Today, back to the boots. My buddy WOUTER c/o BUTTS AND SHOULDERS and LONG JOHN blog send me some pics of the new B&S boot which had its premier @ the MODEFABRIEK FAIR AMSTERDAM a few days ago. Very nice.This classic boot is made in Portugal from a natural vegetable tanned leather and it is fitted with a GOODYEAR welted construction. Look at the pics – the leather is aging so wonderful. The boot isn’t available yet. Check the BUTTS AND SHOULDERS site frequently for more informations. pics | Wouter Munnichs © Butts and Shoulders
yesterday i got some news from my dear friend WOUTERS aka MR LONG JOHN and co-founder and owner of BUTTS AND SHOULDERS. they did a collaboration with netherlands beer brand BEERZE BEER. the result is a great looking leather apron ands a beer bottle opener –great idea. for sure both products are made by hand of true craftsmen. the apron is made of natural vegetable tanned leather and i promise you, it will age wonderful in use. each of these is numbered. i think the stuff will be available at the BUTTS AND SHOULDER site, when it was launched at friday 24th of october during the the DUTCH DESIGN WEEK in eindhoven, netherlands. they will organize a special event for this at Bergstraat 14a – CHEERS! pics | Butts and Shoulders
some days ago WOUTER c/o LONG JOHN send me a message with some interesting news about his newest collaboration with K.O.I “KINGS OF INDIGO”. they did a 5 pocket baby jeans the “SHORT JOHN BABY JEAN”. it’s a pity that my little LEVI still isn’t so small because the little piece of denim is an absolute must-have for our shorties! here some facts WOUTER gave to me: “The ‘Short John Baby Jean’ is a classic 5 pocket and has some great features; limited edition hand stamped pocketflasher, selvage coin pocket, leather patch, K.O.I. fishbone bartacks, 2oz right hand Italian red line selvage denim, Japanese vintage kimono, repairs and prison stripe pocketing. The jean is made in limited quantities.” you can win a pair! check www.long-john.nl all pics | © LONG JOHN aka WOUTER MUNNICHS
a week ago i got a mail from my friend WOUTER the guy behind LONG JOHN in which he wrote about a new brand named BUTTS AND SHOULDERS. WOUTER created BAS in collabaration with friends which share the same authentic passion he does. together they had the idea to create the ultimate travel bag. and now you can see the result after one year testing. 50 bags were made in the first run. here some more facts WOUTER told me: “Our Butts and Shoulders bag is made of 100% natural vegetable leather. We call it virgin leather. The moment you unpack it, you are starting the unique ageing process. By using it, touching it and even by exposing it to daylight the looks of this unique bag will change. The more you will use it, the more beautifull it gets. Like a true friendship that will grow over time., Butts and Shoulders will be your buddy for the rest of your life. Every bag will be delivered with a leather certificate with the unique bag number. The certificate reminds you to the start of the ‘virgin’ leather and it’s also the testimony of the registered original. The bag is 100% made in Holland.” in the following you can find some more facts with the pics. it is an exciting project and i am really interesting what will happen next. you can get this unique bag with your personal choice of the limited number you want to get @ the BUTTS AND SHOULDERS online shop. pics | BUTT AND SHOULDERS
WOUTER MUNNICHS aka LONG JOHN on the right
i am not dutch – for sure not. but i like the dutch a lot – greetings to WOUTER c/o LONG JOHN, GABOR and WYTSE c/o RED WING HERITAGE EUROPE and DON ERNENS c/o DONLIKESYOURCOMPANY, apart from that i think i like orange stuff. pics | LTG
my CHEVY CAMARO scale 1:32 – hope to own it one day in scale 1:1 – for sure in INFERNO ORANGE PREMIUM
my beloved NIGEL CABOURN CAMERAMAN JACKET from volls.de
BRIAN WILSON’s “that lucky old sun”
thx WOUTER for this nice present with my last order. wonderful colored bandana!!!
ASSOS EQUIPE jersey – best cycle wear ever!
CARHARTT U-LOCK only nice but not practicabel because too small
my one and only NIKE ID piece
very important: good ear-phones for running from BOSE – the best i ever had
the nicest winter paraka i ever owned. there couldn’t be a better color for the NIGEL CABOURN EVEREST PARKA than orange. 3 years old but still the best color although there are some fine new ones.
my beloved HASSIA GRAPE SCHORLE – drinking for years – so fresh and sugar free
last week WOUTER sent me my new LJ BRAVE shirt and a key holder from his collab with BRAVE by great OBBI GOOD LABEL. it is a pitty that i do not need a new wallet … the key holder is awesome handmade with best quality oxblood chromexcel HORWEEN leather. so nice the embossed LJ anchor and BRAVE logo. i am really excited about the aging of this piece in everyday use. beside the oxblood version it is available in OGL natural Vegetable-Tanned and OGL HORWEEN black chromexcel leathers. corresponding to the key holder WOUTER offers a coin/card holder. very nice too. the OBBI GOOD LABEL used their new concept “BRAVE” in a collab with an european brand for the first time. the shirt is a sperfect as the white ones i bought some months ago. textile and print are best best quality and the fit is perfect. really: fitting and convincing. for more information about the collaboration, the stuff and the LJ shop, check the LONG JOHN site. the stuff is just produced in limited quantities. pics | LTG & LJ
this post is especially for WOUTERS and DON. they know why! pic | LTG
followers of BANDITBLOGGERS.com and LIFE TIME GEAR know that i missed WOUTER from LONG JOHN at BREAD & BUTTER, berlin – sad. but just 2 hours before i started the BBB trip last tuesday my order from LJ arrived. i didn’t open it, because i was to busy at this time. yesterday evening i did. it was not really surprising that i found really nice stuff in the box. the 2 shirts are made of high quality cotton and the anchor designs are great with perfect prints. i think WOUTER aka LONG JOHN does a great job and i am the opinion that this must be supported. check his great site especially the WORN-OUT PROJECTS link – i love it – and his webshop to get your personally “ANCHOR FOR SUCCESS”.
pics | LTG
yesterday i have had a photo shooting for an upcoming campaign i am not allowed to talk or write about. the photos below were made before the shooting at casino, wiesbaden, germany, in between light and position tests. the shooting was made with a client of me and a german celebrity. it was really cool and smooth and the results are perfect. AND i got back home for the kickoff GERMANY vs. NETHERLANDS just to the point. why showing these photos? it’s funny, because of a complete volls.de outfit: NIGEL CABOURN oiled aircraft jacket, GITMAN VINTAGE shirt, JOHNSON MOTORS bandana, FILSON paded laptop bag, EDWIN ED-A1, POST OVERALLS vest … damn, the volls.de advertisement sticker is missing. i should talk about sponsoring with KLAUS, just joking, … and WOUTER, you found the LONG JOHN tag? pics | christian grau