FREE & EASY SUPPLY BY FRED B.

damn, thank you so much FRED c/o RW1905 blog for this great supply of my beloved japanese FREE & EASY magazines. for more than five years it was an expensive fight to get my monthly issue – since FRED told me that he always has one issue to give away. he promised me that i will be the one who will get this free F&E. GREAT! so it is a long time ago i met FRED as you see when you take a look at these new old issues. so, next week i know what to do in the evenings. thx FRED. pics | LTG


JOHNSON MOTORS INC. DEADSTOCK DENIM

yes, today i got another xmas present. FRED c/o redwing.1905 blog brought me a special piece of denim from LOS ANGELES which he picked up there two weeks ago: a wonderful JOMO jeans made of vintage deadstock raw denim with a lot of details. thanks to SEAN, JULIO and EDDY from JOMO, LA. i think the denim is about 14.oz and the structure of the cotton is really interesting and looking old school. very nice the two different seams at the back pockets – good idea. my pant is the first made with this closed top button; the buttons before have had a whole in the middle. the legs are open seemed and the fit is really tight and tapered. for sure this rare piece of denim is handmade at JOMO headquater in LA by taylor JULIO. FRED took some photos when JULIO made MY JOMO jeans. so guys: thank you again! pics | LTG


YESTERDAY WAS “MAENNERABERND” @ BREMERICH JEANS

it was so nice yesterday night at MAENNERABEND in ILLINGEN. after a terrible drive through heavy traffic, storms and rain we got to BREMERICH JEANS. and ican tell you: ILLINGEN may be a little village but it is so nice and i was so surprised when i got into OLI BREMERICH’s shop. perfect – i did not expect this! and the next surprise was the crowd of men listened to the RED WING guys, MONTI & ROBIN from the ONE GOODS, WOLFGANG from PASSIONFRANCE®, ROB & KEITH from EAT DUST … OLI – great work, good job, best organized. thanks for this nice evening. here just some expressions. pics | LTG

3 generations BREMERICHS
the crowd I
FRED BSCHADEN & AXEL RWS shop B/HH/M explaining some RWS details
the crowd II
OLI BREMERICH
ALEX c/o BREMERICH JEANS
dudes
KEITH & ROB c/o EAT DUST
OLI & WOLFGANG c/o PASSIONFRANCE®
PETER ZIMMER friend, neighbour and copywriter of mine
guys
AXEL, RED WING passion
final shot – early in the morning with SEBASTIAN, MONTI, OLI, PETER, ROBIN and MARKUS, 
the man with the best shoes of the evening (from right to left) – damn, i do not know the name … 
send me a mail man …

A LETTER FROM THE USA | FROM FRED STRAIGHT OF WESTLAND DISTILLERY

mostly when FRED c/o REDWING1905 blog goes to the states he sends me a letter. at this speedy times it is so nice to get a REAL LETTER brought to you by the postman straight into your letterbox. you open the box with a real key, take a look at the sender, the stamps, then you take a knife to open the letter, and then you read a nice handwriten message … perfect, normal, but nearly old school nowadays. FRED sent me a letter from the famous WESTLAND DISTILLERY, seattle, with MUSCLE CAR stamps – i did a post about these beautiful little paper things some weeks ago – and an awesome card with a beautiful classic american graphic. so nice. FRED wrote that this would be the coolest whiskey bar of the USA. it is a pitty that you can’t find some pics and more infos @ their homepage: www.westlanddistillery.com. okay, first release of their american single malt whiskey will be fall 2013. pics | LTG


TRAVELLER’S NOTEBOOK ARMY EDITION | NIGEL CABOURN x MIDORI COLLABORATION

last week i celebrated my birthday and i got a lot of pretty cool presents. one present were the FALSE TONGUES i posted last friday. beside this beloved and now in use piece of leather FRED gave me this awesome TRAVELLER’S NOTEBOOK which is the result of a collaboration between NIGEL CABOURN and japanese MIDORI. it has a leather cover branded with the british broad arrow military symbol, which was used during WWII to symbolise government ownership of the product. look at the awesome pencil. what a great gift to me! the NC x MIDORI notebook will be available with next NC F/W 2013 collection. beside, MIDORI notebooks will be available next autumn @ volls.de. pics | LTG

