RED WING POST #02 LAUNCH @ RED WING STORE FRANKFURT, GERMANY

Yesterday I joined the launch party of RED WING POST #02 @ RED WING STORE FRANKFURT “The Mother of all RWS Stores in Europe”. It was a really nice event with a lot of friends, some new faces and what a luck best cooled drinks, because yesterday in Frankfurt the thermometer showed again more than 30°C. It was so hot! Thx KAMI and his team for an amazing evening! It is a pity that the RW POST just appears once a year. Some peeks inside of this well done RW POST #02 will follow asap. pics | LTG

LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 24 | THE REAL McCOY’S FIELD SHOES N-1

after a five months break i will continue my LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION series. the boot today is really outstanding and this not only because of the price – this one is so well done and crafted. it is a replica of the N-1 official US NAVY BOOT during WWII, which was called the “BOONDOCKER”. the people at REAL McCOY’S found an original boot which was really hard to find. and from this boot they took all the specifications and made a – sorry for me – one of the most perfect boots, you can get today. love the triple stitching details and enjoy the perfect fitting day by day. i got my boots from volls.de but he did not put these nice pieces online. another option here in europe is superdenim in the UK. important: size down half a number (US size). pics | LTG

THE REAL McCOY’S FIELD SHOES N-1
date of buying | end 2013
size | 9 D
height | 6 inch
leather | cow hide suede; treated eith dubbin by hand to offer water restsitance
pull loop | no
hardware | eyelets
laces | cotton, 7 holes
sole | rubber & cord “RAW CORD”
half slip | yes
heel base | straight
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard leather,  brown
toe design | plain toe
insole | leather footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | replica US NAVY BOOT WWII, made in JAPAN


VINTAGE JEEP ADS FROM 1945 – 1947

wonderful ads from the time when cars looked like a car has to be and a JEEP looked like a JEEP. as a graphic designer i love this style of illustration and photography of the early post war time. even more as a JEEP lover … one day i will drive a WRANGLER – for sure. pics | compiled by OLD CAR ADVERTISMENTS