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

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

  1. Lorcan7

    Lorcan7 Senior member

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    ^ Achse looks good

    Anyone comment on the sizing/fit of the pastoral pants (regular not HW version)? They seem to run pretty big in the waist looking at the Vis webstore.

    tempted to join LA Guy on the Porcella train too...
     


  2. Fycus

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    I got a size 2 which was probably a 33-34 waist but the inseam was mad short, maybe 30.5" so I resold
     


  3. Samer

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    Went to check out the Douglas Jkt N.D at Barneys in NYC and thought I'd share some photos. The koi is hand stitched in silk on a reversible velour bomber jacket. Really impressive work, but I guess that's what you get for $12K. Good thing it was too small...
     


  4. Fycus

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    Damn, 5k markup for US retail. So ridiculous.
     


  5. Emixam

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    Speaking of handwork, I am in Kanazawa, the city which specializes in kyo-yuzen kimono printing technique, which was used for the robe and the duke shirt this season. The people of the workshop we visited told us the whole process takes around 6 month for a kimono, and the kimono there retail for around 2.5M yens, which is on par with the Vis pricing.
     
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  7. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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  8. Emixam

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    they fit small, size up if you have wide feet
     


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    Hey Guys! I've never owned anything by Visvim but I've found a pair of their selvedge denim in a thrift shop and I have been trying to figure out what model/year these are. It's too bad someone removed all of the tags...[​IMG]

    So far, I've done some reading and I think these are the older model of their Fluxus jeans 04. These have the stingray patch vs. their newer versions have the elk or deer patch.

    Any information on these would be super awesome! Thanks!


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    Should I go TTS with SS 04 raw? How much will it stretch?
     
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  11. Emixam

    Emixam Senior member

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    size up one
     


  12. needhelp123

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    is Visvim usually eventually included in sales at Barneys NY, SSENSE and MrPorter?
     


  13. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    Wtf is up with Visvim boots. Both my 73s and my Whymper soles are separating. Contact cement seems to work OK, but other parts of the soles are separating so I have to do it again. Why is it so shitty? Anyone have a better idea?

    Only seems to be happening on the commando soles. My Virgils don't separate at all and I've had those for 4 years. 73s and Whympers are both less than a year old.
     


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    Fuck, that's a pleasant thing for me to look forwards to. Is the Vibram part of the sole separating from the leather part?
     


  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Commando soles are generally stitched on. If they are just glued on, you are probably going to run into the problem unless you baby your shoes. I don't know exactly why this is, but from what cobblers have told me, foam and crepe soles are very porous, and the glue really permeates into the sole, so that there is a lot more "stick" - aklso a reason wedge soles are a complete bitch to take off for the cobbler. A commando sole, however, is not very porous at all, and so the glue is purely on the surface. When a resoling is needed, I've seen a cobbler cut the remaining stitching, and take off the outsole sole with one quick "woosh".
     


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