LTG CAP & HAT COLLECTION | 06 | THE MARK McNARY HARRIS TWEED BASEBALL CAP

saw this cap and i knew i must have it, because i like HARRIS TWEED stuff so much. this began with my first NIGEL CABOURN TENZING JACKET in 2008. i like the grip and the function of this great fabric from scotland. damn, this cap was online @ CALIROOTS on monday. on tuesday all items were sold. no wonder … the cap is MADE IN USA, has an absolute classic look, you can wear it with a rounded visor (as i do) or contemporary flat, inside there is a leather stripe, so the fit is perfect even if you sweat. the color is a dark woolen blue – perfect. and the best, no McNARY logo outside – just the nice usual HARRIS TWEED label in fornt of the cap. one of my absolute favorites and sorry, couldn’t find it anymore, anywhere in the www. pics | LTG


LTG CAP & HAT COLLECTION | 04 | THE SUMMER STRAW BOWLER BY SCHMITTHUT

i got this wonderful stray BOWLER this summer. especially hand made for me by hat maker and artisan SUSANNE SCHMITT c/o SCHMITTHUT, darmstadt, germany. what a wonderful work. best fit as usual when i get a SCHMITTHUT hat and an awesome straw structure. i like the classic bowler type combined with this normally known material for other hat types like pork pie, fedora or trilby. and always exciting to watch the photos of the process how my hats were made – please take a closer look. pics | SCHMITTHUT & LTG

 

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

LTG CAP & HAT COLLECTION | 02 | BARBOUR “RAIN BUCKET HATS”

a lot of rain the last days here in the heart of germany. good to have the right hat for these f**king rainy days. years ago i bought those on SYLT, germany: classic bucket hats from BARBOUR. these head ware never gets out of style. okay, maybe you should to be a bit brave to wear these hats looking a kind of nasty, but really casual at the same time. whatever these hats are useful! one is blue and the the other one olive colored. both hats can be turned inside out to classic check patterns. made of wax cotton. pics | LTG






LTG CAP & HAT COLLECTION | 01 | THE “POPEYE HAT” by SCHMITTHUT

this hat is the first i bought at wonderful SCHMITTHUT. it is called the “POPEYE HAT” – a must-have for me as a great POPEYE fan. made completely by hand from d’artisan hat maker SUSANNE SCHMIDT. a perfect extraordinary piece. it is “made till the end”, that means for me that this hat is not just a cotton sailor hat. take look at the lining, best materials and well done with a lot of hand made work. pics | LTG , Fred c/o redwing1905.blogspot.com


LTG FAVORITES #93 | BOWLER HAT BY SCHMITTHUT – HOW IT WAS MADE STEP BY STEP

2 weeks ago i picked up my new brown BOWLER hat @ SCHMITTHUT. and sorry to say so, but it is true: STETSON, BRIXTON, BORSALINO and all the others, you do a very good job but there is no hat better than one made by hand especially for your own head. it is the same with a made-to-measure suit. SUSANNE made again such a great job and the hat fits more than perfect. it is the third hat she made for me and i love’em all. the next bowler is in progress: made of straw for summer.  pics | Susanne Schmitt, LTG