 


FALSE TONGUES ON RED WING SHOES & BOOTS

i know that not all work boot maniacs and RED WING lovers like FALSE TONGUES. and for some guys here in europe these piece of leather is or was totally unknown. 2 weeks ago i saw an upcoming RED WING BOOT from the HERITAGE COLLECTION with a FALSE TONGUE or how some people say with KlLTYs: the LINEMAN #2906. i think this style will be delivered with false tongues. i like this special work boot style for a longer time owning some WHITE’S BOOTS which came with false tongues. you can’t imagine how many guys asked me for this piece of leather the last years. most said: oh, these arefalse tongues? ah. no, i don’t like. last tuesday i got some false tongues from FRED c/o redwing1905.blog as a present. today i checked on which boots or shoes they would fit. but i did not put it into the laces, it was just a check. and i like it a lot! thanks FRED and thanks for the nice vintage box. and i am sure that there will be more and more guys like them too in the nearer future. pics | LTG and FRED

KLAUS VOLL vs. GUNTHER VON HAGEN | BORN ON THE 10TH JAN.

he KLAUS aka MR. VOLLS, time is running: so we celebrate your birthday today again. damn it is the 46th one! the same with me in 2 weeks. 1967 was a good year! i wish you all the best for your next year of living which will be for sure a special one for you and BELINDA. stay healthy, because that’s really the most important thing – we don’t want to see you soon in an exhibition done by great GUNTHER VON HAGEN 😉 . you share your birthday with him. stay tuned! pics | LTG GvH Badische Zeitung dpa

Fred Bschaden ca/o TREIBSTOFF & KLAUS at VOLLSBELINDA & KLAUS at B&B 2012

 Fred DIRK THOMAS & KLAUS at malle summer 2012

VOLLS.DE GOES GQ STYLE | COLLAB REDWING1905 x LIFE TIME GEAR

great to see volls.de in german GQ STYLE F/W 12/13. i did the ad in collaboration with FRED from redwing1905 blog and i think the result is a nice one. KLAUS, hope to have some success with the ad! and guys right now with the new GQ at your magazine dealer KLAUS launched his online shop last night. it is still in progress and so it is a must to check it daily. more about some shop and brand news from volls.de will follow the next days. and FRED: what’s about our next collab?! pics | LTG & Fred




RED WING SHOES | FIELD NOTES HOLDER

some weeks ago i got this little map made of RED WING SHOES leather from FRED c/o redwing1905 blog as a thank you for doing some work for his agency. great piece: so smooth and unique. i think this map isn’t available to buy in europe. it is perfect to hold FIELD NOTES. from the first day on this oro-russet thing is always with me. pics | LTG


REDWING1905 x LIFE TIME GEAR | FRED x ERIC

some days ago i got a letter from the USA. hm, who should write me a letter from the states? indianapolis stamps? ahhhh, it was from my friend FRED who did a business trip to RW minnesota, chicago, boston … it’s so nice getting “real” handwritten post. i must always emphasize again and again – nowadays uncommon, nearly old school. he sent me greetings from TRURO, CAPE COD where great american artist EDWARD HOPPER has had his summer studio house on STEVENS WAY – beautiful location. FRED wrote me that he will bring a souvenir for me to germany. yesterday KLAUS from volls.de brought me a wonderful CHICAGO COFFEE CUP from INTELLIGENTSIA “fresh roasted coffee” which FRED gave him last week when he visited volls.de. i got the cup because of the STARS on it. i love stars! look at the LIFE TIME GEAR sign above. thank you so much FRED. the cup is in use! pics | LTG