And if you don’t know Todd it’s time to know him. And what’s about the TELLASON connection? Okay, Todd Blubaugh got a close friend to Pete Searson and Tony Patella, the guys behind this great brand. This is more than 5 years ago. Todd was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas. His earliest interests were in art and motorbikes and since the age of 12, Todd has been pursuing these two passions. He currently works in film, writes, shoots, and pursues collaborations with his roommates at The Chun, a motorcycle warehouse and art space in Los Angeles. “TOO FAR GONE” is his personal account of a cross-country journey taken on his hand-built motorbike “The Red Head” after his parents’ sudden death some days before his expected road trip departure. So the open road becomes a source of artistic inspiration, psychological freedom, and spiritual healing. He spent six months on the road during his transcontinental trip. Todd has a clear vision vision about the gear that helps him on his journey – this is the point when TELLASON came into play. Pete and Tony let Todd create the new TELLASON jean “THE BLUBAUGH” from top to bottom. Their 16.5 oz. denim is their toughest so it was an automatic choice for them to use for “THE BLUBAUGH”. It has a mid-rise slim straight fit that also comes in these lengths: 30″, 32″, and 34″. All jeans sold are raw, unwashed and unworn. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, Calif.
Todd Blubaugh will be in Berlin for the Selvedge Run 4th – 6th July 2017. Meet him @ the booth of TELLASON during the show (for trade visitors only) and get your personal copy of his latest book “TOO FAR GONE”. There will also a book signing event @ Burg & Schild Store on 5th July starting 18:30. For more details see www.amtraq.com.
Some days ago my buddy OLIVER BREMERICH c/o BREMERICH JEANS send me a box full of BLAUMANN Products to check these. The word BLAUMANN stands in Germany normally for an easy working overall – or just generally for pure and simple working clothes. At first I thought, okay, for sure another product jumping on this heritage train, just another raw denim jeans … but I was really surprised about this original well done and stand alone German product. The “Schmaler Blaumann”, which means Tapered Fit, is a perfect fitting piece made of 15oz Kuroki Denim woven on shuttle looms from Japan. So: the denim is made in Japan, but the cut and the production, the stitching of the pants is completely done in Germany. All materials except the denim cotton, the tags, buttons, yarns and the lining for the pockets are made in Germany. A great idea while a lot of fuckers nowadays send there stuff to somewhere to produce it with child hands and people earning money under minimum wages. The pants are available in 32 and 34 inch length but are about 11 cm longer because these shall be worn with a turn up. It would be shame not to show the wonderful selvage stitch. Okay the price is not the lowest, but for a raw denim more than acceptable compared to others. Check the pics for wonderful details the BLAUMANN men put to their product … I like this a lot! With the raw denim shirt named “SCHMALES BLAUMANN-HEMD”, which means slim fit shirt, is made of 8oz Kuroki denim and all the other materials are made in Germany too. It is manufactured in Oberpfalz, Germany like the pants. For more information about the products please check: www.blaumann-jeanshosen.de or call Oliver directly +49 177 4843400. He is a japan denim maniac and expert. pics | LTG
Normally one post a day, but when i checked up the SJC site I found this offer. I ordered my pair @ once … there are just 49 left or maybe 33 or 17? … hurry up. SJC is offering these amazing high rise wide leg 1930’s cinch jeans for silly money. Why? He wants you to be the FIRST to get true period correct, hand crafted, raw denim for a steal. pics | SJC
some more pics from this wonderful evening. see you next year at 6TH MAENNERABEND in ILLINGEN. pics // LTG
as last year it was again a fantastic event in the out of nowhere in SAARLAND, germany, near the previous french border. great, what the BREMERICH FAMILY particularly OLI BREMERICH and his team from the shop arrange and organize for MAENNERABEND every year. the guys in and around this small town ILLINGEN can be lucky! also, here out in the country the people are so cool, so kind and so honest – a great atmosphere! when i sometimes join events in big towns the folks are often so bigheaded and such a kind of fake. so what, this was a wonderful night, which was much too short … time was running so fast. a big thank you again to KATJA & OLI BREMERICH for best hospitably. for me it is something like coming home when visiting OLI & KATJA. i did a lot of pics so i will post a second part later. pics // LTG
