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OLD VISVIM NEVER DIES

The more you use something, the more you see it becoming a reflection of your own character, and you begin to feel an inexplicable fondness for the object. The fact you own something like this brings you happiness, and I am drawn to these kinds of objects.

Category:Philosophy
Date:2022.11.28
Tags: #oldvisvimneverdies #OVND #visvim

Whenever I get a new pair of shoes, I immediately break them in by stepping on the left shoe with my right foot, and the right shoe with my left foot. It's similar to getting a haircut and wanting to get over that odd, uncomfortable feeling. I wear them on rainy days while washing the car, and in any situation in a carefree manner and even when they get dirty, it's not a big deal to me. I'll brush the uppers from time to time or change up the laces, and before long the leather begins to soften, and naturally mold to my feet. The more you use something, the more you see it becoming a reflection of your own character, and you begin to feel an inexplicable fondness for the object. The fact you own something like this brings you happiness, and I am drawn to these kinds of objects.

When I design products, I consider what is necessary to make something long-lasting, or what kind of things can be enjoyed for a long time. As I ponder those things, I also think which materials, dyeing methods, and constructions will aid in that pursuit. For example, the color in denim will fade over time, but the way in which it fades is dependent upon the wearer's environment and the way the denim is worn. It's the same with vegetable-tanned leather. These materials are highly affected by climates, temperature, sunlight, and the wearer's environment, which is precisely why a human character is reflected so well. That metamorphosis is beautiful. Personally, I enjoy watching this change, and as a creator, it truly brings me joy.

BRIGADIER BOOTS MID-FOLK
DURATION: 8 YEARS
JUMBO TEE S/S (N.D.)
DURATION: 4 YEARS
SCOUT PANTS(DMGD CHINO)
DURATION: 7 YEARS
SANJURO KIMONO (KENDOGI)
DURATION: 6 YEARS
MEDICIN BAG
DURATION: 2 YEARS
VIRGIL BOOTS KANGAROO-FOLK
DURATION: 11 YEARS
JUMBO SWEAT CREW L/S (N.D.)
DURATION: 4 YEARS
SOCIAL SCULPTURE 09 NON-WSHD
DURATION: 7 YEARS
JOSEPHINE SMOCK (LINEN)
DURATION: 5 YEARS
MEDICINE BAG (L)
DURATION: 7 YEARS
T.W.O. BOOTS-FOLK
DURATION: 3 YEARS
SS A.R.U. OVERALLS (NEP DENIM)
DURATION: 5 YEARS
VIS 101 JACKET IT
DURATION: 8 YEARS
SS JOURNEYMAN PANTS TACKED CRASH
DURATION: 2 YEARS
SOCIAL SCULPTURE 01 RAW
DURATION: 3 YEARS
SUEDE SHOULDER BAG L (FR VEG LAMB)
DURATION: 3 YEARS
ROSEBUD BOOTS BISON-FOLK
DURATION: 6 YEARS
MUD POCKET TEE S/S (GIZA)
DURATION: 8 YEARS
SOCIAL SCULPTURE 04 CMYK BLK
DURATION: 6 YEARS
SS 101 JKT UNWASHED V.F.
DURATION: 5 YEARS
EXCELSIOR CAP (HERRINGBONE)
DURATION: 3 YEARS
NAKOTA BOOTS-FOLK
DURATION: 2 YEARS
DRY VNTG CREW S/S (FREE)
DURATION: 4 YEARS
FLUXUS 03 N.D. SLUB (CORDUROY)
DURATION: 6 YEARS
SS HANDYMAN SHIRT DAMAGED
DURATION: 3 YEARS
MAIL SATCHEL FR (S)
DURATION: 8 YEARS
P.T.U. TRAINER-FOLK (KANGAROO) W
DURATION: 4 YEARS
SS JOURNEYMAN PANTS TACKED
DURATION: -

2022.11.28 Republished with revisions

2016.4.26 Original work published