Menswear: The Visvim Thread. Everything Visvim In Here!


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guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

27 Mar 2007 15:44
MoB wrote: Awful apart from the bottom blue one which lets face could be from millets if it didnt have a visvim tag in it.

agreed. dont like that camo one at all
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

27 Mar 2007 15:46
the details on the inside are quality. not for me tho
ala*
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3001 posts since 20/2/03

27 Mar 2007 19:16
that nomad jacket looks exactly the same as you could get at a surplus store for about £50… check it:

nomad (probs £400..)


ECWCS generation 1 jacket - (probs £50..)


from the looks of it, i reckon you could wear the ECWCS jacket down upper james st and i doubt anyone'd be able to tell you weren't wearing the visvim.. plus, the surplus jacket is hyvat (like goretex) & made really really well so i can't see what the viscim would offer over it, except for maybe a slimmer fit.. i had one of the surplus efforts but lost it last year - was a quality jacket though..

not rating the bape-lite camo on the jackets - have no idea what they're going for there but i would defo like a plain bickle
seenmy
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6524 posts since 17/6/06

27 Mar 2007 19:26
as ive said before i kinda like the camo on these visim g jackets i like the townsend but its not 300 nice i could get 2 final home for that money which i would prefer to be honest.
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

27 Mar 2007 19:46
when it comes down to technical wear, the difference would be in the detailing, like the goretex coloured lining, leather straps and toggles, and for example the reflective triangles along the bottom back of the nomad. i much prefer the half zip, pull over nomad. but i wouldnt pay 200+, let alone 400 hideout. i dont own any vis jackets because of this justification to pay out on details alone. though at the right price i would love to own a nubuck bickle and or a black townsend.
Murakami
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13305 posts since 9/5/05

27 Mar 2007 19:50
Im still gagging for one of those woven visvim belts that DDD has , much lushness Cool
seenmy
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6524 posts since 17/6/06

27 Mar 2007 19:51
my mate scored townsend from last year ithink for 260 on jp yahoo that was a worthy buy and price lovelly jackets,
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

27 Mar 2007 20:02
beam wrote: when it comes down to technical wear, the difference would be in the detailing, like the goretex coloured lining, leather straps and toggles

you could get a proper technical jacket like arcteryx for that price
capnjazz
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312 posts since 25/8/06

27 Mar 2007 20:08
guffer wrote:
beam wrote: when it comes down to technical wear, the difference would be in the detailing, like the goretex coloured lining, leather straps and toggles

you could get a proper technical jacket like arcteryx for that price

Completely agree.

No one who pays Hideout prices for any of this mountain warehouse style Visvim stuff will be getting it for its technical properties though, only for the name on the label.

I bet if Andymakesglasses started posting up his walking gear and hiking boots saying it was from the new G-line range you’d get people asking where they could ‘cop.’
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

27 Mar 2007 20:36
think thats a crude comparison. the difference between andys tech apparel and vis goretex jackets, is influence. visvim are commenting on particular menswear items derived from culture. eg the nomad pullover and cycling jackets, due to recent interest in fix wheel culture. dont forget the majority of vis shoes are developed from exciting ones. eg paik = desert trek, palke = wallabie, wolfe = brothel kreeper, logan = skate hi etc.
if you wanted to buy a decent tech jacket, you could.. maybe 2 for the price of a nomad, though you wouldnt be buying a visvim one. i dont endorse it, as i dont pay silly money for them, but i love the details in vis clothing, and understand the influence and direction they take.
seenmy
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6524 posts since 17/6/06

27 Mar 2007 20:45
this kinda ties in with a dicussion i was reading about acr aswell people saying about techthis that etc,difference is acr vis etc are creating technical outwear acr is more tech driven in design elements i guess but they are both catering for urnan demands rather than higland demands,theres alawys the argument that for walking to work or riding we dont really ned super high spec but as people who appreciate it we want it and these label tailoring design towards the markets needs is th reasons it sells
ala*
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3001 posts since 20/2/03

28 Mar 2007 01:07
wot no full stops?
Sneak
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1132 posts since 11/1/04

28 Mar 2007 01:27
Not a fan of any of the camo 1s. The full zip nomad one is almost identical to an APC one my mate has, which I'd really like. It's coming up to Summer now tho, think ill wait til autumn before dropping 400 quid on a jacket.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

28 Mar 2007 09:51
beam wrote: think thats a crude comparison. the difference between andys tech apparel and vis goretex jackets, is influence. visvim are commenting on particular menswear items derived from culture. eg the nomad pullover and cycling jackets, due to recent interest in fix wheel culture. dont forget the majority of vis shoes are developed from exciting ones. eg paik = desert trek, palke = wallabie, wolfe = brothel kreeper, logan = skate hi etc.
if you wanted to buy a decent tech jacket, you could.. maybe 2 for the price of a nomad, though you wouldnt be buying a visvim one. i dont endorse it, as i dont pay silly money for them, but i love the details in vis clothing, and understand the influence and direction they take.

i think the comparison was made because you called it 'technical wear'. i appreciate that a lot of work goes into designing everything, but i dont believe that 90% of the buyers purchase these things because of their obscure references. btw dont think i am hating on visvim, i own a pair of buckminsters and have had hockneys and fbts in the past. i think that a lot of their stuff is great. i just dont get some of their pricing and the automatic assumption by some people that anything visvim = amazing (again no finger pointing, i know plently of people do the same for dior,bape etc - that baffles me too). the cult of the brand…
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

28 Mar 2007 10:53
Murakami wrote: Im still gagging for one of those woven visvim belts that DDD has , much lushness Cool

Ranger belt? I think they're quality. Not £100 quality though.
Murakami
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13305 posts since 9/5/05

28 Mar 2007 11:46
I dont know what they were called , I think they were well over 100 in Hideout Jawdropping!
stoney
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17322 posts since 22/1/05

28 Mar 2007 11:56
they pop up on ebay from time to time, generally in large sizes, but yeah, pretty pricey
mbs
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4350 posts since 28/7/06

28 Mar 2007 12:01
what vis are in hideout at the moment..and is the dsm project up and running yet?
generic_guy
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9180 posts since 16/9/02

28 Mar 2007 12:15
Think Hideout have got the Logans and the neon FBTs at the moment, might pop in on Friday so I'll check then.
mbs
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4350 posts since 28/7/06

28 Mar 2007 12:24
cheers, im in london tomorrow tho. will check then…really want a pair of shamens in black.
failing that a pair of neons would do.
wouldnt mind getting my hands on a pair of wolfes too…not been many about recently tho.