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.
His time here included another tour and lots of questions about the manufacture of our leather. It’s great to see a designer with an appreciation for all parts of the process, and it clearly gives him the knowledge to put out some great products.
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This is incredible! This goes to show Hiroki’s dedication to quality. Man, this is why I love Visvim.
Tell me about the design process? I want to see if we can work together. Right now we are focused on small mens accessories – a natural extension for us with ties would be to include belts. I love Horween history – great blog!
In the photo that shows three men conferencing at a desk, there is a great looking leather satchel on the desk. Is it available for purchase? If so, where? Thanks
That’s a mini-gladstone type of bag, made by Western Leather Works in England. I’m not sure if they’re still making them…
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now if only you could get some of this stuff in the US…
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You can get Visvim products at Union in Los Angeles. They carry a wide variety of Visvim products and recently received their first shipment of fall products.
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could not aggree more. great post going to dig around and see what other stuff you have. Very Nice Blog!