2013-03-28

LTG FAVORITES #94 | DEPECHE MODE >> LIVE 2013

before it's getting boring, here is the last post about a birthday present to me. it's time to finish! KLAUS c/o volls.de gave me this great present: DEPECHE MODE LIVE 2013 in frankfurt, germany. maybe some of you call me crazy because of my music taste, the different styles i like. but it's the same with life, the moods, the feelings ... sometimes i like to hear STEVE EARLE or TOWNES VAN ZANDT, 2 hours later i prefer D:A:D and in the afternoon SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. and before ending an office day DPECHE MODE. it is like it is ... i hate standing still, always living, doing or hearing the same things, like a conditioned scheme. DM i hear more than 30 years. they are one of my absolute favorite bands. i love the voice of DAVE GAHAN. i love the sounds. and i love the new album DELTA MACHINE. i read this headline over a review of the new album and it is perfect: “delta blues meets man machine”. thx KLAUS to join this great party in FFM with you! pics & vids | © DEPECHE MODE
















2013-03-27

THE RISING SUN MFG CO | DENIM APRON

another birthday present again from UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION: the RISING SUN MFG CO APRON. couldn't find any information about at risingsunjeans.com, but i can tell you: very nice and practicable with different sized pockets and light weight. i like the short cut. perfect for cooking and barbecue. thx again UWE! pics | LTG














2013-03-26

LTG FAVORITES #93 | BOWLER HAT BY SCHMITTHUT – HOW IT WAS MADE STEP BY STEP

2 weeks ago i picked up my new brown BOWLER hat @ SCHMITTHUT. and sorry to say so, but it is true: STETSON, BRIXTON, BORSALINO and all the others, you do a very good job but there is no hat better than one made by hand especially for your own head. it is the same with a made-to-measure suit. SUSANNE made again such a great job and the hat fits more than perfect. it is the third hat she made for me and i love'em all. the next bowler is in progress: made of straw for summer.  pics | Susanne Schmitt, LTG



















2013-03-21

OLLI THE BARBER vs. LIFE TIME GEAR GOATSKIN LANYARD

long time ago OLLI THE BARBER and me had the idea to develop something in collaboration for maybe selling or just give away to good friends. so OLLI did this lanyard for long wallets or knives out of goatskin. i love it. the pieces you see in the photos are just samples. we think about other possibilities for fixation, f.ex. fishhooks. the project is still in progress but i think it looks very good right now and believe me, the lanyard is so strong but flexible at the same time – and very well looking. the knot technic is absolutely perfect. no adhesive is used, the leather holds itself. never saw this before. great idea OLLI! and thank you so much to do a little lanyard for my little LEVI'S REDMOON wallet. see you tomorrow morning for my hair cut refreshed talking about our OTB vs. LTG projects ...  pics | LTG














2013-03-20

SHWOOD HANDCRAFTED WOODEN EYEWEAR GOES STONE

f*** exciting! check the nice video below – what a great idea is this?! just 200 pairs of these limited “STONE COLLECTION” frames were made. here is what SHWOOD themselves say to the new frames: “Fusing genuine slate with premium Birch wood, the new Stone Collection is our most innovative product yet. Hand-poured pewter inlays complete the look, striking the perfect balance between rugged and refined, as we continue our perpetual quest to experiment with nature. Each pair comes packaged with a custom felt pouch with embroidered leather patch.” it is a pity that SHWOOD eyewear doesn't fit optical glasses. pics & video | SHWOOD


The Stone Collection by Shwood from Shwood Eyewear on Vimeo.