Japanese fashion designers first made a splash in Europe 30 years ago, but Tokyo’s talents and streetwear styles are the next big thing in modern menswear.
Geeking out about the details of things is a core part of the male psyche.Our ability to obsessively seek and conquer the lesser-known mysteries of the universe – like just exactly which Sonic Youth album has the best guitar sound or how you actually play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons – has given rise to a slew of influential, but not-very-cool pop-culture institutions. Like Top Gear. And 4Chan.
We don’t tend to associate this kind of obsessive nerdiness with the world of fashion. But there’s a certain subset of male style-o-philes that take great pleasure in discussing, comparing and contrasting the latest drops from the most obscure fashion brands. And for these guys, few things are talked about with more reverence than the innovative menswear brands that have emerged from Japan in the last decade.
New from the visvim Spring/Summer 2012 Collection is the Scriptura Boots-Folk. Featuring an Italian vegetable tanned lama hide upper, the hand painted finish is certainly the most special feature on these new premium boots from the Japanese brand. The boots come in overall 4 colorways and should arrive at retailers this week.