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*** Visvim thread: Dissertation on a Japanese Holy Spirit ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by g transistor, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    ~ all things visvim ~

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    I've spent a stupid amount of money and time on visvim in the last two years. I have been a long time fan of the brand and finally dove in head first. I've worn or tried a TON of items so if people have questions feel free to ask, this applies to shirting, outerwear, pants, and footwear. I have since calmed down and am selling off or have already sold off most of my collection to focus on other affairs, but still appreciate the amazing attention to detail and quality of items they put out.

    Taken from RP:

    Footwear:
    Skags: half size down
    Virgil: half size down
    Grizzly: full size down
    73: full size down
    Brigadier: half size down
    FBT(JP): half size down
    FBT(CN): half size down or tts

    Outerwear
    Minie hunting jacket: tts
    Coverall (shawl collar) natural dye moleskin, corduroy: tts
    Mies coat: tts
    101 Denim jacket: tts in arm and body length, but very slim arms. Able to size up if tall
    Kilgore jacket: tts but slim in body. fabric breaks in very fast and loosens up
    Lhamo shirt: tts but slim arms
    Potomac jacket: Very slim arms but tts in length
    Kerchief down jacket: very slim all over but tts in length. size up if you are normal build
    Noragi: Size up at least 1, arms very slim. French seam at arms so can be taken out by tailor, only recommended for rail thin arms
    PFD jacket: TTS / size down 1 if you dont plan on layering

    Shirting
    Long rider shirt: tts
    Lungta bd: short but tts (some models sizeup)
    Albacore bd: tts
    Four courners shirt: tts
    Social Sculpture bd: tts

    Denim
    social sculpture 04 Cut: Size up 1
    social sculpture 01 cut: true to size
    non wash 04 cut: size up 1
    non wash 01 cut: true to size / size up 1
     
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  5. g transistor

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    YES, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    I have been wanting to put together a whole sizing compendium for vis for a while.

    For stuff like Noragi and Lhamo, I think it works best sized up and worn as a little oversized top layer. Many fits I see I think they are worn too short or too slim, which isn't a good look for that style. Noragi definitely a size up because of the slim arms, Sanjuro TTS because it already fits a size large.
     
  6. LA Guy

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    Anyone want to take the lead in making a list of webstores? I can update the OP with them as needed.
     
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    I've updated the OP with stockists and sizing information. Will continually add as thread grows/I see other Vis-related posts on the forum. Feel free to chime in with your sizing, I'd like it to be centralized as one of the most difficult things I've found in other forums is wanting to buy new Vis but not knowing your size and searches come up with very little.
     
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    First Visvim flagship just opened in Tokyo, very cool store/location. Has a coffee bar inside, haven't tried it yet.

    Sizing info for the pieces I own / have owned that were not mentioned:
    Strabler leather jacket: Fairly slim, size up one
    Denim artifact coverall: True to size, relaxed fit
    Adventura down jackets: Very slim, especially arms, size up for layering, TTS over shirts.
    Deckhand jacket: Slim body, especially chest, size up one. Not easy to layer due to amount of insulation.
     
  11. LA Guy

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    Do you guys know anyone who has deadstock of the Gris moc? And how it's sized? I would assume that it's 1/2 a size down?
     
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    Not sure of where there would be deadstock, but I'd keep an eye out on Yahoo Japan and Rakuten. Lots of older stuff pops up at near new or brand new at dirt cheap prices. I've personally purchased lots of Vis off of those sites.



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    This is awesome. maas and stacks don't have it online, but they carry visvim. They keep it in the back room. No virgils though; they say it's pretty much a Japan exclusive at this point.
    Really have to see the product in person to really get it--at least for me. Didn't know that the skagway lows were built on a goodyear welt and then covered with this rubber. So, it basically feels like a dress shoe (has the extra height too). Stuff like that is really cool.

    As for sizing. I'm a CP 41 and MMM 42, and an 8D in Alden Barrie. Pretty solid. I've tried on the laramie-folk and skagway lows and I fit the US9.
    Rolled the dice with a US9 for the virgils and I'm fairly certain it's the right size. At most, I could go down to a US8.5, but then I suspect they would be pretty painted on and could be uncomfortable. Unsure if they "stretch", since I just got them.

    Overall, pretty damn stoked about visvim. Got my feet wet, so to speak, with the virgils and pretty much on the visvim train. Next on the list would be the solid color laramie-folk from aw14...but who knows. Mies coat looks really nice.

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    Btw, anyone know how to get extra laces for the virgils? Mine only came with the leather ones and thought they included the round ones as an alternative.
     
  16. g transistor

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    Laces for Virgils: Buy 54". It'll be a little expensive since it's flat rate shipping... mine came out to be $17 for 1 pair at waxed cotton with brass tips. They're just a hair thinner than normal Visvim laces but they work fine enough. I actually prefer the rounded wax laces over the leather ones for Virgils.

    Might as well post these here too: here are the best soles I've found for Virgils if you want the heel profile versus the flat Vibram christy soles. I think older models used custom Vibram morflex soles that you can't get. The heel profile on these soles are a little larger than normal Virgils, but I'm sure you can ask your cobbler to sand it down to match. That said, I'm still looking for someone I can send my Virgils to to be worked on (sole replacement, some work on the TPU stabilizer, and some stitching has come undone on the upper), so if anyone has any in mind let me know. I know about the Firm and FJ Western, but not sure if they will work on shoes sent to them.

    Other Dr. Sole soles are really good, too. I had my W+H x Dayton boots resoled from leather to the raw corded and it's awesome. Lin is a great guy and very knowledgeable and didn't hesitate to answer any of my numerous questions.
     
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    You should definitely look into the 73 if you have a lot of geller. I think it works really well with geller military-ish aesthetic.
     
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    Could we get a dedicated list of legit Visvim reseller websites too? Places like Concept Shop Online and Supreme Palace are what I'm thinking of, I know there's a few more but I cant think of them at the moment.
     
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    So... I guess that this should cdome as no surprise to anyone, but I'm thinking about getting a Visvim Mayan D-ring belt. Opinions? Sizing advice?
     
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