T-SHIRTS BY BRACK CUSTOM GRAPHICS

damn, so much work here the last days. sorry for the blog post delay, but it’s even better: it’s more than 4 weeks ago i picked up these 2 great motive shirts made by BRACK CUSTOM GRAPHICS @ vollls.de. i didn’t have the time to take off the price tags. okay, i decided to do a blog post before i will remove the tags … so it happened this evening – finally. you must know, i’m not really a friend of motive shirts, but there are some exceptions like the one – for sure not all prints! – from f.ex. JOHNSON MOTORS, FAT BOY CLOTHING, CXXVI CLOTHING CO or THE REAL McCOYS. when i saw these special drag race retro shirts for the first time at a facebook post done by my buddy KLAUS VOLL, i knew i must get these as a huge us car and custom culture aficionado. the shirts are made by HARRY BRACK, a graphic designer „who grew up in the 1970s surrounded by Hanna Barbera, Hot Wheels and monsters. Influenced by artists such as Robert Williams, Jim Phillips, Jim Flora and others, his greatest inspiration today comes from the subculture, particularly the car and motorcycle clubs, garages and the racing festival he is organizing. He is specialized in illustration and silk screen printing. Since 1993 he’s creating custom designs for rock bands, clothing brands and for the hot rod and motorcycle culture. In 2009 he opened the Harry Damson Speed Shop in Berlin together with his buddy FRANK DAMSON as a hotspot for designers and enthusiasts of the classic car and motorcycle culture. HARRY DAMSON started as an outlet for his t-shirt brand BRACK KUSTOM GRAPHICS and fellow artists who create fine art, clothings and crafts.” the art work and the contents of this are really great. the blue shirt shows the famous 1965s MELROSE MISSILE, PLYMOUTH and the natural white one DON COOK’S DAMN YANKEE CUDA who was driven by PAT FOSTER. beside, the quality of the shirts is amazing … available @ volls.de, not online but just give KLAUS an email or a call. pics | LTG




LTG’S FAVORITE COLLECTED BANDANAS PART #02

yes, and these are the others … some of them. f.ex. the JOHNSON MOTORS bandana i own in all color ways you can get: red, dark blue and black. the art work is always the same – and i love this trio a lot, but i don’t want to bore you. another very special bandana for me is the BURG & SCHILD 5th anniversary one  – a collaboration between B&S and INDIGOFERA … nice look and special because of its meaning. pics | LTG

FAT BOY CLOTHING | one of my most beloved bandanas … actual 2014 collection available @ volls.de
… and: i love anchor …

Unknown label  | just brought it away from a holiday at german  NORTH SEA | 10,00 € … love it and little LEVI, too!


JOHNSON MOTORS | another favorite! this is the blue black version. awesome graphics … own this in dark black and pure red, too.

  


label unknown | so colorful, so nice, made in the USA

 


STETSON | a classic one … so simple … so nice


BURG & SCHILD 5th anniversary collab with INDIGOFERA | … something special

 


NEW STUFF FROM FAT-BOY-CLOTHING

some days ago my french friends from L.A. based F-B-C label launched new stuff @ their shopsite. other shirts as we know from earlier collections but at least even nice. CHARLES and LARRY NIEHAUS are presenting shirts not only with old school motive prints but block stripes in different designs and colors and some shirts without any prints in a kind of henley style. very nice. all shirts are made of 100% cotton, dyed with ecological pigment and the prints are made individually by hand. the NIEHAUS brothers “respect all the techniques of traditional work to have a genuine result”. my self i own some F-B-C shirts and i must tell you that the designs and the kind of printing are really eye-catching and beside the stuff is really comfortable to wear. more shirts, other stuff and informations @ fatboy-clothing.com . all pics | F-B-C


LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #59 | ANCHORS

this post is dedicated to the biggest ANCHOR collector i suppose: DON SCHWEDE c/o THE LAST DON blog. me i like the anchor motive since years, too, from bandanas over shirts to a tattoo. pics | LTG

Reyn Spooner Hawaiin Shirt, MADE IN HAWAII

Dukes Belt from the Paul Harbor Collection 2012

Bandana from a Souvenir stand somewhere at North Sea, Germany

Signed Tattoo Book by Herbert Hoffmann

Sailor Hat by Brixton

Shirt by FAT BOY CLOTHING – i love this stuff!

Heavy Anchor by Werkstatt|München 

New York Anchor Shirt by CXXVI Clothing Company

Bundeswehr Marine Ring by Bodensee-Schmiede

Handknoted Anchor by an Old Sailor – a present from Olli The Barber

Right Armbed Tattoo Anchor & Levi by BASTI c/o INKSIDE not finished yet …

Knife by OTTER MESSER


FAT-BOY CLOTHING | SHIRT COLLECTION

when french goes american … LARRY and CHARLES (right on the photo below), two brothers from AVIGNON, france, are LOS ANGELES located label FAT-BOY CLOTHING. they say about FCB it “elixirs of pure juice, distilled by our brains inflamed the vintage culture. all our creations are originals and NOT COPIES.” all stuff is hand made. i think i have to order some shirts – their stuff looks really fantastic. great work. check more than 20 shirt styles.
pics | fcb