I tried check out the thirdlooks page but my internet's tweaking for some reason and I couldn't pull it up. I've actually handled Vis at Barney's NYC and still wasn't strongly impressed. I particulary remember a fringed brown leather jacket that was objectively nice, but not 6 grand nice. I have no problem with Hiroki's take on Americana, I'm just not understanding the overall appeal that would justify the prices. That being said, my style is Americana and like Winston86dit said, as an adult it's the style that strikes the right chord with me. However, my closet is maybe 75% RRL, so I'm also sometimes guilty of buying overpriced items, but at least RRL has sales. Regarding Vis's influences and takes on Americana, I've noticed a lot of takes on Native American aesthetics. It doesn't exactly infuriate me but it makes me uncomfortable. Since Hiroki's Japanese, I wonder to what extent he's familiar with the history surrounding Native Americans in the U.S. Could designing products that incorporates Native American influences be considered cultural appropriation? I don't know. I know it exists in RRL and I avoid the pieces with more overt Native American imagery but it still makes me sometimes feel like an asshole for wearing the brand. Whenever I see the FBT Shamans and especially the Navajo inspired jewelry I cringe. I could be wrong, but I don't think Vis has ever put out an "Indian Head" item, which is imagery I find to be on par with caricatures of African-Americans.