2014-11-26

RED WING SHOES #8853 & #8852 | THE BLACK TRACTION TRED SOLE IS BACK ... IN JAPAN

do you remember the days when – i do not now the number of the boot – the #875 looking RWS with a black traction tred cushion crepe wedge sole were for sale @ RED WING SHOE STORE FRANKFURT? oh damn, this is really a long time ago. OLLI THE BARBER owns one of these – always nice to see. it is a great color combination the brown leather with this fat black sole. RED WING JAPAN does now a blue – so f***ing awesome – and a brown boot with this nice black sole: the #8853 & #8852. aren't they nice? the blue leather of the #8853 is called “INDIGO PORTAGE” and the brown one “VELVA RETAIN” like used to the BROGUE RANGER #8128. i think these will not come to europe because the average european RED WING consumer mostly prefers the white traction tred sole or a boot from the IRON RANGER range. a MOC TOE with a black is too exotic. we will see. the #8128 is on the top of my sales list! pics | © THREEWOOD, japan










OLLI THE BARBERS RED WING BOOT with the BLACK TRACTION SOLE far right


2014-11-25

UNDEROOS | THE RETURN OF SUPERHEROES UNDERWEAR

found this crazy stuff today during a short coffee break. first thoughts: cool, funny idea. but i did not now that UNDEROOS has had cult status in the US. average american little kids wore during the 1970s and late 1980s for sure UNDEROOS with characters from MARVEL, DC HEROES and STAR WARS. now, brand new, UNDEROOS is back. not for kids but for adults ... great. i do not know anything about the quality, maybe it is made in china or somewhere fucking else, but i think it works so good. check  HOTTOPPICS site for more hero underwear – there is even some hero stuff for your wife ... pics | © HOTTOPPIC














2014-11-24

THE IRON HEART HAIRLINE DUCK WESTERN SHIRT & THE HICKORY STRIPE WORK SHIRT

i just own 3 IRON HEART shirts and i love these so much. after some stiffness when wearing the 11 and 12oz shirts the first times, they got smoother and smoother and meanwhile i am so satisfied of best fit and a great comfort feeling. and i think, that these will never be broken down – life time gear – what a great quality. the care isn't a problem: cold wash, inside out and taking at once out of the wash machine when ready you don't even need to iron it. no shrinking, nothing. these shirts are made in japan and have a lot of nice details you can check up in the photos. in fall i wore the shirts as a jacket, sometimes combined with a vest depending on the weather conditions. here i combined the shirts with deadstock indigo duck canvas JACK/KNIFE hunting vest and a JOE McCOy bandana. the shirts and the bandana are available @ volls.de and the vest is from B-74, frankfurt, germanypics | LTG