One of Visvim's most refined pieces is their Academia coat. Made with Harris Tweed from the UK, lined with GORE Windstopper and finished with black buttons, perfect pocketing and in nice colours – it's a very wearable investment. The subtle blue pattern on the grey tweed is a nice touch and makes the jacket a little more fun to dress up with a striped shirt or plaid flannel. The lapel shape appears to have been refined a little since last fall - in a good way - and I'm always a fan of the elbow patch on a sport coat. This one is just in at Slam Jam, but there are likely more versions at F.I.L. locations in Japan.
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Visvim's Elmendorf jacket might be my favorite version of the Type A-2 leather jacket. It's classic reference is obvious and there is really not need to sky away, just make it better. The simplified cut, collar size and use of chromexcel leather works so well to create the perfect leather jacket, in my opinion. I would imagine the jacket would take some wearing to cozy up to, but it would certainly be a piece to last you a lifetime. Coming across vintage pieces of a similar cut, I can usually fit both my arms down on sleeve. As seen in Hiroki's visit at Horween, you can tell he has slimmed down the cut nicely - although it may not look like it in the product shot. European Visvim distributors have brought in the stand out jacket for their Italian shop and if you have an extra couple thousand sitting around, this might be a good thing to spend it on.
Visvim's ability to meld fashion and function are again shown off with this fall's PFD Field Jacket. The piece features a custom herringbone cotton exterior complete with a Gore-Tex membrane on the inside. Apparently Visvim is the first brand to play with a multi-colored and branded Gore inner seam tape as well, which adds just one more special touch by the Japanese brand. The olive color is my favorite and comes packed with four front pockets and a nicely shaped sort of Maine collar. Hiroki continues to push the brand and offers some great insight and quotes on the direction of Visvim in the feature in Sense magazine. It's worth trying to scoop a copy if possible, but you might be better off just getting this jacket instead to experience what he's talking about. Available at Union LA this fall
In the grand scheme of things it's a fairly minor milestone but this is my 100th post. With that in mind, I thought I'd put together an outfit using some of the things I've written about over the last few months. Although some of them are no longer available, they should still provide plenty of inspiration. Looking back, there was any number of possibilities but I particularly like the way these items interact. There might be a variety of colours and textures involved but there's a simplicity about their combination. It's an outfit that very much reflects my own personal taste and in keeping with the overall tone of h(y)r, I've always written about things I love. I've tried to provide as much depth and personal insight as possible, focusing on things I have direct experience of or a genuine admiration for. I hope you've enjoyed my contributions so far. I really appreciate all the comments and encouragement, and I'd like to thank Ryan and Owen for asking me to be a part of what they've created. Jacket: Visvim - Cardigan: 45rpm - Shirt: Studio D'Artisan - Cords: Levi's - Shoes: Russell Moccasin - Tote: The Real McCoy's
I was browsing through a lot of Visvim's fall collection online the last couple days. Picking out a couple items is really tough as it is so deep. The brand has grown so much in the last few collections. I personally appreciate and love a lot more of their soft goods now over much of their footwear. Beyond their technical outwear, the knits, denim, cottons shirts, oxfords and chinos are among some of the best. There is a lot more versatility now and you can put together some great looks without going outside of the collection. An on-going debate in the HQ is if you could only pick 3 brands to wear forever, which would they be? Feel free to answer with yours, but one of mine is definitely Visvim - without hesitation. After browsing the collection, here is just one casual look I put together that I know I could get a lot of wear from. Simple layers, plain colors and essentials on their own, the use of texture, materials and comfort is what make the brand so special to me.
Fall is essentially here now that it's September, and what says fall like grey. This particular fall seems to be bringing a nice selection of grey footwear including these options from Visvim, Band x Sperry and Common Projects. Of course none of these options are cheap, but they are all great looking. Both the Band of Outsiders and Common Projects come in a grey wool which I've never personally sported on a shoe, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't right now. The respective shoes are very simple, and leave a nice amount of room to play with good slacks and socks to make them look even better. The United Bamboo x CP was an unexpected collaboration, but somehow the result was even more surprising. Much better than the outcome with Mr. Ervell, the grey wool achilles looks great. Visvim's latest classic upgrade is a great rendition of the Desert boot. Again the appearance of the heel counter shows up with top grade natural crepe soles and a fine grey suede. I definitely prefer this model to the original and would love to get my feet in a pair this fall. However likely that is, I want them just same.
Visvim's fall collection continues to release with some nice shirting. Falling into the category of another work shirt, Visvim let theirs stand out with top notch cottons and interesting use of color in the arm sections of the shirts. The subtle tonal shades used are great accents that make the shirt different enough from the other five work shirts in my closet. I plan on picking up a couple items from Visvim's fall offering and it could very easily end up being one of these shirts and some chinos. These ones are only available online right now, but should be hitting stateside retailers in the near future.