2012-03-31

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #56 | TELLASON DENIM

when i visited UWE @ AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION he gave me 2 different TELLASON jeans. since this day on i wore my slim tapered 12.5 oz white oak cone mills denim named Ladbroke Grove nearly every day. great cut, perfect fit, comfortable, best looking – awesome. TELLASON stuff is made in san francisco – all material and components are made in the USA. beside the Ladbroke Grove there are 2 other styles: Johan Graham Mellor & Ankara. in summer there will be a new one which will be named Gustave. PETE & TONY from TELLASON are great THE CLASH fans. so all jeans' styles are concerned to the famous english punkband. Ladbroke Grove f.ex. is a part of LONDON where JOE STRUMMER grew up. available for fall/winter 2012 @ volls.de and B-74.

here some features of TELLASON jeans:
_ extra deep front pocket bags made our of 11 oz cotton
_ lower part of back pockets re-inforced by cotton to avoid comb,  knife or wllet to push trough, leather patch made by TANNER GGODS of Portland,  Or.
_ “yoke-over-panel” construction for better fit and easier reach of back pockets.
_ TELLASON produced the FILSON Jeans and some stuff for A CONTINOUS LEAN
pics & vid | TELLASON



   










2012-03-30

LIMITED FILSON BAGS @ 14 oz. BERLIN

it like it seeing shops going their own way like berlin based 14 oz. with a FILSON collaboration. these exclusive FILSON bags are strictly limited to only 30 pieces each worldwide. great – love this! awesome colors brought to the, i think, most iconic FILSON bags. the result is another progressive unique design compared to the smart tan, olive or other natural colors. if someone would change the red one to my tan large briefcase i would do it at once. is there anybody? more informations needed? here you'll get: 14 oz. pics | 14 oz.











2012-03-29

VINTAGE 800 PS VOLVO AMAZON | FOR SALE

i am not a fan of swedish cars. but this one is really great: a 1967 AMAZON with unbelievable 799 PS. after 10 years working, diving and living with “sweden's coolest volvo” MATTIAS VOECK is looking for a new challenge. VOECK's VOLVO will be for sale at about 83.000 euros. now the car is parking at MESSE TECHNO CLASSICA in essen, germany. there are a lot of people who are interested to buy this unique AMAZON. VOECK is a little bit sad because of missing the FERRARI battles which he always won with his 799 PS monster. check out the film below – “ALTER SCHWEDE” pics | for more visit spiegel.de












2012-03-28

RED WING SHOES | UPDATE > THE ANATOMY OF A RED WING BOOT

my buddy FRED from RW1905 blog send me some pics of an actual cut RWS style #8131 – the cut of the 875 seems to be a bit older - sorry for that! he told me that the actual models are filled with CORK between insole and the traction tred cushion crepe wedge sole. before, this space was filled with synthetic material: compare the pics. thx. pics | FRED c/o RW1905










IN SUPPORT OF MISTER FREEDOM

this is a repost from great VINTAGE WORKWEAR blog. 
it is a matter of course that LIFE TIME GEAR will support MISTER FREEDOM.
i am sorry that i just found this blog entry so late.
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Mister Freedom® goods are NOT available in INDONESIA… unless stolen


“As of March 22nd, 2012, and due to the deeds of three low-life SCUMBAGS from the city of Bandung, West Java, INDONESIA, we are no longer accepting orders or shipping to INDONESIA.

If you currently live in Indonesia and are buying Mister Freedom® merchandise locally, from dealers or ‘friends’, you are buying STOLEN goods, acquired illegally with STOLEN credit cards.

The stolen goods include large quantities of MF® Californian Blue Jeans, NOS MF® Chambray shirts, MF® Palladenim boots, MF® denim Ranch blouses… and more.

Here are the names and addresses of those three jerk-offs (to the best of our knowledge, as per the actual shipping infos):

* Esa Nugraha esa_nugraha@cbgb.net
jl. Sukamenak gg. Asep Hidayat No17 Sayati
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40227
INDONESIA
Phone: 022-91309180

* Yeni Apriliani apriliani@gmx.comjl. Cibolerang gg. Taruna 2 No7
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40225
INDONESIA
Phone: 0812127877671

* Ricky Rinaldi adiva_muska@aol.com
jl. Taman Klaten No4 Antapani
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40291
INDONESIA
Phone: 92545023

If any descent local Bandung folks have any useful pertinent information, please email christophe@misterfreedom.com
If anyone would care to go break some legs before we get to them, don’t hold back.
These morons don’t know what they just got into… really
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
The rest of the World can have a nice day.
 Christophe Loiron, MISTER FREEDOM®
UPDATES, March 23rd, 2012:
* Many thanks for the virtual help and support from kind Indonesian folks with this issue. We received valuable information. We appreciate your concern with this damaging but saddly not uncommon matter.
* However, ZERO gratitude yet to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles for the lack of help and the “call back on Monday“… One package has not yet been delivered and if his excellency the General Consul Hadi Martono and his fine team would really care to change things regarding the popular local sport of ”carding” in Bandung, they would make it a priority to ACT in a timely manner.
I am aware of, and respect, the Indonesian celebration of Nyepi, ”Day of Silence”. With our luck it falls today, and every March 23rd.
Looking forward to Monday, March 26th, as RES NON VERBA day.

This is a re-post of a recent story from the Mister Freedom site. We have much admiration and respect for Christophe and his work and hate to see this sort of thing happen to such good people.”







RED WING SHOES | THE ANATOMY OF A RWS STYLE 875

this is something for “INSIGHTERS”. hope to show you views which some of you never saw before. last week KLAUS from volls.de gave me this cut of a RWS #875 to do a post if i would like – and for sure, i like. sometimes the insole construction reminds me a tasty sandwich ... beside, what a terrible thought when my RWS 875 would be cut in the middle into 2 parts. pics | LTG









2012-03-27

BOOT OF THE DAY | #125 | LIFE TIME GEAR'S EXOTIC LUCCHESE CAIMAN COWBOY BOOT

beside my passion to workboots i am a great fan of COWBOY & WESTERN BOOTS. there are 2 favorite brands: LUCCHESE and RIOS OF MERCEDES. there is just one other option for me: CUSTOM MADE western boots; i own 3 pairs of those, all handmade in TEXAS. the one below is a LUCCHESE HORNED BACK CAIMAN BOOT style #G9252. some facts: from the LUCCHESE CLASSICS line, mens cigar (brown) caiman tail with brown buffalo calf top, 3 colored leaf stitch pattern, handmade, full leather heel counter, cushioned insole for comfort, 1 3/4" heel, 12 1/2" shaft, 15" circumference plus double leather sole and walking heels. after a bike accident in 2007 when i crashed my left femoral bone i did not often wear cowboy boots. but i think it's time to do it again. what a wonderful boot. this one has to put out on the streets not to the cupboard. pics | LTG

















2012-03-26

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #55 | USEFUL GIVE AWAYS >> MAKR

thanks UWE from AMTRAQ distribution for this really nice AND usefull present: bottle opener by MAKR. MAKR ... what a great brand. if you didn't seen the film below yet, check it out. pics | LTG | video | MAKR










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