Visvim FBT Elk

The FBT is an iconic Visvim model and also one if it’s most popular. The elk leather version popped up in the mid 2000’s and its awesome to see it brought back. There’s something undeniably¬†luxurious about ‘elk leather’ and only someone as dedicated as Hiroki would think of turning it into a moccasin. A vibram … Read more

Visvim FW15 Collection

I had the pleasure of seeing the FW15 collection up-close when their showroom was setup in New York. The¬†collection came about as a result of head designer’s Hiroki Nakamura’s travels through the United States, Italy and Europe. You can expect a host of fire outerwear including a great iteration on the MA-1 and a field jacket covered in vintage-style patches, not to the mention the Noragi inspired by bomber jackets.

While the pricepoint may have you saving for a few months, the creatively layered looks from the collection should tide you over. Look for stockists including Farfetch and End Clothing to get a hold of these pieces outside of Asia.

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Visvim Hockney

I’ve spent most my life firmly in the anti-boat shoe camp.¬†The shoe conjures up images of frat parties and business casual conferences at the local Howard Johnson, but leave it up to Visvim to¬†upgrade this prep staple into something more than the sum of it’s parts. These deserve to be on the deck of a … Read more

LOOKS / LIES 001

Today marks the launch of a new feature on Third Looks called ‘LOOKS/LIES’. The concept came as a result of various discussions¬†between my friend Jayne Lies and I. ¬†We’ve teamed up on some¬†projects in the past including the Verticals music video for Celestial Trax and we always found the experience rewarding and eye-opening. We¬†decided to launch this feature together as a means of preserving¬†a moment in time¬†(through photographic snapshots) in a quick and¬†fun interview format. This ongoing series will serve as a platform through which we can document each subject’s¬†style , aura thoughts and experiences within our local communities and beyond.

To launch the feature, Lies took a few photos of myself as I had been looking for a way to share my personal style is at currently. Through the word association style ¬†interview questions that she put together, you should also get to know where i’ve been and where my head is at now.

Check out the full feature after the jump

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Visvim Fall/Winter 2015 Collection Preview

Visvim¬†hosted a showroom¬†of sorts to present it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection to press and buyers in town for New York Fashion Week. The serene space was a contrast to the hustle of other runway shows this week, and with no audible music, models or other distractions the attention fell upon what really mattered, the product itself.

Split between men’s and women’s each rack was separated by category, shirting, jackets , pants and accessories/shoes. One of the most exciting developments was the addition of MA-1 bomber jackets, some embroidered with flag details as seen below. Other field jackets were adorned with hand-illustrated graphics or embroidered patches. The footwear¬†were mostly returning styles of boots and sneakers with the addition of a new minimal stan-smith inspired model. There’s definetly strong styles in here that are worthy additions for Visvim collections and the outerwear in particular represents a return to form in comparison to recent collections.

Find current season (SS15) items available now at SSENSE, Farfetch, and END Clothing.

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Visvim SS15 Editorial in SENSE Magazine

As per usual each season Visvim introduces their seasonal collection in the pages of Japanese men’s style mag SENSE. The spring/summer 2015 selection isn’t much of a departure from past collections although it does seem like Hirkoi wanted to bring a more casual approach this time around as seen in the graphic tees and some of the busier ‘vintage’ prints. Of particular note is the return of the townsend fishtail in an washed cotton and a striking red Nomad jacket. See both pieces after the jump and shop select items on the visvim webstore¬†or retailers such as SSENSE, Farfetch and Barney’s.

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SSENSE Japanese Menswear in Motion Video

This new video from SSENSE imagines a squash match played in drapy Japanese menswear. Some of the designers making an appearance are from Yohji Yamamoto, Visvim, Kolor, Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, Johnlawrencesullivan. The use of slow-motion captures the volume, colors and movement of the garments in a way that a photoshoot couldn’t. You can … Read more

Best Backpacks for FW14/15

I find that backpacks are the my favorite way to carry essential items from point A to B. If you’re looking for a new well designed pack, I’ve selected some of the best of the season below. Acne Olov Backpack Pretty much as minimal as you can get, this Acne backpack features extremely clean lines … Read more

Whiz Limited SS14 Collection

I’ve posted Whiz Limited Collections on here before and it continues to be one of my favorite Japanese labels. I’ve yet to own any pieces by them but from what I can tell spring/summer 2014 is another strong outing. The styling here elevates the straight-forward product into something more interesting (that Varsity above should be an early contender for varsity jacket of the year). I ¬†appreciate the color palette in this collection and how the different pieces are mixed and matched. Nothing is too bright or attention-seeking on it’s own but worn together there’s definitely a unique cohesive vision presented. ¬†I’m not sure if it’s intentional or not but I definetly see a lot of visvim in this line.

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Style Profile: Lucas Tyson

The best part about the process of posting these style profiles is getting insight into someones style and getting to know them better as a person through that . I’ve known Lucas for some time now as a friend and it was cool to interview him for the site and hear more about how his style developed.

I hear a lot of my taller friends complain that it’s hard for them to find clothes that fit. At 6’7″ Lucas definitely stands out in a crowd but I admire how he was able to mix pieces from a variety of brands to create a personal aesthetic that represents his personality and interests well. I sat down with the homie to discuss where his style has been and where its going.

When did your interest in clothes start? What kind of stuff were you wearing back then?

I have always had an appreciation for clothes, but the turning point for me was the first time I went to the old Recon store on Eldritch Street. I was finally making enough  money to get some decent clothes. I stumbled across the store when the first Stash AF1 was releasing, and I was blown away by the product. The store manager was kind enough to educate me about the brand and the NY streetwear scene in general. This lead to finding out about Retail Mafia brands that were prevalent in the scene at the time. In particular I wore SSUR, Supreme and Alife tees and hoodies, Evisu jeans, Northface jackets, and Nikes.

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