Menswear: The Visvim Thread. Everything Visvim In Here!


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subsection
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194 posts since 25/5/10

26 May 2010 16:06
^ No, they don't. They rarely respond to any communication, if not at all.
jplxx
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1227 posts since 3/11/09

26 May 2010 16:58
miracleblade wrote:
subsection wrote:
subsection wrote: ^ Thanks for the cleaning tips, though the neutral colour leather cream doesn't really remove the dirt – they don't shift like they do on normal leathers (think scuff marks but they are not). Also, the shoes pictured in the link are a sample i think – can anyone confirm if the a/w season, or this one (but not the suede versions), have the foley-folk all come in an off white colour (which is in fact tanned lama leather free of pigment)?
Anybody?

Zwei? Seenmy?

try emailing visvim themselves. They reply in English and are super helpful
yeah never talk to me.
Double SS
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118 posts since 10/5/07

26 May 2010 18:57
skyhigh wrote:
rUmmeh wrote:
Krowzer wrote: HIP seems to be now stocking Visvim according to their blog http://hipleeds.wordpress.com/

Any idea on prices? Specifically for the Ballistic backpacks.

£480 Eek

FBT Shamans are £455

Went in today, they have Orange, Yellow and Black Backpacks left, can't remember if they had other colours. Abarth Moc-Folks are £480 and Kiefers are £450. That's all Visvim they have. Clothing is supposed to come in September
chestercopperpot
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11 posts since 5/4/10

26 May 2010 19:04
denihm wrote:
miracleblade wrote:
subsection wrote:
subsection wrote: ^ Thanks for the cleaning tips, though the neutral colour leather cream doesn't really remove the dirt – they don't shift like they do on normal leathers (think scuff marks but they are not). Also, the shoes pictured in the link are a sample i think – can anyone confirm if the a/w season, or this one (but not the suede versions), have the foley-folk all come in an off white colour (which is in fact tanned lama leather free of pigment)?
Anybody?

Zwei? Seenmy?

try emailing visvim themselves. They reply in English and are super helpful
yeah never talk to me.

me either…
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chestercopperpot
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11 posts since 5/4/10

26 May 2010 19:05
Double SS wrote:
skyhigh wrote:
rUmmeh wrote:
Krowzer wrote: HIP seems to be now stocking Visvim according to their blog http://hipleeds.wordpress.com/

Any idea on prices? Specifically for the Ballistic backpacks.

£480 Eek

FBT Shamans are £455

Went in today, they have Orange, Yellow and Black Backpacks left, can't remember if they had other colours. Abarth Moc-Folks are £480 and Kiefers are £450. That's all Visvim they have. Clothing is supposed to come in September

wow…I got mine from DSM for £375
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leemc77
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2549 posts since 24/10/06

26 May 2010 19:55
subsection wrote: ^ No, they don't. They rarely respond to any communication, if not at all.

they do reply, that I know… Eye-wink

subsection
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194 posts since 25/5/10

26 May 2010 20:30
I emailed them a long time ago, so if anybody on this board owns a pair of foley-folk's or knows what i am talking about, please help. Thanks.
leemc77
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2549 posts since 24/10/06

26 May 2010 21:21
I emailed them a while back about the cleaning of the leather sleeves on my varsity. Keep emailing them and they'll reply.
grave
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186 posts since 30/12/09

26 May 2010 22:04

Wouldn't you need to be in Japan to get these, seeing as they are made to measure?
chestercopperpot
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11 posts since 5/4/10

26 May 2010 23:28
i bet these are going to be like 1200 at least

edward greens or visvim cordovan tennis shoes hmmm Puzzled
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seenmy
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6533 posts since 17/6/06

27 May 2010 01:47
i think rrp is 150k they have special events where the made to measure service is offered,I think they have had a few at isetan and I think there was also a event at union LA a few months ago where the made to measure virgil was on offer.
subsection
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194 posts since 25/5/10

27 May 2010 10:16
Sounds great. Seenmy, don't suppose you know anything about what i've been asking?
grave
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186 posts since 30/12/09

27 May 2010 10:26
£1100 for a pair of trainers? Surely you gotta be on £50K minimum to be able to afford that.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

27 May 2010 13:44
grave wrote: £1100 for a pair of trainers? Surely you gotta be on £50K minimum to be able to afford that.

I've heard this exists, and that such people often like nice shoes. Could just be a rumour!
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2010 13:49
anyone who pays £1200 quid for a pair of trainers who hasnt got at least one million in cash in the bank and no mortgage is a proper idiot. a total fool.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

27 May 2010 14:04
I part agree.

I agree that as a student etc you'd be slightly punching above you weight given that most expenditure is of borrowed money, but I am confident that I would buy a pair of those before reaching an actual cash balance of 1 million.

I appreciate both companies that achieve mass demand through by creating iconic products (and then meet it with impressively efficient mass manufacturing systems), but also those who choose to 'step off the treadmill' and thus provide some balance in global trade activites by focusing on small, considered high quality production. Or on the same note, those that focus on fair trade etc

For the former I'm happy to pay the usual £50 - £150 because I'm aware of the scale economies and wouldn't accept being charged more, but for the latter I'd happily pay a premium based on the above, if only in the hope that by increasing consumption of such goods, global manufacturing processes could become more balanced in scale (and fairer), and prices will follow.

If you look at the papers today, look at what Apple let happen in Shenzhen to satisfy our demands - it really hasn't got to be that way. Of course the divides will never disappear, and there is the undeniable fact that our foreign investment holds lots of benefits to the host nation too, but the gap doesn't have to keep widening.

Saying all of that, I have no idea what manufacturing processes Vis actually use in putting everythign together Laughing out loud

grave
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186 posts since 30/12/09

27 May 2010 14:49
Thanks for that. The point is you need to be reasonably minted to throw that much at a pair of trainers. Whether they are or aren't worth that price is something else.

Are most the people here heavy hitters then?

loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

27 May 2010 15:16
Yeah totally get you mate. There are probably people that both earn enough to afford those, and those that have a much lower disposbale income but place more importance on getting hold of vis etc than allocating that money to other things. Or there are just people that might have a sweet birthday or bonus and can treat themselves. Maybe they've saved up and want something unique.
padawan
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4087 posts since 27/6/03

27 May 2010 15:37
Agree with Noble - in my eyes thats just crazy money for a pair of Leather Trainers. Think the video of the Leather being treated is impressive but are they really THAT nice to look at?
It seems as the company(laboratory!?)has grown, So has there prices (and the guff that goes with there products) people seem to get hung up on said guff….
As you can tell I am not a fan (no Hate) I am just not overly convinced by all this "Amazing Quality" stuff.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

27 May 2010 17:07
To be honest what I was sayig was just on my mind at the time and is far more relevant to food etc, with these kinds of products your right, there's far more to charging those kinds of prices than that video and not many people would be able to justify it. When I say I'd consider spending a premium on a product or cause I feel is considered etc, that may not be a 1.2k shoe!