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Chromexcel®

Chromexcel.  One of my favorites, and probably my single favorite if I had to choose one.  The picture above gives some idea of how long the formula has been around (and this journal is full of different trials and doesn’t even contain the original, standardized recipe).  Whether because it’s right, or because we’re just terribly stubborn, we’ve left the processes and formulas for many of our leathers largely unchanged.  We have had to substitute some of the components that were traditionally used in small quantities – whale oil was replaced with another marine-creature derived oil, one that’s more available and not controversial.

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Feature – Sense Magazine

From the latest issue of SENSE Magazine“The Text in Visvim: Part 2 – Focused on Horween Leather”

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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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