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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. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    Awesome!! The light brown ones have haunted my dreams for months, just been too cheap to pull the trigger. Hopefully the size works out.
     


  2. capnMURPHY2021

    capnMURPHY2021 Senior member

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    What's the deal with FBTs? I see so many of them on ebay/gr-iled. Do people find them easy to flip?

    Meanwhile, Virgils are next to impossible to track down..
     
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  3. planetarium

    planetarium Senior member

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    FBTs are a hype item that few people can pull off so you see a lot of resale, especially of the shamans
     


  4. Dino19

    Dino19 Senior member

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    Many are impulse buys that are caught up in the hype. That's why there are many items on sale which are only worn very sparingly.
     


  5. chimpskibot

    chimpskibot Well-Known Member

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    This... It makes a perfect storm for the resale market.
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    How are they hard to pull off? A Type 3 jacket (canvas, denim, leather) over a tee and and worn in, rolled up, jeans tapered but not tight, and you've got yourself one of the easiest uniforms in the world. I think that dudes seriously overthink this stuff.
     


  7. planetarium

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    most guys don't look comfortable with wee tassles about their ankles or they chuck them in an incongruous fit to show off that they know where to buy / can afford them
     


  8. loucifer

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    theyre on the webstore for 700 now. just bought a light brown suede pair actually
     


  9. loucifer

    loucifer Active Member

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    half size down. so 9-9.5
     


  10. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    I know some of you guys got in on this deal as it looks sold out now. Mine came yesterday. Lt. brown ones have about 40 weeks of wear on them. The brown is really rich. Was kind of on the fence because of the pink calico design on the heel, but honestly, like the blue one, it really makes no difference and sort of disappears when you have them

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  11. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    Man really wish I saw that deal, was sold out by the time I got around to seeing the post! Good pick up!
     


  12. mes123

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    Thanks to all the contributors to this thread. Reading through it I managed to size the Brigadiers (lt brown, as the left pair above) just right - which was also the complete opposite of mr porters sizing advise.

    Anyway, do you use shoe trees in your Vis boots, like the brigs, or just embrace the wear and tear?
     


  13. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    I used to not use shoe trees in my boots, but I've come around to it. It smooths out the leather slightly and helps keep its shape, and it's always good to have a pair of shoe trees for polishing/conditioning.
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Thanks for the PSA @Dbear Seriously clean Dainite sole work on these as well

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    I do, mainly to keep the moist away
     


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