2012-08-31

BOOT OF THE DAY | #138 | DEADSTOCK RED WING SHOES STYLE 2224

awesome RWS workboot from the 90s: style 2224- simple and pure – no compromises. still a perfect boot style after more than 20 years. pics | nest clothing store 






2012-08-30

FINISHED: LEVI'S & LIFE TIME GEAR'S BIPLANE SOPWITH CAMEL PROJECT

my son LEVI and me finished our next LEGO project: the SOPWITH CAMEL BIPLANE, a classic of aviation history, one of the most recognizable british single-seat biplanes. for us it was easy to stick the bricks and build it up compared to the V8 SUPERCAR from LEGO TECHNIC. the classic LEGOs are much easier in their complexity, but it was not so easy to put on all wires which have some real functions. the plane features a lot of details like a rotating propeller and engine cylinders, hinged tail rudder, functioning wing ailerons and tail flaps that can be controlled from the cockpit. it includes rare dark green, dark tan and metallic silver elements. the replica is 15" long and a wingspan of over 19". pics | LTG & theaircraft.net









 

2012-08-29

RED WING SHOES GO GERMAN TV | “TATORT” COP WEARS 8131

TATORT” is cult in germany. since decades every sunday at 20:15 after TAGESSCHAU a new episode of this crime TV series is coming up. only in summer there is a break and ARD shows us replays from the last years. last sunday this break was over and they showed us the second episode with commissars FLÜCKIGER alias STEFAN GUBSER and LIZ RITSCHARD alias DELIA MAYER. today 20 – yes, TWENTY – different cops and teams clear up every sunday in 20 different locations and cities criminal cases. but no one of them was wearing RED WINGS before. cop FLÜCKIGER does it last sunday. a brand new #8131. it was unusual but cool to see these boots 90 minutes walking and running on the screen. i am really curios about the fact if the RED WINGS were chosen by STEFAN GUBSER himself or his film team. you can watch the complete TATORT “HANDLAGE MIT AUSSICHT” with FLÜCKINGER @ www.daserste.de. below you can see my vintage 8131

ps: ROGER from VMC told me that they've dressed FLÜCKIGER. damn, and i thought about asking ROGER if they have something to do with the equipment of the TATORT crew – i should have done so. pics | ARD, LTG







2012-08-28

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #70 | BOW TIES

last weekend i got new stuff from my absolute bow tie dealer BEAU TIES LTD. OF VERMONT. two special pieces from BILL'S PRIVATE STOCK and one standard tie. great. all BEAU TIES LTD. stuff is made in the USA. i love bow ties and i hate ties. i am even not able to tie a knot and i own not one. and i never missed one till today. my bow tie collection is about 20 pieces most and i have two new favorites: the blue one with the skulls named “SPARROW” and the one with the sailing ships named “COMMODORE”. this afternoon i have a meeting and i do not know which one to wear ... 3 hours are left ... pics | LTG















2012-08-25

LIFE TIME GEAR @ INKSIDE STUDIO GETTING A NEW TATTOO

yesterday evening i went to BASTI c/o INKSIDE studio to get some new tattoos in order to complete my sleeve on the right arm. i wanted DONAL DUCK to say POPEYE, GOOFY and MICKY hello – but there wasn't enough space for the duck head. so i decided to get the CAPTAIN AMERICA logo inked – a good decision: BIG LIKE! and i got some stars in blue, red and white around. so it is getting forward, but my next date will be in january 2013. BASTI is damned busy! in the year 2000 i went the first time to BASTI to get a cowboy pin up inked. we will renovate this tattoo next year ... pics | LTG