saturday evening was great: at first PETER and me visited UWE c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION at his office in frankfurt/main, germany, and after that we all joined together the LAMBCHOP concert. first of all the concert was really nice, sometimes very low, but exciting by the same way. KURT WAGNER’s voice is catchy – you just have listen to! AWESOME. but the songs from their actual longplayer “MR. M”, dedicated to the band’s died friend VIC CHESSNUT, are so sad and you feel deep devotional. but before PETER and me discovered UWE’s mens playground: the AMTRAQ office. we could have stayed there for hours. the office interior is so tastefully. UWE was explaining his stuff, me i checked and tried one piece after another, pizza, beer, good music …just perfect! over all TELLASON denim and the DEHEN1920 stuff fascinated me most. great stuff! but don’t forget MAKR, TANNER GOODS, TOPO DESIGN and SPORTSWEAR REG. UWE, you did a good selection, a lot of new and exciting stuff for german men shops and outfitters. pics | lLambchop | LTG


me, trying a DEHEN jacket while taking photos

 peter z., master of text

 KURT WAGNER in frankfurt/main, unionhalle

3 guys, 3 different boots: VIBERG, ALDEN & WHITE’S


welcome UWE, welcome AMTRAQ – DRY GOODS FOR SPECIALITY STORES. the new distributor AMTRAQ is based in FRANKFURT GERMANY. all brands produce their stuff in their own studios, workshops and factories in the USA and Italy. AMTRAQ puts together an appealing mix of clothing, accessories, luggage and objects. for more details about this new men’s & women’s clothing & accessory distribution check my next upcoming blog posts will present some labels which UWE c/o AMTRAQ will bring into selected european stores. some of these labels are – i tell the truth – really new for me, although i had to know …

one of my absolute favorites is DEHEN1920. before UWE told me about this label i did not know a lot about. okay i saw the VARSITY JACKETS at HICKOREES, but too expensive to order and so i did not check it anymore. DEHEN1920 is a family-run business based in portland, oregon, USA. they have specialized in production of mens, ladies and youngsters knitwear, sweaters, cardigans and jackets as well as woolen outerwear, varsity and baseball jackets. for over 90 years DEHEN1920 has supplied sports, cheerleader and team attire to schools teams, universities and organisations. they even made jackets for the cadets at the famous military academy of the U.S. army at westpoint. another successful product was the iconic motorcycle sweater made for bikers. i will show you just some impressions. for more facts jump to AMTRAQ. pics | DEHEN1920

DEHEN1920 factory in the 1940s


VARSITY CARDIGAN from the actual DEHEN1920 collectionthe 1970s

from the actual collection the so-called VARSITY V-NACK sweater 

MOTORCYCLE SWEATER “QUATER ZIP” the orriginal from the 1950s

 CLUB QUARTER ZIP from the actual collection


some impressions from the DEHEN1920 factory today