ABOUT A MOLE CALLED “GRABOWSKI”, AN IRISH SETTER BOOT AND A HAPPY END

got this vintage children’s book from my copywriter PETER Z. to take a look at it. it is from 1972 and it is really amazing that one of the illustrated workers is wearing a perfect rugged outfit. really funny. the story that isn’t everything but funny is about a mole who’s name is GRABOWSKI. there was the plan to build up a high-rise building estate. when the workers began their work the catastrophe for the mole began. the machines and the workers attacked and tried to catch him. terrible and really thrilling drawn and written. but the story comes to a happy end: the mole GRABOWSKI escaped and found a meadow like a paradies. the story is more than 40 years ol, it is from the time when the people began thinking over their environment and to save nature. pics | LTG || Der Maulwurf Grabowski by Luis Murschetz

 


RED WING SHOES | THE 9877 IRISH SETTER vs THE 877

i am really happy to get one of 60 pairs that came strictly limited to europe, because this boot is an absolut must-have-collector-item. the boot is only available @ RED WING STORES. thx KAY from RW STORE BERLING & HAMBURG for reserving the boot. the 9877 was previously sold in JAPAN beside some other styles in that beautiful color: SEQUOIA GOLD. i did a post in october 2011: BOOT OF THE DAY | #91 | LIMITED RED WING BOOT 9871. the 9877 features some details of the first IRISH SETTER production in 1952. so the SEQUOIA colored leather is the original one followed by the famous oro-iginal. only at the top of right boot there are stamped RED WING letters: no corporate wing logo on the boot except the sole which is exactly the same on both boots. inside the 9877 there is the old version of the IRISH SETTER tag – beautiful! boot and RED WING SHOE experts sure will notice the square stitched corners where the leather is fixed to the tongue – an outstanding detail. the boot comes with heavy leather laces and in a wonderful IRISH SETTER labeled box. by the way, the 877 has on another very nice detail: on every eyelet the letters RED WING are engraved. the 877 will leave my collection. my friend PZ will adopt this really nice walked in boot. so i know these boots will be in good hands … pics | LTG


 




BOOT OF THE DAY | #142 | RED WING SHOES IRISH SETTER 9877

and again the japanese: found this awesome IRISH SETTER at THREEWOOD one of the best RED WING SHOE experts and shops in asia. damn, this is a golden brown beauty. compared to the iconic RWS #877 with its oro-iginal leather the 9877 has a GOLD RUSSET ”SEQUOIA” leather. and this fits this boot so good. so nice – exciting. the hardware is silver colored and the laces are made of leather. the RED WING logo is missing but therefore there is the old school type at top of the boot. and the tongue is IRISH SETTER labeled inside. if you are interested don’t hesiitate to order your moc toe RWS at THREEWOOD. they organize it with RAKUTEN. some months ago i bought some japan exclusive RWS engineer boots and it was a smooth business. pics | THREEWOOD