today i got a parcel from OLI BREMERICH owner of BREMERICH JEANS, ILLINGEN, GERMANY. wonderful, because it’s “MAENNERABEND” time again and OLI wants me to get stimulated for tomorrow evening. so he send me 2 bottles of FERDINANDS DRY GIN and the official invitation, i made for him. great idea. while writing this post i try the SAAR QUINCE GIN i did not know before – just on the rocks, without tonic or water. sounds great for me as a RIESLING lover, because this “SLOE GIN” is “riesling wine infused”. f***, what a great taste. this golden stuff is at the same time so smooth and tasty. and FERDINAND’S DRY GIN – one of my absolute GIN favorites –, which is made of 30 fine botanicals from the local vineyards is so perfect done too. okay, enough compliments: take your own bottle of FERDINANDS and enjoy it – for more information and shopping, check www.saar-gin.de. you may ask why OLI send this stuff to me? not just to prepare for tomorrow eveining, but the owner of FERDINAND’S will do a gin tasting at “MAENNERABEND”. furthermore UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION, ROB and KEITH from EAT DUST will join the event and show some stuff of their actual and upcoming collections. beside OLI will show the folks some new stuff from FILSON, RED WING SHOES and various JAPANESE DENIMs. great, i am happy to join an evening with friends tomorrow … photos // LTG
berlin based mens outfitter Burg & Schild and swedish denim brand INDIGOFERA did a collab. the idea behind this, is so simple as perfect: what do you really need for a bike trip? yes: a pair of jeans, a hoodie, a vest and a blanket. this is what they did. check the amazing film where the boys bring these iconic items to the streets in sweden. vid | Burg & Schild // Indigofera
Iconic Items – On the Road in Sweden from Burg & Schild on Vimeo.
as promised, i’ll show you today the second part of JOERN POLLEX shooting for AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION he did this march in HAMBURG, germany. you’ll see some lady shots. what a beautiful model so nice styled by UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ and so perfect shot by JOERN. and still there are so much more photos of the picture choice JOERN send me to show you. check his page if you want to see more of this shooting and don’t miss the “making of” film of the AMTRAQ shooting done by FRANK PETERS. pics | JOERN POLLEX | video | FRANK PETERS
HAMBURG based photographer JOERN POLLEX send me some really great pics from a shooting he did for UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION four weeks ago. i got so many beautiful pics that i decided to show you tomorrow some more and a making of video. some facts about JOERN: he learnt photographing at the age of 12 from his father. starting 30 years ago with that famous analog camera CANON A1 – i have had the same – he developped the photos in his own darkroom. JOERN did an education as a photographer and worked for GETTY IMAGES. since january 2014 he works as a freelancer. the AMTRAQ shooting was completely done by JOERN from the location search, model casting to picture editing and post production. FRANK PETER was his assistant and UWE E. MAIER did the styling himself. compliment guys: you all did a perfect job! more pics follow tomorrow. pics | JOERN POLLEX
ILLINGEN? never heard about? ILLINGEN is a small village near saarbruecken at the german / french border. maybe you checked my blog posts about MAENNERABEND @ ILLINGEN last november. last week OLI, owner of BREMERICH JEANS, send me a box to check up his newest japanese denim label TCB. this is really something special because TCB is just available at 2 shops in europe: somewhere in UK i think it is LONDON and in ILLINGEN. it’s unbelievable but OLI sold meanwhile 12 FLAT HEAD jeans in small ILLINGEN in the middle of nowhere and so he and his son DUSTIN decided to take one more japanese denim label to their sales range: TCB. this label is producing only these two 5-pocket jeans: a 50s and a 60s cut. both 13.5 oz raw denims are made of zimbabwe cotton in OKAYAMA, japan. the 50s denim is fit loose, a bit more “hairy” and “grained” and not so deep blue. typical are the covered rivets at the back inside pockets and the small red “flag”- really nice! maybe the 60s model is a bit more commercial OLI thinks because of its slimmer fit. and i promise you both models have a great price for japanese denim. check up BREMERICH JEANS or send OLI a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. pics | LTG