ONDURA DURABLE GOODS | THE PERFECT HORN COMB COMBINED WITH ITS PERFECT LEATHER CASE

Every morning after I pulled on my Tellason denim, I put a knife into the right front pocket and a comb to the left back pocket. As using pomade daily a good working comb is a-must-have for me. And since decades I am looking for the perfect comb. Sometimes I thought I found the one I was looking for, but I was never perfectly satisfied. But since I got my Ondura Durable Goods combs I think I can stop looking for the perfect comb. The combs lie perfect in the hand and it makes me every time smile when I use one of these beauties, because they work best. Not to heavy, not to light – just perfect. The combs are made of real horn and each one is unique by its color, signed with a small Ondura logo on one side. And what I like most is that every comb comes in a special leather case. I can’t stop touching these … The cases are available in 3 color ways: tan, brown and black and I can’t tell you what I like most. They are made of 1.5 mm thick high quality natural vegetable tanned calf leather. Very nice! I am really excited about the patina the cases will show by using them hard. You can feel that this comb and case combination is made to last. And the size is perfect too: 15 cm x 5 cm x ca. 1 cm fits every back pocket very well. This is what I mean when I am talking about “LIFE TIME GEAR”! You’ll find these and other great stuff at: www.ondura.de 

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POCKETKNIFE WITH PANCAKE HOLSTER by ONDURA DURABLE GOODS

I own a lot of knives but not such a nice combination: The ONDURA pocketknife with its so well done pancake holster – an absolute must have for men loving knives, collecting knives … The knife is a simple classic German pocketknife, which was developed and produced by famous OTTER-Messer Company in Solingen/Germany. For ONDURA it was really important to get a knife which is made complete traditionally here in Germany. The blade length is 100 mm and made of carbon steel. For safety reasons it is fitted with a backlock. The handles are so nice to touch – in German we call this a “Handschmeichler” –, these are made from olive wood with a nice texture. The brass ONDURA bear in the inlay is not just nice to watch: the bear on the knife and the bear on the holster must be covered by each other – there is only one way to put the knife into the holster: bear over bear. This works perfect! The “pancake” holster is made of two 4mm thick vegetal tanned leather layers  It is clued, sewed and riveted, mould and decorated with the ONDURA bear branding. The edges are brushed and polished. ONDURA offers also the perfect belt for the holster, the Workman Belt in tan. But I think it fits my vintage DUKES belt as good … Now the holster must age in daily use … exciting about the look it will get. Guys, this must be one thing written to your x-mas list – time is running 😉 pics | LTG

 

LTG OUTFIT TODAY | IRON HEART, WHITE’S BOOTS, ENGINEERED GARMENTS, JACK KNIFE, NIGEL CABOURN

it’s cold in middle germany. so one important piece is missing – i could not take a nice photo of it: a NIGEL CABOURN MACKINTOSH clip coat  i own now for more than 6 years. so guys – just 3 weeks left till xmas. i will give you the weblinks for actual available stuff i show here. pics | LTG

denim | IRON HEART IH-555S-BLK 21oz Black Indigo Snake | volls.de actual F/W
vest | JACK/KNIFE deadstock indigo USA duck canvas, strictly limited | B-74
shirt | ENGINEERED GARMENTS work shirt | volls.de actual F/W
jacket | NIGEL CABOURN TENZING JACKET blue | B-74
boots | WHITE’S SEMI DRESS calfskin brown
belt | DUKES | B-74 & volls.de
scarf | THE HILL-SIDE | volls.de
socks | CHUP | volls.de actual F/W


DOUK-DOUK CHROMATIQUE | CLASSIC FRENCH-MADE POCKET KNIFE IN PURE RED

got this wonderful red colored DOUK-DOUK from volls.de – KLAUS sells PASSION FRANCE now. and for sure i did not know since yesterday that this french classic knife is available in a wonderful rich enamel red – a must-have-item. and the best i got it as a present from KLAUS … thx buddy! formerly the DOUK-DOUK was designed to be sold in french colonies. the engraving on the handle of this knives depict a “DOUK-DOUK”, a native mythological character. my red DOUK-DOUK shows “THE SORCIER” (the sorcerer). the knife is still made from stainless steel in france, its blade is a “turkish clip” contour and its handle is folded steel-metal. it has very slim proportions so that you can put in any pocket. beside, DOUK-DOUK is the preferred knife of the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION. for much more information please check douk-douk.com . my DOUK-DOUK is kept by a OBBI GOOD LABEL MTC wallet chain – love this. its great when you can put a knife to your pant this way. the red DOUK-DOUK CHROMATIQUE is delivered in a red soft leather slip case so that you could put it to your belt. a steel honing rod is included too.  … pics | LTG




