Menswear: The Visvim Thread. Everything Visvim In Here!


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beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

28 Mar 2007 14:11
best bet for wolfes would have been the vis sale they had last year, fair few there, only place would be yahoo jp now.

and guffer, i labeled those some of those jackets tech wear to categorize them better, eg coach jackets would be American sportswear, and fish tale parka , military etc. i know i would be in the minority for enjoying vis products for their references, but i think that has a part on them becoming affiliated with contemporary culture.
Shoak
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453 posts since 6/3/03

28 Mar 2007 16:36
Are the Lakota and Vietnam shirts up for sale yet? About to make an order with Jake and thought I might as well cop a shirt whilst I'm at it …
Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

1 Apr 2007 11:41

Crooked tongues news wrote: More cerebral in both their approach and execution than the bigger brands (who are keenly taking notes when grainy images hit the hype blogs) who are happy to find a theme and treat the upper of a perfectly good sneaker design like cowboy builders to clumsily bludgeon the concept into your dome, Visvim's current range caught us unawares when we had a preview peep (with the extremely-pleasant Visvim don dada, Hiroki talking us through the ever-increasing collection) at the end of '06 with the bursts of colour like the primary coloured boat shoe styled Hockney, and blasts of the dreaded patent in the mix alongside the faintly avant garde, but utilitarian spins on casual classic footwear templates. Like the rest of the industry, fixies figure strongly in specific lines, but as per usual, they've thought through every element of the design and provided extensive notes in their catalogue (aka. the copywriter's nightmare) to the point where it borders on peculiar, but like occasional collaborator Tetsu of w)taps and his Philosophy 'zine, this intelligent approach is the antithesis (and looking at the scholarly, hardback tome they drop every season, 'thesis' is the operative word here) of the hype blog orientated horrors we often endure.

With their grassy display reinforcing the brand's focus on nature and freedom (from the biking, "embrace more by carrying less" ethos, Free Laboratory title to the Native American preoccupation) London's Dover Street Market is currently housing an extensive Visvim range after an initial flirtation with the brand as part of Hiroshi's TABLETOP range, we eyeballed some nicely presented G Twomblys, with its moc-toe and slip-on silhouette bridging Visvim designs, old and new, bridging a Padmore & Barnes look with West Coast skate styling , or the eyecatching patent Logan which is definitely an acquired taste, but flips a familiar silhouette in a way that's undeniably interesting. Continuing the strong colours, the neon-soled FBT is a killer makeup and while there's a deeper rationale in the presentation that we're probably too lowbrow to grasp, it's a visually arresting choice from an attractive collection, so if you're in the vicinity, and keen to see where the brand is currently at, pay DSM a vis


guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

1 Apr 2007 11:49
that was really hard to read
Ineff
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9820 posts since 7/4/04

1 Apr 2007 11:51
guffer wrote: that was really hard to read

Even Funky.in.Hull and SOS could have produced a better 'news report' than that.
Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

1 Apr 2007 11:59
I have stopped reading their news because of that kind of shit. Ever since they've changed the site(like 2 years ago) their news have been written like that. I only look at the pictures now.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

1 Apr 2007 12:00
Ineff wrote:
guffer wrote: that was really hard to read

Even Funky.in.Hull and SOS could have produced a better 'news report' than that.
Laughing out loud
FUNKY.IN.HULL
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3861 posts since 2/6/03

1 Apr 2007 12:18
Even i struggled to read it. And i think i actually would have made a better job.
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

1 Apr 2007 16:44
if some ones going over, can they do a fuk. update/report.
Rirawin
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9211 posts since 17/7/05

1 Apr 2007 16:45
So much for the tent?
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

1 Apr 2007 16:48
yeah, was thinking that as well…. must be something to do with complications or the like. sounded like a nice concept too.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

1 Apr 2007 17:05
Rirawin wrote: So much for the tent?

were you going to buy one?
Rirawin
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9211 posts since 17/7/05

1 Apr 2007 17:06
Laughing out loud If the price was right Eye-wink
generic_guy
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9208 posts since 16/9/02

1 Apr 2007 17:11
beam wrote: if some ones going over, can they do a fuk. update/report.
I did a report http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/brief_london_shopping_report?from=20&comments;_per_page=20
Basically the CT pics are all they have at the moment, I asked about more stock and the guy said they were hoping to get some clothing in fairly soon but couldn't say exactly when.
Hideout has hoodies and tees (tees are £75) and all the shoes DSM has (at the same prices) plus Fangs, Nam Juns for £190 and the elk skin Logans.
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

1 Apr 2007 17:16
nice,spot on gg missed your report. thought there might be more than what was posted by ct.
beam
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1425 posts since 14/8/03

1 Apr 2007 17:53


couple more pics of the packable bickle from Andrew Bunnys blog

http://journal-inc.com/ab

Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

1 Apr 2007 20:18


Anyone gonna get on these visvim slacks?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 Apr 2007 09:50
im on them greens. my new colour of the month.
Ronald
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1385 posts since 9/5/04

2 Apr 2007 10:34
beam wrote:

couple more pics of the packable bickle from Andrew Bunnys blog

http://journal-inc.com/ab


Great colour!
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

2 Apr 2007 10:41