2014-02-26

THE “THRIFTMASTER” | $250,000 CHEVROLET 3100 PICKUP BUILT BY ICON

isn't that truck beautiful? maybe you remember that i did a post about ICON's FORD BRONCO? the THRIFTMASTER was released november 2013 at SEMA. in 2014 los angeles based ICON will only build 5 ultimate THIRFTMASTER pick ups. each truck will be signed and sequentially numbered - for a pricing range from $220,000 to 250.000. in the future there will be a wider range of this beautiful remade truck. here some facts about the THIRFTMASTER: “This first, “Ultimate Edition” ICON Thriftmaster, comes in your choice of body color (matte or gloss finish), with your choice of manual or automatic transmission, naturally aspirated or with an intercooled supercharger. Otherwise, it comes one way... loaded. Standard equipment includes four wheel disc brakes, A/C, PW, PDL, Wi-Fi Hot Spot, Web-enabled Kenwood and Audison digital audio, NAV, tilt column, copious insulation, Bison hide seating, Wilton wool carpet, Alcantara headliner, smoked glass, and innovative brushed nickel plated trim with aircraft ceramic clear coat ... Never before has a classic pick up managed such comfort and handling. With approximately 315 horsepower, which can be upgrated to 435HP, 5.3 Ltr. V8, there is plenty of power on hand. With Wilwood oversized disc brakes at all four corners, 60-0 is equally impressive. The Platform specific Art Morrison chassis is unparalleled in its balance and handling characteristics ... (press release autoblog.com). damn, what a unique truck ... with a unique price for sure. it is with all the things ICONS does like the JEEP CJ, the TOYOTAs FJ and the BRONCO. can't stop staring at it ... all pics | © ICON


















2014-02-20

BOOT OF THE DAY | #189 | AWESOME VINTAGE RED WING BOOT 877 IRISH SETTER ON EBAY

take a look at the pics – there is nothing more to say. very nice photos for an online auction. at the moment you can get this so nice rugged RWS boot for 49 bucks @ ebay sized with a 10D; 4 days are left. pics | ebay seller wasatchvintage







 

2014-02-19

RED WING SHOES | RED WING HERITAGE' 5 NEW POSTMAN SERIES

yesterday i got the information from the RWS HERITAGE central europe, that the 5 new POSTMAN styles are now available @ the RWS dealers around europe. so one of the most beloved but at the same time hated styles the #101 now gets a fashion touch – with all this new colors and mostly because of the white RWS cushion crepe outsole which is really important for a lot, maybe the most of all the RWS lovers. for me, there is only one POSTMAN: the #101. here some information from RWS HERITAGE: “Red Wing Heritage proudly presents 5 new Postman shoes,  inspired by style no.101,  Red Wing’s original postman shoe. Designed, to meet Postal Service requirements,  the 101 is sturdy, sleek and simplistic and these characteristics served America’s, mailmen well. First introduced in 1954, Red Wing is now expanding on this style with five more casual variations. The new Postman shoes are built using the same leather upper as the 101 including a dog tail, blind eyelets and a Goodyear, Welt. Premium Red Wing leathers,  made at Red Wing Shoe’s very own S.B. Foot tannery are used to craft the new, Postman. The cushion crepe outsole gives these boots as much comfort as the 101, allowing for the longer walks,  as a, postman would., The Postman comes in 5 colors. Three oil-tanned leathers; Oro-Iginal, Charcoal Rough & Tough, Amber Harness and two Suede Roughout leathers: Olive Mohave and Blueberry Muleskinner.” some more pics from the #101 at LTG you will find here: RED WING SHOES # 101 POSTMAN and there RED WING SHOES | CUSTOMIZED POSTMAN #101. pics | RED WING HERITAGE & LTG





2014-02-18

STOERTEBEKER BERNSTEIN WEIZEN – AMBER WHEAT BEER | THE ART OF BREWING

i never tried and drank a better tasting alcohol-free beer! i am not really a specialist in rating the taste of beer. my favorite alcoholic drink is vine especially RIESLING and SAUVIGNON BLANC or heavy, extra dry, but fruity red vines from italy or germany or an ice cold GIN TONIC. but when i picked up a special wheat beer for a friend last week at MARUHN, the world largest beer market of the world, i found this really originally beer box of STOERTEBEKER. after i was running or biking i like to drink isotonic beers, especially wheat beer: no calories, no alcohol, but refreshing. so i drank the most time ERDINGER which is promoted by a lot of sportsmen, but believe me, the STOERTEBEKER “BERNSTEIN WEIZEN” is a tasty sensation: fruit aromas, smooth malty and a little bit sweet with soft caramel notes, ... wonderful. the color is great too, this gave the beer its name: BERNSTEIN – amber. beside this WEIZEN, the STOERTEBEKER MANUFACTURE BREWERY has a lot of other different good sounding beer sorts, like f.ex. WHISKY BEER, ATLANTIC-ALE, BERNSTEIN WEIZEN with alcohol, HANSE PORTER. and funny, the BEER BOX you see below got the “WORLD STAR FOR PACKING” in 2012, which means that this box is the nicest beer box of the world and this box caught my eyes too! in january the brewery got again five – 5! – gold medals for different beer sorts from the german agriculture company (DLG)! if you do not find STOERTEBEKER at your local beer dealer you can order your own “KARTON” with the sorts you want to try. pics | LTG













2014-02-12

FEINSCHMUCK x PassionFrance® | BRONZE WALLET HOOK STINGRAY PLUS LONDON ANCHOR KNIFE

isn't that a wonderful combination? i love it. the knife is made by PassionFrance® and the style is named LONDON. it is a maritime knife and because of this i like the combination of the stingray patterned bronze hook with the golden anchor – perfect content. next time i will do a special blog post about this wonderful knife. the hook is massive bronze and very well done – hand made by MARIA and MANFRED STROPPE c/o FEINSCHMUCK. ALEXANDER V. BRONEWSKI, who does the well known and fine because.blog, works also for FEINSCHMUCK. he gave me the simple but very nice and durable lace made of kangaroo leather. FEINSCHMUCK does a lot of hooks with different patterns and a lot of more fine accessories made of bronze and other materials. at their website you will find a list of stores where you can buy this beautiful stuff. PassionFrance@ knifes are available online at www.passionfrance-shop.de. pics | LTG