VINTAGE MILITARY BUTTON SHIRT by LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING

this shirt is from the time when LVC invested much love and time in unique pieces. certainly made in usa! i found this shirt yesterday in a storage box while looking for an old western shirt. i think i bought it about 2002 for my wife and it was so f***ing expensive but special. when i interpret the numbers on the label print correctly the shirt was made in august 2001 (08/01). i remember where i bought it: at HECKMANN in DARMSTADT, GERMANY, who sold a lot of genius LVC stuff at this time. i think to remember some one told me that MADONNA wore this shirt on stage. anyway it is so well done and has so many details to check. wonderful un-countable pearly buttons, push buttons with engraved LS&CO S.F., perfect vintage color irregularities in faded blue, tan, grey and yellow, different sorts of seams in different colors … AWESOME. i think i should frame the shirt and hang it up in my office … beside, my wife never wore the shirt; she thought it was too showy, too crazy.  pics | LTG

 

 

 

 

MUSHROOM EMBROIDERY DENIM WESTERN SHIRT | BY LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING

damn, what a wonderful shirt! found this @ GOODHOOD store in GB. love the naive mushroom embroidery combination with this classic 1955 SAWTOOTH denim western shirt. for those who did not know: “SAWTOOTH” comes from “ the distinct pocket flaps that resemble the teeth of an old-fashioned saw blade”. the shirt features: 100% Cotton, 2 Chest Pockets,Distinctive ‘Sawtooth’ Pocket Flaps, Authentic Western Yoke Detailing, Pearl Snap Buttons, ‘Levi’s Western Wear’ Label, Mushroom Motif Embroidery on Placket,  Pockets and the Rear, it is Slim Fit … pics | goodhood

LIFE TIME GEAR @ B-74 SHOWROOM FOR SELECTED BRANDS

between all the heavy work these days i took the time to visit good friends and checked up some new stuff at wonderful arranged new showroom B-74 SHOWROOM FOR SELECTED BRANDS in frankfurt/main, germany, yesterday evening. f***! so great stuff. AMTRAQ (Tellason, Tanner Goods,  DEHEN1920,  TOPO Designs, Rising Sun, REDS, Golden Bear Sports wear, Croots England, L.I. Sounders, FEINSCHMUCK, Kay Heldsdörfer, Rancourt & Co), Levis Vintage Clothing, Levis Made and Crafted, Otter Wax, Merz b. Schwanen, Gitta Plotniki, Scarti Lab and Blue Blanket show their stuff for ordering in a really great atmosphere. KAMI’s B-74 is the right location for these brands and i think this won’t be the last time. it is difficult to tell you about my favorites. but really impressing were: RISING SUN, SCARTI LAB, Merz b. Schwanen, Blue Blanket and Golden Bear. the awesome FEINSCHMUCK stuff i knew and a lot of UWE E. MAIER’s AMTRAQ stuff too. most surprising was OTTER WAX. KAMI told me a lot about the different stuff they offer. from saddle soap to fragrances and beard oil. i was really impressed and i know that the beard oil and the forest smelling fragrance will find their way to my cupboard – damn good smelling! exciting was the new LVC collection: very-cowboy-look-a-like. but not traditional old school but for the 70s and 80s urban cowboy. difficult, but with some nice pieces. KAMI, Uwe, Dirk c/o MBS, Stefan, Andy … arranged a well tasting barbecue with a lot of cold drinks and so i’ve had a short but really smooth evening over the roofs of frankfurt. pics | LTG


LIFE TIME GEAR | PRIVATE FAVORITES IX “WINTERWEAR #2“

it is still snowing and very cold in middle germany near frankfurt/main. my favorite parka
is still in revision but my buddy KAMI from B74 gave me another LIFE TIME GEAR piece:
a SPIEWAK N3A PARKA from the golden fleece series. great stuff: lightweight and comfortable
but very warm. it works great with the quilted POST OVERALLs vest. VOLLS got a lot of
POST O’ stuff two weeks ago. is there another shop in germany who sells this great stuff
from NYC? i don’t think so. but the best for deep snow walking are my WHITE’S HATHORN
SMOKEJUMPER with their heavy vibram trekking sole – these boots are what i call
LIFE TIME GEAR!

WINTERGEAR #2
COAT | SPIEWAK N3A

SCARF | MOUNTAIN RESEARCH
SHIRT | NIGEL CABOURN
VEST | POST OVERALLS
JEANS | LEVIS VINTAGE CLOTHING 1954 501Z RAW
BELT | DUKES CUSTOMIZED VINTAGE MILITARY BELT
BOOTS | WHITE’S HATHORN SMOKEJUMPER customized with a VIBRAM TREKKING sole
GLOVES | RED WING SHOES



LIFE TIME GEAR | PRIVATE FAVORITES IV “RAINWEAR”

it is a bad, bad rainy weather since two days here in middle-germany.

RAINWEAR
HAT | JAXON EMGLISH BOWLER HAT
COAT | NIGEL CABOURN 1943 MAC – one of my absolut favs!
JACKE | NIGEL CABOURN MALLORY JACKET
VEST | NIGEL CABOURN MALLORY VEST
SHIRT | B.D. BAGGIES “FOUNDRY“ SHIRT RELEAXED FITJEANS | LEVI’S® VINTAGE 505-0217 LTD EDITION No 969 OF 1116
BOOTS | RED WING SHOES “BECKMAN“, STYLE 1908 FROM 2005’s CENTENNIAL COLLECTION
SOCKS | RL WINTER SOCKS



LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING | 1933 501 TOW ROLL JEANS

found at the BLACKBIRD shop. LVC at its best!
some specs:
+ belt loops, buckle back, LS&CO suspender buttons
+ denim patched and repatched, sun scorched thin white selvedge denim
+ NO red tab
+ faded contrast stitching and jagged hand stitched repairs
+ worn and exposed rivets, LS&CO stamped
+ tanned leather label “copper riveting patch”
+ color change in stiching, worn away
+ pre-shrunk
+ f******* amazing price
pics | blackbird