacturing methods, we have a small team on the factory floor, many of whom have 10+ years experience, as well as Glen Viberg himself personally finishing and checking every single pair. It's a unique company to say the least.
All of that being said, we will be launching Viberg.com in mid-June with a great selection of ready made boots and are continuing to slowly open up distribution with some of the best stores around the world.
For those of you interested, the Country Derby boot posted above will be added to our line up of offerings shortly. The pair Steel picked up is one of the original handcut patterns, but a slightly altered version is being graded out right now. It's a really great pattern that looks awesome in two-tone configurations.
Spot on Guy.
Once you own a pair you will know. They blow any other boots I know or own out of the water.
I've a custom pair being made on top of my 3 stock pairs. These will last a lifetime but I just can't help buying more they are so so immense in construction and style.
I've had most of the respected names mentioned, (RW, Diemme, Fracap and even Moncler or Vis). These are just on a level of their own and make the others look like wellies (wellingtons boots in the UK) in comparison.
(Can I have a job in sales Guy?)
Any chance of some sample pairs being made in each last so customers can order and then return? This way customers can assure proper fit on the last they want? As an example, Rancourt sends you two sizes for a $50 fee which is then applied as a discount to your order. Until further distribution is opened I think something like this would really help. I know I would be ordering more quickly if I was able to ascertain my exact 2030 sizing.
^ considering they can't keep up with demand, do you see them complicating things to increase demand with no benefit to supply or margin?
I completely disagree with you. You dont think their is an increased margin to selling full retail directly to a customer as opposed to a fraction of that price to a wholesale/distributor?
The custom process is a long process which takes time getting the smallest detail exact.
Imagine sending lasts back and forwards?
That would just make things more complicated IMO.
You can measure your feet and get those details fitted better than most off the shelf boots.
Also I don't think Viberg are that desperate for the custom. They are a niche brand who I'm guessing don't need or seek mass exposure.
The exclusivity of the brand demands that they keep the long and painstaking process and not cave into the production line nonsense like most of their inferior competitors.
I for one wouldn't buy a cheaper pair of Vibergs if they cut production time but also cut corners.
You pay for what you get. Red Wings will last you a year or two.
Vibergs will truly last a lifetime. You do the maths. I think you'll find Vibergs are one of the cheapest boots around.
Unless you really are wearing Red Wings for their intended use (eg logging or line work), they'll last you a hell of a lot longer than a couple of years.
Shucks, I got a pair of 15yo Desert Boots that haven't needed a trip yet to the cobbler
You have totally missed the point of this sample sale. The showcasing has been done as these are models used for trunk shows and the like the past couple of years. They know their market and they've surveyed SF to know that many of the these people are subscribers. It's a chance to reward the followers, clear inventory and still make a buck on items that they would be hard pressed to move in Victoria. Sound like a win win for anyone whose involved.
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