2014-01-31

BOOK “MASS-SCHUHE” – CUSTOM SHOES – BY AXEL HIMER FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S LIBRARY

some days ago i got this book from OLLI THE BARBER as a birthday present. great – i did not know the book “MAßSCHUHE”. very well done with a lot of photos, illustrations, graphics and useful informations, more than 220 pages. the absolute right thing for a shoe maniac like me. thx OLLI! beside the contents, the book itself is made so nice. look at the old school hard cover with golden embossments and the best: the pages have a golden cut – awesome ... like a bible ... i think this touch is wanted by the editor of the GENTLEMAN'S LIBRARY. there are two books more: CLASSIC SPORTSCARS, WATCHES. pics | LTG



















2014-01-29

THE “COOLEST” TRUCK EVER | 6.8 TON CHEVY PICK UP MADE OF AN ICE BODY

damn, this is really cool, isn't it? this driving refrigerator CHEVY truck was weighting 6.8 tons. it was made by 76 old JULIAN, an ice artist who is working around the world for example president and actor parties in dubai, thailand, new zealand or india. he is making lounges and bars of ice. but building an ice truck was the first time for the man out of HENSALL, a very small village in ONTARIO, canada. the truck was build for a TV-SPOT for car components, in this case especcially for batteries. the motto was “TESTED FOR LIFE IN CANADA”. beside, with a drive on the highway they wanted to get an entry in the GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS. not so easy, imagine that when the 8 cylinder big block runs it gets really hot in the motor compartment. so they had to cool this section massiv down while running the engine. the CHEVY had to drive at least 1,5 kilometers with more than 20 km/h to get the entry in the book. a special stuntman drove the CHEVY about 4 kilometers with the needed speed at the 12th of december 2013. after 40 hours melting there was just the engine and the chassis left. what a project ... pics | iceculture









2014-01-28

BUZZ RICKSON'S MA-1 "SLENDER ORIG. SPEC. JACKET” @ BURG & SCHILD NEW ONLINE SHOP

okay it is 4 weeks ago that the BURG & SCHILD webshop went online. but it is like it is: less time for me to do the blog posts i wanted before and after christmas because of heavy working. so here we go. searching for a MA-1 jacket from BUZZ RICKSON or REAL McCOY's i stopped at the new B&S shop, which is really succeed. well done and perfect fitting for the brands and the guys behind BURG & SCHILD. with a rocking and biking attitude, no fashion and pussy affection. straight graphics and wonderful detailed pics f.ex. of this great MA-1 20 years anniversay BR jacket. very nice the small category drawings grey on black – like them very much! SHANE: compliment – you and your guys, your online and graphic team did a very good job. and now take a look at the jacket. isn't it great? pics | BURG & SCHILD

















2014-01-22

WWW.INTERBRIGADE.COM AD IN HERITAGE POST | EXECUTION COMMANDO AT WORK

there is a new clothing label, and i do not want to write down its name again, because i do not want to do marketing for a label which tries to get attention at any price with bad taste pics. i really wonder that nobody of the enthusiastic readers of this german men magazine showed any reaction reffering to this ad: an execution commando at work. i think because of the label name the pic is from the SPANISH CIVIL WAR. international brigades fought against FRANCO and the fascism federations supported by a.h. & mussolini. the ad was done by the editor of this men magazine and owner of the label. okay ... what wants the maker of the ad say to me? „männer brauchen ideale” – “men do need ideals”. ahm, well, ...? sorry, maybe i am too stupid, but i do not understand. okay, fighting against fascism is always a good thing. is this the quintessence of the headline corresponding to the picture? still bad taste. for me it is not correct to do marketing for a fashion label in this way. not political – absolutely in need of an explanation. and beside, the motive is terrible. think about the family of this man waiting to be killed in a moment. what will be the next motive? i can't write what i am thinking about this. isn't there any sensitiveness today? i'am really disappointed about all the readers who just accept such a f***ing shit without any comment. this is not heritage, vintage, cool or something like that. blame on you! ...





2014-01-21

NEW ALDEN ORDER ARRIVED @ VOLLS

KLAUS from volls.de gave me a call that the new ALDEN order has just arrived. all new ALDEN boots got a VOLLS print inside. very nice and i would be proud of it ... and i think KLAUS is. he got 6 new different style exclusively made for VOLLS.  all in different shapes, leathers, color combinations but all with leather soles. my favorites are the beige colored, doubled soled INDY BOOT, the tan suede PLAIN TOE BOOT and the tan CHUKKA - very nice, smart but cool and best crafted – ALDEN. pics | LTG