2015-02-19

LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 28 | VINTAGE DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS


Put these pretty rugged DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS out of one of my large boot storage boxes in the basement. It is time to wear some western boots again ... and damn, these are so nice: what a great patina. The leather was treated as it was: so irregular in its colors with so many different structures. The boots were a bit dry of a longtime storage so I decided to treat them with MUSTANG PASTE knowing that they will get a bit darker – a very nice colorway too. So – it is time to boot on ... pics | LTG

VINTAGE DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS
date of buying | brought them from the states with me in the year 2000
size | 10 D ...  i wear all my western boots 1/2 sized up
height | 13 inch
leather | calf or bullhide
leather color | tan
pull loops | yes
sole | resoled with a new name rubber sole
heel height | 1,6 inch
insole | leather insole
steel toe | NO
category | western / biker boot
made in the USA

the left one is treated with MUSTANG PAST – right one untreated .. like in the following pics






Form here on both boots are treated with MUSTANG PASTE













 

2015-02-17

RED WING HERITAGE NEWS | THE FOREMAN CHUKKA – STYLES #9215 & 9216

Chukkas are not my cup of coffee, but the new RWS CHUKKAS #9215 and #9216 might be. Because RW put one of my absolut favorite soles these: the durable but lightweight neoprene cushion sole. The FOREMAN CHUKKAS are available in two leathers: dark rich brown BRIAR OIL SLICK and BLACK HARNESS. The look is timeless – a classic chukka. And for sure these boots are made in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA. I will check up these the next days at RWS Store FRANKFURT i think. photos | ©Red Wing Heritage 











2015-02-12

“ALFIE” 1960 LAND ROVER SERIES II 88 | by VOLCAN 4X4

I am not a LAND ROVER fan, but finding this nice restored 4x4 truck let me smile. so phantastic is the look of this 1960 built LAND ROVER SERIES II 88 in pale green nicknamed „ALFRED“ / ”ALFIE”.  Because of the import to Columbia in 1960 it has a left hand drive. VOLCAN 4X4 is a specialty classic 4x4 auto dealership and restoration company based in Tampa,  Florida & MedellĂ­n,  Colombia. they are specialized in sourcing, restoring and exporting classic TOYOTA FJ40, FJ43,  FJ45 & FJ55 LAND CRUISERS and other 4x4 vehicles from Colombia to the USA and internationally. “ALFIE” was sold for 34.900 bucks in best conditon with a complete history. If you are interested in other 4X4 vehicles check their site – you'll find one nicer than the other ...  a dream for vintage 4X4 maniacs. all pics | ©volcan4x4.com/













2015-02-04

iPad Air2 LEATHER SLEEVE by ALEXANDER VON BRONEWSKI MANUFAKTUR

yesterday i got my new iPad Air2 SLEEVE handmade by my budy ALEX c/o be-cause blog and owner & founder of ALEXANDER VON BRONEWSKI MANUFAKTUR. what a wonderful piece of craftmanship. the touch is so great, so natural smooth and the fit for the iPad is perfect. The sleeve is made of tan, cognac colored cowhide from the south of germany and sewn with waxed twine made of linen. so, now it's time to rug'n'roll for the sleeve ... thx, ALEX! pics | LTG