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Wednesday
Dec152010

Visvim Serra & Keifer

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—01. Serra Paccard.
—02. Elk Keifer.

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"What? I didn't know those were coming out?" That seems to be what I often exclaim when I see new Visvim products releasing, however it's more often than not in their F.I.L. locations. This time Surrender has brought in a couple of Visvim's more classic models; the Serra Hiker and the Keifer. Both models have been around for years and are offered this fall in some clean, sharp looking color options.

Available at Surrender

Thursday
Nov182010

F.I.L.

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—01. A balance between new and tradition.
—02. F.I.L., Kyoto.

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Visvim is without doubt one of the most amazing brands of our time. From the beautiful product to the branding to their unforgettable retail experience, the Japanese label has created something truly unique. Hiroki Nakamura really has an eye for detail far beyond the stitching in a shirt or the leather on his shoes. His vision for his brand is showcased beautifully in these photos of the Kyoto and Tokyo F.I.L. stores. The balance of new, vintage, rugged, slick and the general color palette is perfect. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't partially influenced by Visvim when we created our shop, and I'd also be lying if I said this sort of execution was easy.

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Sunday
Sep122010

Visvim Commodore Coat

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—01. Windstopper insulation.
—02. Made in Japan.

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Made popular by Royal Navy officers during World War II, we suspect that this duffle coat by Visvim was named after Commodore Ericson, who consistently wears a similar coat in the 1953 film 'The Cruel Sea'. Super soft wool outer, Gore Wind-Stopper insulation and a decently sized hood make the jacket perfect for the (much) colder days. The toggles can be unfastened wearing gloves, but a hidden zip and a button at the top secure it even more.

Available at The Glade

Tuesday
Sep072010

Visvim for Black Sense

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—01. Black denim double knee pants.
—02. Black denim chore coat.

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I may be a little late on this one, but I just had a closer look at the recent collection Visvim produced for Black Sense. The theme is obviously black, and the star of the show for most people was probably the 7-Hole lugged sole boots. For me however, the dark denim chore coat and double knee pants are definitely my favorite pieces. The coat has an interesting collar shape while the rest of the jacket looks cleanly designed and follows the reference really nicely.

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Saturday
Aug212010

Visvim ISDT KNGR Boots

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—01. Natural cork footbed.
—02. Custom Vibram Moreflex outsole.
—03. Premium kangaroo hide upper.

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I've been gawking at these boots for a while now. To me, most Visvim footwear will probably never be unappealing. Something about the re-appropriation of classic styles with premium materials like this unlined kangaroo hide, combined with innovative production and solid craftsmanship, always piques my interest. The rich brown is perfect and the low profile Moreflex sole means these could easily be that one pair of shoes that you can wear with anything, 5 days a week, without thinking twice about it.

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Monday
Jun282010

Visvim Virgil Moc Toe

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—01. Lt. Brown.
—02. Black.
—03. Wheat.

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The Virgil boot is arguably the best piece of footwear that Visvim have produced in the last decade, but they are often only available at FIL stores. Fortunately these new Moc Toe versions are being offered through Visvim's interesting online retail set up. The boots come in four different colours, have custom Vibram outsoles, and feature hand-sewn uppers and Goodyear welting; they're so supple that socks are not recommended.

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Wednesday
Jun022010

Visvim Kiefer J.O. Hi

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—01. Sand suede.
—02. Light blue suede.
—03. Hint of back heel detail.

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The Kiefer model from Visvim has always been a bit of an odd one for me. Sometimes it comes in great leathers and suedes and sometimes it comes in materials I'm not a fan of. While the new suede renditions come with an odd Visvim heel detail, I think the overall shoe is very clean and the two colour options are great for the summer. The sand version might even be one of my favorites yet.

The Glade

Sunday
May232010

Visvim Suede Foley

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—01. Toe & heel details.
—02. Burgundy suede.
—03. Side profile.

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I've been on the fence with the Foley since Visvim first introduced it a couple seasons ago. From afar the sneaker is clean, takes cues from the right originals and is executed nicely. Since leaving most of my sneaker choices behind however, I find it hard wearing shoes with really round toes. Beyond that silly personal issue, the latest suede edition of the Foley is definitely my favorite. The palette is beautiful, the Goodyear welted soles are a bonus and they are no doubt very comfortable.

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