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

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

  1. Transcendental

    Transcendental Senior member

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    I think it was early 2000s - like 2003 or 4. I'm probably wrong.
     


  2. wanksy

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    Looking for virgil kngr folk sz 10 or 10.5, good condition and 101 sz 2 preferably damaged. raw or one wash do fine as well
     
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  3. ILikeBacon

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    Just got this 08(?) Valdez. Ended up fucking it up trying to restore it a bit :brick:. The main zipper is a little wavy now after coming out of the wash/dryer (should've dried on low heat instead of med) and I slightly burnt one of the leather straps on the sleeve trying to reshape it by ironing it with a damp cloth over top (not sure why I thought this was a good idea).

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    I'm thinking of replacing the M8 but suggestions as whether I should go one-way or two-way? Also would it be a terrible idea to just remove the sleeve straps? Ideally I'd want to replace/redesign them. The metal snaps(?) kind of complicate things. Could anyone give me some advice lol
     


  4. Fycus

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    take it to a leather care specialist and have them fix it. The zipper should correct itself over time.
     


  5. soqueriaterum

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    Bison Virgil Boots from Holiday 2013. True to size.

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    I'll trade you an unclaimed Mr. Porter order that I have sitting on my shelf for it :lol:
     


  7. ILikeBacon

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    By fix do you mean replacing the strap or restoring the area of leather that was burnt? I don't think I've heard of any leather specialists in Montreal :/

    How could the zipper correct itself though? I figure the tape has shrunk which is what is causing the waviness. It was actually worse before -- initially when it came out the dryer -- but I re-wet the length of the tape and stretched it out by hand for a good 20-30 minutes

    @nineohtoo If you accumulate any more packages in the next little while, then maybe we can figure something out :rotflmao:
     


  8. Rossmc

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    Could someone help me? I bought some quite well used virgils a few weeks ago and have worn them maybe 3-4 times. The very bottom of the sole has come away from the boots (pictures below). Is it possible to just glue this back on or will I have to buy new soles from them? Im starting to believe I have bought some fakes :/

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    Thanks for the help
     


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    You should be able to glue those. Spoke w someone from Vibram awhile back, and that soling sheet and midsole is a custom makeup for Visvim.
     
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  10. Rossmc

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    Thank you. Do you have any recommendation of what to glue them with?
     


  11. Fycus

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    That happens on virgils, which is why visvim stitches the toebox of the newer shoes through the sole sheet. Take them to a cobbler and they will use shoe adhesive and sand and cleanup the soles. Should be less than $20 all in and worth it.
     


  12. Emixam

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    just use super glue, I did it and is holding well so far.
     


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    I have a 100% cotton Visvim sweater that I'd like to keep, but it's just a touch too big. Is it a bad idea if I hand wash it in warm to somewhat hot water? Just to shrink it down? I've done this with other knits and have been fine, but the care tag on this says:

    On face value, the first sentence doesn't seem that unusual, and the fourth seems typical for an indigo dyed garment, but the overall hyper-cautious nature of the care tag makes me wonder if I should just return this. Hand washing with a netted laundry washing bag seems ... odd.

    Anyone have advice?
     
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  14. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    They put that on everything. Honestly, every brand puts that on almost everything these days. I'd say handwashing without a laundry bag is fine, especially if you're doing one at a time.
     


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    those are all time favorites
     


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