Monday, 31 May 2010

Visvim FR swing top jacket: Closer look

Visvim released its FR line to much fanfair last year. It was a highly limited capsule collection, using the most luxurious fabrics Hiroki Nakamura could find.

Due to the limited release and the prohibitive price point, there is scant detail on these garments to be found online. All we really know is that the products were made in France.

I've now sourced the stand-out item from the line - the FR swing top.

This is essentially a Baracuta harrington style jacket, but is crafted from extremely fine shirting cotton.

It is unlined, constructed without pockets, and features a ribbed waist and elasticated cuffs.

It is also worth noting that on this occasion, the trademark Riri zipper, which is usually the best method of identifying a genuine Visvim garment, has been substituted for a premium Excella branded fastening.

Seeing as it is essentially a shirt made to look like a Baracuta, it hangs beautifully.

Whether I would ever have paid the exorbitant price this originally retailed at is another question entirely.

And because I don't live in St Tropez, I have no idea whether I will get much use out of such a light weight piece of outerwear. So I might consider sensible offers. Might.

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