2012-11-30

BOOT OF THE DAY | #151 | VINTAGE L.L. BEAN MAIN HUNTING SHOES

wonderful rugged MAINE HUNTING SHOES from L.L. BEAN. this style was LEON LEONWOOD BEAN'S very first product in 1912. the leather version was introduced 1932. this one here looks like from the 50s with a great patina but still in shape. i think it must be about 14" high. great! found at japanese JAM shop via RAKUTEN. pics | JAM



2012-11-29

STUFF FROM MY RUGGED LITTLE BOY

today some stuff from my 6 years old son LEVI. like me he is a great denim, boot and hat lover. the cowboy shirt you see below was a present from UWE c/o AMTRAQ. his son was wearing this original ROCKMOUNT RANCH WEAR shirt before. great quality, made in the USA. another beloved piece is the ATELIER LA DURANCE NOVELTY JACKET. great classic look and best manufacturing – from the time when ALD was made in france! i bought this jacket years ago at B74 knowing that it will fit LEVI some day. and the BLUNDSTONE boots. damn, poor boots: this one are just 1/2 year old. LEVI'S most beloved shoes. he has always two pairs with the same size. one pair has always a day to relax after heavy wear over an exciting school and outdoor day. i think i bought about 6 pairs the last 3 years. the TICK, TRICK & TRACK hat is from SCHMITTHUT. it is older than 10 years and it was mine before i gave it to LEVI, my first SCHMITTHUT hat. it was always a bit too small for my head. pics | LTG




 BLUNDSTONE boots size 32, 1/2 year in use
 SCHMITTHUT hat TICK, TRICK & TRACK
ROCKMOUNT RANCH WEAR shirt with pearls snaps and everything else a real cowboy shirt needs!

bandana by CXXVI
LEVI'S red tab, repaired knees for10 times. 1 1/2 year in use




 ATELIER LA DURANCE NOVELTY JACKET







2012-11-28

RED WING SHOES “THE SUPERSOLE® TRIO” | BLACK RED GOLD

yes, black, red and gold are the colors of the german flag. AND these are also the colors of my 3 SUPESOLED RED WING SHOES called “FRANKFURTER”. the black one is style #8133, the red one #8804 and the beige or gold one is style #8118. all three boots are of different ages. the #8804 is my oldest with about 20 years, the #8118 is the newest in my cupboard but this one was worn years before and the black #8133 is about one year old. a great trio. one boot is nicer than the other. and i love walking on the SUPERSOLE® – it is so comfortable. pics | LTG










2012-11-27

LTG FAVORITES #82 | RED WING SHOES WITH A SUPERSOLE®

KAMI from RED WING STORE FRANKFURT made me a big surprise! some months ago i asked him for an # 8118, because i am a great fan of the called FRANKFURTER RWS boots. they are and were made in three different colors and two leathers. i know that KAMI has an archive in his basement with some old worn and dead stock RWS - so, why not asking? he told me, that maybe there is one but he couldn't promise. three weeks ago i helped KAMI in layouting an advertisement over night for his distribution firm. when i saw him the next time, it was at an event in the context of the MTV EUROPEAN AWARDS at B74, he took me aside and told me about a surprise for me. holy shit – he gave me an #8118. i was speakless because i know that the boot isn't available anymore and i forgot asking him for the boot at this moment. the one he gave me is a vintage one, a return because of a small defect of the SUPERSOLE. KAMI and his staff restored the boot and it looks really really good. what a great piece. KAMI thank you so much again! a something special memory to your person – indeed. pics | LTG












2012-11-26

BOOT OF THE DAY | #150 | YUKETEN PLAIN TOE UTILITY BOOTS

volls.de got a new delivery from YUKETEN. some new boots and very nice bags. there is a new boot i never saw before: the PLAIN TOE UTILITY BOOT in moss suede with a white contrast heel cap. a great color combination which is completed by one of my favorite VIBRAM soles: the # 2021 in grey brown. beside the suede version of this UTILITY BOOT there is another boot in a chestnut brown smooth leather also with the #2021 sole. this boot looks a bit smarter and classic. pics | volls.de





2012-11-23

THE 10ENGINES TRUCKER CAP

this afternoon my 10ENGINES cap arrived. a great piece direct send from JAMES FOX who runs one of the best blogs ever: 10engines.blogspot . long before i did my first blog entry on LIFE TIME GEAR i checked up this blog every day ... till now. thx JAMES for inspiration. the cap is a product of a collaboration between 10ENGINES and BALL AND BUCK®  with a double canvas front panel and an 8oz original BALL AND BUCK camo lined brim. MADE IN USA! pics | LTG