2013-10-29

LITTLE LEVI HAS DONE HIS HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN ...

.. for sure with his mum. i think this orange thing got wonderful this year. well done! pics | LTG 









2013-10-22

HANDCRAFTED LEATHER BANDANA RING | ATELIER DE L'ARMÉE

wonderful simple leather bandana ring made of 1960's swiss army leather, which is from rifle slings. stamped with the ATELIER D L'ARMÉE and some unreadable words. the smell of this 50 yera old leather is really heavy but ALEX from awesome because-blog will send me some special leather conditioner which kills all these “muff” and turns it into a breeze of sweet marzipan. pics | LTG











2013-10-19

PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE by NICK OFFERMAN | ONE MAN'S FUNDAMENTALS FOR DELICIOUS LIVING

it was pure luck finding this really funny and exciting book written by, for me unknown, “PARKS & RECREATION” actor NICK OFFERMAN. in his first book he shares his “humorous fulminations of life, manliness, meat, and much more”. i just had the time to read over the first pages and it is great! here a short description by the editor: “Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman, who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking, he runs his own woodshop. Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois, “I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love,  style,  religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees., A mix of amusing anecdotes,  opinionated lessons and rants,  sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves,  and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.” pics & video | Nick Offerman, LTG

















2013-10-18

VINTAGE ATELIER LA DURANCE RAW DENIM HAVERSACK

bought this years ago @ volls.de when ATLIER LA DURANCE was a really brand new label producing some small charges of denim - the quality and the making of the jeans was great. i think it was about 2005 or 2006. this haversack is a very nice piece but it was absolutely senseless for me. i preferred bags when going on travel, to get the things best handled. so it is like new, made of 14OZ weight japanese denim and saddle leather with a lot of nice details and heavy brass hard wear. it's on ebay now. no life time gear for me ... pics | LTG













2013-10-14

BOOT OF THE DAY | #185 | RED WING SHOES #2980 AWESOME CANVAS / LEATHER COMBINATIONFOR THE LADIES

a friend of mine send me the pics of this wonderful RWS boot. and the best is, that you can get it actually via eBay for your lady! it is a EU size 37 – check the tag in the pic below. this boot is absolutely rare and you can't get it anymore, anywhere. the RWS leather is combined with waxed canvas - what a nice combination. we hope that this boot will go to a girl or a lady who knows and loves the special feature of this boot – this is definitely a life time gear piece! pics | HS






2013-10-12

SHOE SOLE RINGS by HENDER SCHEME | A-MUST-HAVE FOR THE SHOE & BOOT MANIAC

what a simple but wonderful idea: rings made of shoe soles. i think a must-have-accessoire for shoe & boot maniacs. these nice leather pieces i found @ canadian HAVEN SHOP made by japanese shoe & boot maker HENDER SCHEME known from FREE & EASY, CLUTCH and POPEYE magazines. please check their website: it is very well done with some nice effects. the rings are made of the same materials the shoes of HENDER SCHEME are made, stacked together and polished. they are available in 3 colors: in a natural, dark brown and black finish. i think by wearing these rings they will get better and better. hey, let's do a VIBRAM ring! pics | HAVEN & HENDER SCHEME




here just some samples of shoes made by HENDER SCHEME