RED WING SHOES, THEDILEATHERS, KNOWLEDGECOTTON APARELL, FILSON, PASSIONFRANCE® + MERZ B. SCHWANEN at B74 ORDERSHOW S/S 2017

He guys, just some shots from the stalls and a big THX to the exhibitors for a lot of nice conversations, for great informations and news.

RED WING SHOES with Alexander Bonk and Nicole Eder
THEDILEATHERS with Theodoros Pampoukas
KNOWLEDGECOTTON APARELL with Aki Tuncer
FILSON with Andy Lösch
PASSIONFRANCE® with Sabine Eigner
MERZ B. SCHWANEN with Robert Gauck
… thank you! pics | LTG

  

B74 ORDERSHOW S/S 2017 | DAY #04 “ORDERSHOW IS CLOSED”

After 4 really nice but busy days B74 ORDERSHOW is closed since 3:pm. The folks, the last clients for today and the exhibitors went away in the weekend after packing all the stuff and the booths to their vans. Smooth and relaxing without any stress and hectic pace … like the other days … see you in January 2017. pics | LTG
 

B74 ORDERSHOW S/S 2017 | DAY #03 “WORK, FUN, PEOPLE, FRIENDS, COOL, HEARTY – GOOD LIFE”

Next day … time is running at B74 ORDERSHOW – too fast: Day #03. It was again a very relaxed but at the same time busy day for the exhibitors, the catering and for me … always on the run. But again I met people in a really good temper. I got some interesting new contacts, heard a lot of about new products, collections and other detailed things you’ll never ever hear about if not talking to these professionals, these insiders – I love it! When the ODERSHOW will be over tomorrow I will show you some product shots the next days. Today? People, friends … do you feel the good vibes? pics | LTG

 

JUST SOME X-MAS PRESENT IDEAS | #07 LEATHER KEY HOLDER by EMMA OPITZ LEDERLINGE

A nice key holder is a must. I own a lot of keys to put in order: several keys for home, office … my beloved Orange Beast and the car of my wife. All keys get hold be a LEDERLING (engl. Leather thing) hand made by EMMA OPITZ. These nice helper are made completely by hand in a little manufacture in Berlin, Germany. Every piece of EMMA OPITZ is a one of a kind, always a bit different from the one done before. The owner of EMMA OPITZ, Marc Türkheim, learned the famous knot that holds all this LEDERLINGE together by his grandma – it is a nice story! You can get several types of key holder and other leather accessories. The big ones I own are called “Bismark“ and the small one is a special custom thing which was made for KAMI, owner of B74. He gave me this key holder as a present – damn, I like this so much! The 2 “Bismarks” I got from volls.de. The LEDERLINGE are not placed in the online shop but contact Klaus if you want to get one of these great unique pieces. Also available for sure @ B74. pics | LTG

B74 – SELECTED GOODS, FRANKFURT, GERMANY, CELEBRATED 7TH ANNIVERSARY

Yesterday I joined the 7th anniversary of B74-SELECTED GOODS. It was a must for me to visit Kami, the owner of this great shop, and his wife Iris. And it was a very fine but quite come together of friends after this horrible night before in Paris Friday 13th. It was obvious that something terrible happened … and we were talking about a lot. Me I wasn’t in the mood to do a lot of photos, but I did some … it was dark … so excuse me for the not so good quality at all. It was great to meet Frank Schulte in Person for the first time, the man behind the great Top Hatter blog. And if you have the possibility to visit and join B74 and its Sample & Vintage Sale you should do that the upcoming Saturday 21st of November: there are a lot of great offers in gear, accessories and vintage furniture, bicycles and so on. Great! pics | LTG


ORDERSHOW SS2016 @ B74 SELECTED GOODS, FRANKFURT GERMANY | PART #02

And here you can check the 2nd part of the Ordershow  SS2016 pics from last Thursday @ B74. pics | LTG

at the Johnson Motors Inc. booth

 at the PASSIONFRANCE® booth

at the RED WING SHOES booth

 just some impressions more: people, booths, stuff …

ORDERSHOW SS2016 @ B74 SELECTED GOODS, FRANKFURT GERMANY | PART #01

Last Thursday I went to B74, Frankfurt, Germany, to meet good friends and to check up some upcoming stuff for S/S 2016. As every time it was great – KAMI & IRIS are perfect hosts. Again it was a really hot day in the middle of Frankfurt City, but the vibes downstairs and the temperatures were so cool and really smooth. Beside a lot of nice stuff from PASSIONFRANCE, JOHNSON MOTORS INC., SCARTI LAB, REDWING SHOES etc., I had two highlights: the upcoming collections from 1ST PAT-RN and PRIVATE WHITE VC. And both sales men, CRISTIANO (1ST PAT-RN) and DIRK were so kind to explain me in detail the stuff with such an emotion and addiction that I could have been listened to for hours. … but time was running. Here you can check up just the first part of some pics from this wonderful event. pics | LTG

at the PRIVATE WHITE VC  booth

at the FILSON booth

at the 1ST-PAT-RN booth

PRESENTATION OF RED WING POST & RED WING MUNSON IRON RANGER #8012 @ RED WING STORE FRANKFURT

two days ago i did a trip to B-74 & AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION order show in FRANKFURT/MAIN to check new stuff and meet some friends. at this evening there was the presentation of the #01 issue RED WING POST and the RWS MUNSON IRON RANGER style #8012 at the RWS STORE FRANKFURT. the publicatiobn and the boot … both are very well done and it was nice that this news were celebrated with a little party along with friends and RED WING aficionados. thx to KAMI, owner of RWS STORE FRANKFURT, and his team for this nice evening. and folks, pick up your free issue of the RED WING POST at your RED WING STORE in FRANKFURT, BERLIN, HAMBURG or MUNICH – the publication is only available at these stores! and it is a must to take a look at the awesome MUNSON boot which is strictly limited and also just available in the RWS stores. pics | LTG




OPTIMIST | THE SHIRT WITH A STORY

KAMI owner of B-74 and RED WING STORE FRANKFURT, GERMANY, send me some pics of a very nice new shirt: the OPTIMIST SHIRT. this shirt is manufactured by SANGAR, the biggest and oldest shirt making factory in ESTONIA. it is built „with love and care from durable unwashed denim or chambray. these shirt with nicely shaped patch pockets can be worn as light jackets over a dress shirt or tank top, or by itself …“ made of high quality materials from italy. read about the history of OPTIMIST below and enjoy the nice box design – wonderful. KAMI will get the stuff the next days. one shirt is reserved for LTG – for sure! pics | OPTIMIST 



LTG CAP & HAT COLLECTION | 07 | TOPO DESIGNS CAPS

not only 2 more for my cap and hat collection: these 2 TOPO DESIGNS caps. they are special because of their classic look and because of made in the USA. most caps you get today come from anywhere … f*** … i owned these last december when UWE  E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ did a sample sale @ b-74. the red one i nearly wear every day since i bought it. great fit, cool looking. you know that TOPO sponsors KIAM, son of KAMI owner of RED WING STORE FRANKFURT and B-74? one of our best BMX artists in germany. check this out: KIAM pics | LTG | pics KIAM UWE E. MAIER or KAMI himself …