1ST PAT-RN | THE CANSIGLIO & VASSAR JACKETS

As a constant reader of LIFE-TIME-GEAR you know that I am a great fan of CRISTIANO BERTO’s label 1ST PAT-RN. Some weeks ago the german Distribution for this wonderful label Uwe E. Maier, c/o Amtraq Distribution, gave me a CANSIGLIO Jacket for me to try and a VASSAR Jacket for my wife. Both are pieces from “ THE INTERNATIONAL TRAD” collection CRISTIANO offers every season. THE INTERNATIONAL TRAD is inspired by the 1960s East Coast style, by Anglo-Saxon University style, Trad, Ivy League, Preppy and also the Modernists, who were very well dressed at this time. Both jackets are made of Herringbone di Maglia, as the bespoke Cavalry di Malgia – maybe you remember the blue Vittorio Veneto Blu Navale Jacket, posted some months ago. It is a woven knitted fabric, which keeps the shape due to a special jersey instead of a woven lining – 42% wool and 58% cotton. The Jacket is elastic and offers such a great comfort – fantastic in wearing. The Insides the jackets are unlined and edged with a cotton jersey – very complex and significant manufactured! These are perfect for colder fall days. My wife is wearing her VASSAR jacket every day since she got it. It is so great to combine a lot off different stuff with these jackets: f. ex. just an ORCIVAL sailor shirt, or preppy with a chambray shirt and a tie or a necktie – it always looks perfect! The CANSIGLIO jacket is available @ VMC Zürich, Kentaurus Köln, Seestraße 7 Breitbrunn/Chiemsee, Zenit Ingolstadt and Cultizm; the VASSAR jacket @ Kentaurus Köln, VMC Zürich, Bruton-Hudson Zürich and Jeanslife Winterthur. pics | LTG

THE VASSAR JACKET

THE CANSIGLIO JACKET

JUST SOME X-MAS PRESENT IDEAS | #06 THE TSPTR x EBBETS FIELD DENIM POPEYE BALLCAP

For sure one of my absolute favorites from my cap collection: the TSPTR x EBBETS POPEYE BALLCAP. It mus be one of my favs because of being a great POPEYE fan since a child and EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS are my most beloved caps – what a perfect collaboration! And so special, so limited. As all EBBETS Caps this one is for sure made in the USA. It is an authentic 1960’s ball cap reproduction built of 14oz indigo dyed denim, featuring a high quality embroidered POPEYE badge, a horse hair buckram crown, satin taping, a cotton sweatband and an adjustable leather strap. Available exclusive @ TSPTR. This site is a trap because you’ll find so much more nice great stuff. As I remember I got my stuff really fast last spring – so maybe you can get on of the best caps ever right in time before Xmas. pics | LTG


“ALFIE” 1960 LAND ROVER SERIES II 88 | by VOLCAN 4X4

I am not a LAND ROVER fan, but finding this nice restored 4×4 truck let me smile. so phantastic is the look of this 1960 built LAND ROVER SERIES II 88 in pale green nicknamed „ALFRED“ / ”ALFIE”.  Because of the import to Columbia in 1960 it has a left hand drive. VOLCAN 4X4 is a specialty classic 4×4 auto dealership and restoration company based in Tampa,  Florida & Medellín,  Colombia. they are specialized in sourcing, restoring and exporting classic TOYOTA FJ40, FJ43,  FJ45 & FJ55 LAND CRUISERS and other 4×4 vehicles from Colombia to the USA and internationally. “ALFIE” was sold for 34.900 bucks in best conditon with a complete history. If you are interested in other 4X4 vehicles check their site – you’ll find one nicer than the other …  a dream for vintage 4X4 maniacs. all pics | ©volcan4x4.com/

FINISHED: LEVI’S & LIFE TIME GEAR’S VW BULLY T1 PROJECT

last weekend we finished the T1. we just needed about 6 hours altogether and my son LEVI and me had a lot of fun. this week we started our next LEGO project: the SPACE SHUTTLE. but we just built about 1 hour. the weather is too good to sit inside building big LEGO projects. our wish project would be a 1960 VW BEETLE – see below –, but this f***ing amazing thing costs about 500 euros. and this is damn much money for a LEGO kit. another project could be TOWER BRIDGE which is about 3.000 pieces, more than double the T1 has. i think we will wait till autumn for this giant LEGO building. we’ll see. pics | LTG, LEGO