New from visvim‘s flag-laden Spring/Summer 2013 collection is the BALLISTIC 20L, a backpack available now as an overseas exclusive. Ballistic nylon and an American flag-printed Limonta fabric feature for a blend of high-tech and rustic, while a neoprene-lined laptop chamber provides both softness and protection for 15″ laptops. The tech savvy will also appreciate the BALLISTIC 20L’s fleece-lined, designated audio player pocket and headphone cord port, as well as a quick-access “side door” slash zipper for easy entry into the backpack’s center compartment. Rounding out the features are a removable padded waist strap, double exterior side pockets and genuine Swiss riri zippers. Available now from visvim
For the remaining cold winter days, the exclusive pop-up store F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer releases this stunning down jacket from the visionary mind of visvim director Hiroki Nakamura. Compiled of vintage American bandana segments and coordinated patchwork dating back from the 1960s to the 1980s, the Kerchief Down Jacket’s jaw-dropping looks are complimented further with the inclusion of premium white mother goose down feathers and sleek classic buttons. All pieces sold exclusively at the pop-up store share similar characteristics such as tag-free branding, extremely limited numbers and individualized production, meaning no single item is the same. Available in red, black and navy for ¥147,000 JPY (approximately $1595 USD).
visvim continues its inspired utilitarian attire with upscale flare as evidenced by its latest collection dubbed “Man With No Country.” Focusing on a number of overcoats in autumnal hues with heavy-wool construction, standout pieces include the Commodore Coat in navy, Deckhand Jacket in green, and the Capote Jacket in dark brown. In addition to the traditional jackets, they have also focused on countless sweater options as well – mixing traditional cardigan elements with inspired and bold patterns – and round out the collection with tote and bag options, durable boots and inspired footwear indicative of past designs. Expect to see the latest from visvim at select stockists in the coming weeks.
Jeans by Levi's Vintage Clothing, 505 1967 Rigid. Footwear by VISVIM, Serra Paccard hiking boots. Socks by Universal Works, rib sock yellow. Hat, Shirt, Knit & Jacket all by Oliver Spencer. Photographed and styled by Liam from The Hip Store.
All products available now at www.thehipstore.co.uk
Japanese label visvim goes to painstaking lengths to ensure the products they produce are constructed with the utmost care and are made from materials that are as naturally sourced as humanly possible. Enter visvim’s latest GRIZZLY BOOTS that are made from Italian vegetable-tanned cowhide and fitted with natural cork footbeds atop a durable and shock absorbent Vibram outsole. The boots are hand-stitched using a welt construction, and do not have a liner to enhance the boot’s breathability and wearability in warmer conditions. Choose between light brown, indigo, or light indigo and pick up a pair here, for ¥96,000 JPY (approximately $1,200 USD).