Monthly Archives: July 2009

Visvim Visits Chicago

Hiroki Nakamura was in the building on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  The guy is a real pleasure to be around and definitely has some very reasonable and specific sensibilities that you don’t run into as much as you’d like to.  I took a few photos while he was here, one of an amazingly nice leather jacket (that he has on in one of the shots), and another of a sample boot.  Note with the boot that the sole construction is going to be of higher quality and will include a skin stitch.

Hiroki in a Chromexcel Jacket - great design on the pockets, and the burgundy is special.

Hiroki in a Chromexcel Jacket - great design on the pockets, and the burgundy is special.

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Florsheim by Duckie Brown

The Florsheim by Duckie Brown designers came through the other day and brought with them a ubiquitous brown paper bag filled with shoes that were anything but.  You can see some of the shoes here.

Great colorways, meet classic design.

Great colorways, meet classic design.

Just a sample of some of the colorways in the line - I'm especially fond of the Bone Long Wings.

Just a sample of some of the colorways in the line - I'm especially fond of the Bone Long Wings.

Ryan Plett was also in on the day, and happened to have his (much fancier than mine) camera.  Thanks for the images!

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From the Shoe Archive

Vintage Bally Scribe Cap Toes in even more vintage Horween Calfskin.

Vintage Bally Scribe Cap Toes in even more vintage Horween Calfskin.

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Made in U.S.A. Day

Happy 4th of July.  Peruse the “The American List.”

Varnished mahogany, a stiff breeze, Old Glory, and, of course, Horween Leather Seats.

Varnished mahogany, a stiff breeze, Old Glory, and, of course, Horween Leather Seats.

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