LEVI’S HAND-STITCHED LEATHER BASEBALL | THE BEST “HANDSCHMEICHLER” EVER

Last Sunday I went to B74, Frankfurt/Main, Germany to visit my buddy Kami. B74 was open on Sunday because in Frankfurt there was the gigantic “25-Years-German-Wiedervereinings-Party” – most shops opened their doors and the city was crowded. This little LEVI’S LEATHER GOODS gimmick was lying at the desk and it looked so wonderful – just while lying there as it wanted to say: come and take me with you 😉 … but Kami: “Not for sale … even for buddies – no chance”. Okay, he just got 2 of these and the first owner of this pretty hand-stitched baseball was standing beside me. So proud of his daily companion. This piece of leather is really nice to touch and to handle, press and turn around in the hand … so f***ing relaxing. But this short story came to an happy end, because Kami gave it to me – he wants to check LEVI’S for a third one. Unfortunately I can’t give you further informations about the ball because you don’t find anything about in wwww – no chance – and I do not know anything about the history of baseballs and how they are made. When I got the ball out of the cotton bag I put some RED WING SHOES mink oil on it. The ball got an even better touch and a nicer color – I am excited about how my new „Handschmeichler“ will age … pics | LTG

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

 

 

 

 

VINTAGE LEVI’S RED JEANS FOUND | PART II “HOLDEN”

this is the second pair of LEVI’S RED denim i found in my box. the “HOLDEN” must be from 2003 or earlier. it has a wide carpenter fit, a classic workpant with no backriser and a high hem. straight leg, bearing two unequal slash pockets and knife pocket on the left side leg, black sew-on suspender buttons and uneven belt loops. this HOLDEN is made from 10oz sulphur-dyed twill fabric which gives this special light blue color and worn out look. unfortunately the jeans got marks from storage – i do not know how this could happen. found the same HOLDEN but brand new in japan for 340 US $. it is apitty that it got a bit too small … pics | LTG

 


VINTAGE LEVI’S RED JEANS FOUND | PART I “BILLY BOB”

i was searching for one of my vintage western shirts. so some days ago i was checking up one of some big ZARGES storage boxes in the basement, where i have a lot of clothes parked. stuff i won’t wear at the moment or i am just collecting like vintage western shirts and boots, work boots, denim, t-shirts … so i found 2 more than 10 years old LEVI’S RED jeans. i was so surprised how detailed these where made. today i will show you this very rare “BILLY BOB”. no selvedge, classic straight leg, a lot of zigzag stitched details, suspender buttons, … tomorrow i will continue with my LEVIS’S RED “THE HOLDEN”. maybe i will find the original suspenders till tomorrow … and damn, LEVI’S RED isn’t payable today. check the prices @ LNCC … unbelievable, there isn’t a pant under 650 €. 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

LTG FAVORITES #87 | FILSON DENIM

great denim stuff @ filson.com. i just own 2 wonderful FILSON denim pieces: a DENIM ORIGINAL HUNTING VEST and DENIM CRUISER. both workwear pieces were made in collaboration with LEVI’S. but the stuff below is very nice too. my favorites: the DENIM WESTERN VEST and the OIL FINISH BELLTOWN WAXED DENIM JACKET. all those pieces are on sale now. pics | FILSON.com


DENIM WESTERN VEST

DENIM OUTFITTER JACKET

OIL FINISHED BELLTOWN DENIM JACKET

 DENIM WESTERN SHIRT

 DENIM STRAIGHT LEG SELVAGE JEANS, as i remember made by TELLASON for FILSON

 DENIM SLIM FIT SELVAGE JEANS


LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #41 | LEVI’S x FILSON x FILSON

last fall i spoke to KAMI from B-74 if he could organize some limited pieces from FILSON and LEVI’S x FILSON for me. “no problem” – ok, in german we say: “ein mann, ein wort”. yep, 2 weeks ago the stuff arrived and last saturday i took it home. wow, i was really surprised about my new pure red icon FILSON SCARLET MACKINAW CRUISER JACKET and the sensational LEVI’S x FILSON vest, in dark snub denim – classic convenience and comfort merge. both pieces are made in the USA and have a lot of nice details – exciting. check the pics from filson. pics | FILSON, LTG