Menswear: The Visvim Thread. Everything Visvim In Here!


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194 posts since 25/5/10

27 May 2010 22:26
As an owner of foley-folk's i can say that the construction and comfort is at a premium and while I did question the value of such a product before purchasing them, they were below half the price of the suspected £1200 mtm cordovan's – and i wish i new how to clean them properly.
Ratty
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5 posts since 27/5/10

27 May 2010 22:35
Hello, newbie here. Nice forum i've lurked probably a few years now.

I've had my eye on some FBTs for a long time now but always struggled to find somewhere that even sells them, now Hip has them but… £455? Seriously is that what it's gonna cost? I like nice clothes and especially my trainers but 455 quid is getting to lunatic territory surely?

I see Noble's collection a few pages back in this thread, am i missing a trick here because i think i can see 6(?) pairs of FBT and that adds up pretty quickly. What gives? I should add here (since i'm new and you might wonder) that i'm absolutely not in any way suggesting any of this is snide or anything underhand,just trying to get my head around the numbers.

Thanks for any info anyway.

Ratty
nothingelseworked
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3285 posts since 21/2/10

27 May 2010 22:37
Ratty wrote: Hello, newbie here. Nice forum i've lurked probably a few years now.

I've had my eye on some FBTs for a long time now but always struggled to find somewhere that even sells them, now Hip has them but… £455? Seriously is that what it's gonna cost? I like nice clothes and especially my trainers but 455 quid is getting to lunatic territory surely?

I see Noble's collection a few pages back in this thread, am i missing a trick here because i think i can see 6(?) pairs of FBT and that adds up pretty quickly. What gives? I should add here (since i'm new and you might wonder) that i'm absolutely not in any way suggesting any of this is snide or anything underhand,just trying to get my head around the numbers.

Thanks for any info anyway.

Ratty

It's simple economics, man.

Protip: Check out eBay/SuFu/HB and occasionally the classifieds here, you'll find them cheaper and in pretty good condition. Might even be worth getting a proxy from Japan.
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

27 May 2010 22:38
Buy my ELK white leather FBT worn twice, £200. Half price new and pure class.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2010 22:39
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Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

27 May 2010 22:42
Ratty wrote: Hello, newbie here. Nice forum i've lurked probably a few years now.

I've had my eye on some FBTs for a long time now but always struggled to find somewhere that even sells them, now Hip has them but… £455? Seriously is that what it's gonna cost? I like nice clothes and especially my trainers but 455 quid is getting to lunatic territory surely?

I see Noble's collection a few pages back in this thread, am i missing a trick here because i think i can see 6(?) pairs of FBT and that adds up pretty quickly. What gives? I should add here (since i'm new and you might wonder) that i'm absolutely not in any way suggesting any of this is snide or anything underhand,just trying to get my head around the numbers.

Thanks for any info anyway.

Ratty

price is half that in japan. most of the ones in nobles pictures cost £80 way back in the day. rrp then was £160 ish. cheapest way as ever is get some beaters off ebay or look on japanese yahoo auctions and get a proxy over.

but your not going to relistically get "new" for less than £250 thats just the price they are.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2010 22:43
for most of them, read - the grey ones.

Laughing out loud my ass off at ddd mugging me off and trying to destroy my image of wealth now he browses by outdoor pools and has got a rolex. fucking bwilliant
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

27 May 2010 22:44
@ Ratty

JPY rate is shite + increaces in popularity and distribution = much higher prices

x2 years ago no FBT would be over 300 GBP, more like 220-285 GBP. FYI. UK Retail, Japanese retail similar but bear in mind twas around 180 yen/pound in early 08.

Pm Jake the snake, proxy is the best way.

jakeunkutt@gmail.com

check yahoo auctions or ask Jake for pickups.
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

27 May 2010 22:46
http://search.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/search?p=visvim+fbt&f;=0x2&alocale;=0jp&mode;=2&auccat;=0&apg;=1

go from here.
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

27 May 2010 22:47
Noble Locks wrote: for most of them, read - the grey ones.

Laughing out loud my ass off at ddd mugging me off and trying to destroy my image of wealth now he browses by outdoor pools and has got a rolex. fucking bwilliant

your still money.
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

27 May 2010 22:49
I remember in 07, £175 FBT Shamans in Hideout on the shelves for ages, seemed very pricey then…….. how things change. Cry
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

27 May 2010 22:53
first time I saw FBT in hideout was when it was the "jordan" style black leather and red / blue bottoms, that was prob 5/6 years ago. still mega pricey even then.
Ratty
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5 posts since 27/5/10

27 May 2010 22:55
You're a helpful lot tonight Sticking out tongue

Thanks for the replies, i'm like a kid in a sweet shop looking through this yahoo auctions site, this is what the Japanese use instead of ebay i assume?

If i'm following, i find something i like on yahoo auction, and then get a dude in japan to buy them and in turn send them to me? I trust other people have used this method before so i'm not too worried about that side of things.

However, how can you know what is legit on that site? Common sense?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2010 22:59
this is the cheapest seller in the world for visvim. (its that e store that isnt allowed to sell on their website now isnt it?)
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/the-undisputed/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340
either buy from them new or keep refreshing on the bay and look out for a nearly new second hand pair.
Rez
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7969 posts since 5/4/09

27 May 2010 23:03
Pretty good deal on this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Visvim-Bickle-Dado-Paclite-2-5L-Goretex-Size-L-/160421265408?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=Altro_Abbigliamento_Uomo&hash;=item2559da4000

You'll look like the future.
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

27 May 2010 23:03
yes, there is no ebay in japan. its for domestic users only so you need someone there to buy it and then ship it to you. someone like jake mentioned above can do this for you.

if you browse using google chrome it will translate pretty well for you.

99% legit but check pictures out against elsewhere.

only 132 yen to the pound so its not cheap £100 = 13,200. patricians are going for 80,000 yen normally.
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

27 May 2010 23:05
Ratty wrote: You're a helpful lot tonight Sticking out tongue

Thanks for the replies, i'm like a kid in a sweet shop looking through this yahoo auctions site, this is what the Japanese use instead of ebay i assume?

If i'm following, i find something i like on yahoo auction, and then get a dude in japan to buy them and in turn send them to me? I trust other people have used this method before so i'm not too worried about that side of things.

However, how can you know what is legit on that site? Common sense?

Jake will charge + 11% on auctions and is very very helpful, proxys are all quite similar but Jake is 100% trustworthy as u will find out if u ever use him. A man in Japan, working there and making a few quid helping us brits get the goods.
Ratty
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5 posts since 27/5/10

27 May 2010 23:31
Noble Locks wrote: this is the cheapest seller in the world for visvim. (its that e store that isnt allowed to sell on their website now isnt it?)
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/the-undisputed/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340
either buy from them new or keep refreshing on the bay and look out for a nearly new second hand pair.

Cheers for the link. I check the bay most days for trainers (bit of an adidas geek, i know they're not popular round here Oops) and usually chuck in a visvim search too, i think i've only ever seen one pair in my size that was in decent nick.


Thanks to the other people for yahoo auction info, will be looking into it.

Last question i swear, how do FBT size up? I'm a UK8 in adi if that helps.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 May 2010 23:34
peoples opinions all differ.
i and some others, swear down that they are true (i wouldnt be able to get my foot in them if i sized down), but loads of others say size down a whole size. but that baffles and amazes me if im totally honest.
leemc77
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2549 posts since 24/10/06

28 May 2010 00:07
Newer models of FBT fit probably one size big. Reason being is that they removed the lining and the strap inside the shoe. My elk fbts are way smaller than the 09 fbt lattice that I had.