2012-05-31

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #64 | VINTAGE PANERAI BOOKS – HISTORY1

YEAH – i got it. VOLKER WIEGMANN &  RALF EHLERS c/o vintagepanerai.com finished the production of their new book WATCHES WITH HISTORY – HISTORY1. it's really hard to find the right words describing this wonderful 420 pages strong brilliant book. i always get excited when i take it to watch at. there are more than 250 historical photos, maps, documents – some of them top secret in the past –, a lot of informative vintage and new illustrations and alot of interesting stuff to read. i think this book is not only interesting for PANERISTI but although for people who are interested in submarines, the history of WWII and “german kampfschwimmer”. the book documents the stories of three of them, their training, the missions. the fourth story is about the commander of the italian submarine “AMBRA”. all stories are very personal and exciting. you can find a lot of more information at vintagepanerai.com. and the best: there you can order the book, but hurry up before it is sold out! i think the first book of WIEGMANN / EHLERS is sold out. whatever?! i got all of them – yep. bad pics | LTG

















2012-05-30

BOOT OF THE DAY | #132 | VIBERG X FREE&EASY COLLAB OXFORD BOOT

there is not much to say. this just a perfect looking boot, especially the two tone one. made of chrome excel leather combined with canvas, a #2021 vibram sole, lace to toe .... available in brown/natural white and black/black. the style is named #245. just small UK sizes left at THE RUGGED MUSUEM, japan; these boots are on sale. what a nice boot – really well done. however, i never saw a VIBERG boot that wasn't looking good ... pics | THE RUGGED MUSEUM 









THE SEWING BOX | MERCHANT & MILLS SEWING NOTIONS SET

every day a site check is a must: KAUFMANN MERCANTILE – more of what matter – perfect slogan for that! one new item is the MERCHANT & MILLS SEWING BOX: “useful sewing tools chosen for quality and utility by an expert tailor. includes: needles, pins, wide bow scissors, tailor's chalk and beeswax, a seam ripper,  threader, thimble and tape measure.” i can't sew but this looks like a ”must-have”, the box for itself is so awesome. for more information check KM's infos. pics | KAUFMANN MERCANTILE







2012-05-29

LIFE TIME GEAR BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 10 | RED WING SHOES WORK OXFORD OXBLOOD STYLE 212


3/4 year old, perfect worn in, with socks or without. combined and worn to a casual or business style. the 212 moc oxford is just one of three from the actual RWS 200 series which has a long tradition for almost 40 years. the oxblood mesa leather and the brown neoprene cushion outsole with a heel are characteristic. the 200 line was reissued last year. 

RED WING SHOES STYLE # 212 
200 SERIES MOC OXFORD
date of buying | summer 2011
size | 9.5D
height | low – oxford style
leather | oxblood mesa leather
sole | brown neoprene cushion
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | goodyear welt construction
steel toe | NO
category | classic moc oxford work style
made in USA pics | LTG







 






2012-05-26

I LOVE AMERICANA | 1950s CAMPAIGN VIDEO & PHOTOS

perfect done 1950s AMERICANA MANHASSET spring campaign video and shooting – don't miss the making of video at the end of the post. found this some days ago and i think it is a perfect blog for this great summer weekend. “AMERICANA MANHASSET is a premier collection of sixty fine shops including PRADA, GUCCI, CHANEL, HEMÈS, LOUIS VUTTON and other premium luxury brands. all within a unique outdoor environment designed by renowned architect Peter Marino and landscape designer OEHME VAN SWEDEN. AMERICANA MANHASSET is located on long island's beautiful north shore, AMERICANA MANHASSET is 20 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from the Hamptons.” AMERICANA MANHASSET is decadent for sure but the spring campaign is really nice to watch and well done - enjoy. pics & vid | AMERICANA MANHASSET

 








2012-05-25

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #63 | RUNNING

after my 3rd bad roadbike crash in april 2011 and my 7th surgery because of road biking i quit it and sold my carbon TIME ASSOS racer. i still have one SEROTTA OTTROTT but this one is stripped down. so i started to run last summer in august with some breaks because of too much trouble with my broken clavicle and shoulder when running. but after i got the metal out this april running began to make fun. it is still sometimes hard because of some weights too much but it goes better and better. i enjoy wearing my running shirts because nearly everyone who watches on my shirt gets a smile, a laugh or shows me his thumb up - great. and i love the NIKE running app which shows me some running data – very interesting and informative. this awesome summer morning i did a run with PETER my copywriter. we often run together for brainstorming or briefing talks. we call this job'n'jog – it makes fun and sense. enjoy your weekend! pics | LTG, nike running app




just my serotta ottrott “hotrod” is left ... what a beautiful bike ...