- Jul 31, 2020
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i prefer aw20 but the purple and orange look great
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No. For any fashion brand the basics help subsidize the rest of the brand. Personally I like the fit of Jumbo sweatshirts/hoodies, and the fact they sometime come in interesting dyes (uneven, vegetable, mud) makes me okay with them. If anything, the construction might not even be in the same category compared to RC.
Thank you. The sea island used on the hoodie does feel luxurious, almost like cashmere. Not that I was looking for a very soft sweatshirt, but it is not bad to have one alongside a heartier one.The Jumbo hoodie you have uses Luxsic cotton which is Sea Island cotton grown in New Mexico. Sea Island cotton is regarded as the highest grade of cotton in the world and it's production is tightly regulated and highly limited. Visvim gets all of their fabrics custom made, they do not buy bulk fabrics. If the hoodies are naturally dyed then that in itself will justify the much higher price tag. As far as I know none of those other brands you mentioned use Luxsic cotton or champion natural dying as much as visvim. then of course there's the made in Japan factor which adds to the price in terms of craftsmanship, expensive labor and production practices and customs and duty fees.
Visivm is about "deep quality" like most things Japanese, the value is buried within the garment/item. from every stage from the seed to weave of the finished fabric, every step is considered. It's like if Jiro made clothes instead of sushi. I've had his sushi and just like clothes, it can look like everything else you've had but once you taste it, you can sense the thought and work that went behind it.
also, keep in mind visvim retail prices outside japan are almost double. the tax and duties are ridiculous.
Hiroki puts the same thought and deep quality ethos in everything Visvim makes. I mean, what exactly would you call "basic" in the Visvim range? most everything is pretty basic in terms of silhouette, the brand is in the details and it's not evident to most. Many will tell you it's hype, but Visvim products have provenance that's actually worthy of your investment, something tangible, something probably time consuming and handmade with very limited production by craftsman that require high initial monetary investment. The dissertations on the website and in print are not fake news. Nothing Vetements makes cost the way it does because of provenance, that is literally a hype brand for peacocks with money to burn.Thank you. The sea island used on the hoodie does feel luxurious, almost like cashmere. Not that I was looking for a very soft sweatshirt, but it is not bad to have one alongside a heartier one.
Regarding my other purchase, the Lhamo shirt mil, I really like it. I was concerned about the fit since Visvim can run small in the shoulders, but my typical size worked out well.