ORDERSHOW S14 @ B-74 WITH AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION, FILSON, JOHNSON MOTORS. MERZ B. SCHWANEN AND MORE

on monday i joined the ordershow s14 @ B-74, FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY. it was nice to check some new stuff and meet a lot of friends and people i never saw before. as every visit at this special ordershow it was amazing and it’s quite simple because you must not rase one label: all the distributors show great stuff. so here just some impressions. pics | LTG

   



10 MUST-HAVE-X-MAS-PRESENTS | #06 | BELTS FROM DUKES VINTAGE ARTISAN @ VOLLS.DE

since years i wear these belts made by DUKES VINTAGE ARTISAN: 24/7. all belts i bought at volls.de. KLAUS was one of the first dealers offering these beautiful stuff. this is what he says about: “Dukes finest Vintage stands for selected, unique and handmade originals. The collection is a very exclusive range of extremely rare belts. After selecting and cleaning each belt with special composed leather lotions all emboss and paint is applied. Every step to produce these character loaded originals is done by around 200 handmade steps to guarantee a unique and authentic vintage lovers item.” yes. here some pics of my own belts and the top #04 of belts you can order @ volls.de or to put on your xmas wishlist. pics | volls.de | LTG 

LTG’s top #04 @ volls.de

LTG’s DUKES belts


B-74 5TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT 30TH NOV 2013

yesterday i joined B-74’s 5TH anniversary event. it was really nice to meet some friends there and it was a relaxed atmosphere. good people, drinks and food – at the perfect location! all in the invitation listed artisans and merchants were there. KAMI and his staff did a perfect job – smooth. at the same time i could take a peak to UWE E.MAIER’s new AMTRAQ show room which is on the 3rd floor in the same building berliner strasse 74: perfect! pics | LTG

OLI THE BARBER (in the middle), on the right ALEX c/o FEINSCHMUCK & because blog
on the left MARIA c/o FEINSCHMUCK on the right WOLFGANG c/o PassionFrance®
RAKELLE customizing the B-74 RINGS
ROB LONGSTAFF with a fan
customizing belts DUKES
REMSPERGER VATTER” with his little ones – they are so sweet!!!
the HASHEMIS: on the left KAMI, on the right the master of bmx cycling KIAM, in the middle KAMI’s mum & dad
Mr. “WURSTFONTÄNE” SASAN
FEINSCHMUCK
Alex & SABINE c/o PassionFrance®
my little LEVI with Sabine talking about knives
ANDI c/o AMTRAQ
on the right UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ

EVENT UPDATE WITH FEINSCHMUCK & PassionFrance® | B-74 CELEBRATES ITS 5TH BIRTHDAY

he guys, today KAMI c/o B-74 told me that the line up for the 5TH birthday event of the shop is fixed. happy to hear that FEINSCHMUCK and PassionFrance® will be in FRANKFURT next saturday 30TH NOVEMBER. FEINSCHMUCK will show a lot of works and the upcoming new collection 2014. WOLFGANG from c/o PassionFrance® will show a selected range of his unique knives. i know what he will bring with him – exciting! so much to see, so much to tell. the event starts at about 12:00 and will end at 20:00. check the schedule below with DUKES, who will do belt customizing, live music by ROB LONGSTAFF, customized worscht, meat & sauces by WURSTFONTAENE and RAKELLE. see you at BERLINER STRASSE 74 in frankfurt next saturday! The pics show some nice works from FEINSCHMUCK, DUKES and PassionFrance i am happy to own. pics | LTG 

 


PATTERNED SUMMER SHIRTS

the weather forecast told us, that there will be rain and thunderstorms today in middle germany and that the next days will be about 20°C. okay, there was some rain and low winds that blow the 37°C from this morning away. for 1 hour we have had about 22°C, and now at 5 PM it is nearly 30°C again. so the next days i think it’s good to know some colored short sleeved shirts in the cupboard. here some of my favorites. as you see: i love patterned shirts. pics | LTG

IRON AND RESIN | Peter Fields

REYN SPOONER

vintage DUKE KAHANAMOKU hawaiin shirt

GITMAN BROTHERS VINTAGE | volls.de

vintage  HILO HATTIES, the hawaiin original

REYN SPOONER


LTG’S HOT SUMMER WEAR FOR TODAY

okay, now it’s just 8:00 o’clock in the morning and the thermometer shows 27°C here at middle germany near frankfurt. the weather forecast told us that there will be about 37–40° in the afternoon. so, this is a day to wear short chinos, a hawaii shirt and some boat shoes. sorry, but i hope it will get colder the next days because as a middle european it is 10 degrees too hot for me while working. pics | LTG

shoes | YUKETEN KILTIE BLUCHER
shirt | MALIHINI, vintage hawaiin shirt, made in hawaii, from the 50s
shorts | DOCKERS K1, made from Galey & Lords Cramerton twill
belt | DUKES
sunglasses | RANDOLPH ENGINEERING
hat | KANGOL TROPICAL PLAYER
fragrance | CREED, SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER