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Visvim Damaged 101 Denim Jacket

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—01. Washed denim.

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While it is on the expensive side, this washed denim jacket by Visvim is undeniably good looking. The Japanese brand have always done a fantastic job with their fabric choices and washes, creating natural-looking, wearable garments while still using superior materials.

Available at Union

Reader Comments (10)

Nice jacket if you have far too much money, but tbh, buy from a Japanese denim brand like Iron Heart or The Flat Head (both available through EU and US distributors). The quality will be the same or even better, without the pre-distress and less than half the price. Give the rest to charity.

This design is a slightly modified type II, and wearing without washing (the other brands) for as long as possible will produce remarkable fading and contrast. No pockets though, you'll never find a type II with pockets from Japanese denim brands, which annoys me no end.

Not dissing the post, check this blog all the time, and I've learned a lot... just contributing...
August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCiaran
Truly, dizzyingly, stupid.
August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPK
get real. honestly.
August 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjt young
hey thats my jacket!
August 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohn mayer
This really is too much. Being familiar with Visvim, I can't say that I'm surprised with the pricing, but yeah. Too much. Must be an amazing piece of garment when seen in person, though.
August 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteronewontdo
There's no denim jacket I'd buy for $1000, unless Kristen Stewart had worn it while naked!
August 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjackeddy
I'm an American who's been living in Japan for many years now. I love the Japanese aesthetic, style and flair for fashion. Having said this, I think some Japanese brands like Visvim are playing the ultimate joke on American fashionistas, and laughing all the way to the bank in the process.

Come on guys, get real. I see Visvim stuff here all the time in Tokyo, and the quality and styling of much of it is not that great. The truth is that many Japanese consumers are extremely insecure and have an inferiority complex towards Westerners in general, and Americans in particular. Brands like Visvim prey on this insecurity, since Japanese culture has historically associated high price with high quality.

Let's get beyond this BS and see things for what they really are.
August 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJS
JS is right on point.

I too live in Japan and I've never been impressed by the quality and/or fabrics Visvim uses, especially in comparison to other Japanese brands.
August 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertris
That mark up from Union is insane. The cost at square1 in Japan (http://square1.jugem.jp/) is Y60,900, which is $623.00 at today's exchange rate. So I'm not blaming Visvim here since many, many other fashion brands charge similar prices for such an item. Sure, at the Japanese price, their product is still not cheap, but neither is Brunello Cucinelli, Michael Bastian, Lanvin, and a million other brands.
August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJP
I've always thought that Visvim was absurdly overpriced tat.
August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts

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