With an unwavering focus upon craftsmanship and a rigorous consideration for materials, VISVIM has quite rightly become one of the world’s most highly sought after, influential brands.
Founded in 2001 by the revered Hiroki Nakamura, VISVIM diligently meld classic Americana and military garb with traditional menswear classics and visual excerpts of Japanese culture. Every piece demands attention as a result of the Tokyo-based brand’s second-to-none production and an acute eye for detail that simply simmers upon wear.
Autumn/Winter 2015 by Nakamura upholds this suitably considered stance. The Social Sculpture 101 Jacket embodies the brand’s ethos perfectly; an all-American classic that riffs upon tried and tested Levi’s models yet is finely constructed from 13oz blue selvedge denim that proudly showcases heritage touches such as the traditional pleated front, all finished with a worn in patina as a nod to the jacket’s archival roots.
The same could be said for the majority of the brand’s apparel offerings. The Albacore Shirt, a VISVIM staple, is the classic Oxford reimagined with Giza cotton construction and a teardrop gauntlet that bares a woven native blanket whilst the Military Snap Pocket is just that, a rework of the functional military surplus tee with luxe patch pocket to the chest with snap button closure.
Notably, the brand’s footwear selection also excites. The head-turning FBT model has been upgraded with the use of seriously supple Elk leather that goes a long way to accentuating the shoe’s signature tassel detail, whilst the Skagway models, namely High and Slip-On, are constructed from a robust canvas which demonstrates a humble simplicity to each design.
Look for the VISVIM AW15 Collection online now at EndClothing.com.