LTG OUTFIT TODAY | IRON HEART, WHITE’S BOOTS, ENGINEERED GARMENTS, JACK KNIFE, NIGEL CABOURN

it’s cold in middle germany. so one important piece is missing – i could not take a nice photo of it: a NIGEL CABOURN MACKINTOSH clip coat  i own now for more than 6 years. so guys – just 3 weeks left till xmas. i will give you the weblinks for actual available stuff i show here. pics | LTG

denim | IRON HEART IH-555S-BLK 21oz Black Indigo Snake | volls.de actual F/W
vest | JACK/KNIFE deadstock indigo USA duck canvas, strictly limited | B-74
shirt | ENGINEERED GARMENTS work shirt | volls.de actual F/W
jacket | NIGEL CABOURN TENZING JACKET blue | B-74
boots | WHITE’S SEMI DRESS calfskin brown
belt | DUKES | B-74 & volls.de
scarf | THE HILL-SIDE | volls.de
socks | CHUP | volls.de actual F/W


10 MUST-HAVE-X-MAS-PRESENTS | #04 | HANDMADE CROCHETED BOW TIES BY MONSIEUR BOJANGLES

that’s what social media is good for: i met ROY VAN CREIJ at facebook. and some day i saw these handmade crocheted bow ties that he posted. for me as a bow tie lover an absolute must-have. yesterday i got a letter from the netherlands with these two really nice looking and well done pieces for a nice price. it is easy to fit the ties with the two buttons in the back. i think the orange one has to be ordered too! isn’t that a wonderful gift for christmas? beside the bow ties ROY offers different sorts of bracelets at the MONSIEUR BOJANGLES etsy store. pics | LTG


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


BOOT OF THE DAY | #173 | NIGEL CABOURN X CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR

when i found this boot some minutes ago i was really surprised because of never heard about it before. dutch great TENUE DE NIMES got this nice collaboration CHUCK in stock today. you can get it in 2 colors: olive and black while the olive one is my favorite. this is what RENÉ from L’EQUIPE DE NIMES tells about it: “a wonderful collaboration between good friends of us at two labels we value really high. CABOURN re-designed the classic CHUCK in a way it turned into the perfect basic boot. made from superfine british VENTILE cloth it’s both wind and waterproof. with its thick and ribbed rubber outsole it makes for a solid appearance and reveals the inspiration from the british military.” some facts: ALL STAR high style | upper made from L28 VENTILE fabric | wind and waterproof | ribbed toe bumper and sole-edge | brass eyelets | vintage style heel tab | tonal olive CHUCK TAYLOR logo | “GENUINE VENTILE” cloth label woven inside | CONVERSE and NIGEL CABOURN logo’s imprinted on insole | limited edition. a must have? i think so … pics | Tenue de Nimes


LTG FAVORITES #88 | NIGEL CABOURN AGAIN: SS 2013 COLLECTION @ VOLLS.DE

just a short break from this work all day long for weeks. KLAUS – long time no see, nice to meet him yesterday morning in his shop. i knew that parts of the actual SS2013 NIGEL CABOURN collection arrived last friday. the next days will be still busy and so i decided to ride my BULLIT to schulstrasse to talk a bit to KLAUS, drink some espresso and take a look at the new NC stuff. damn: so amazing nice this f***ing camo stuff. beside this, the new TAPED CAMERAMAN and AIRCRAFT JACKET and the denim vest are really very well done too. there are some more shirts i will post later when all stuff arrived. my absolute favorites at the moment: the CAMO NOTCH WORK JACKET combined with the CAMO WORK VEST made of camo drill. detailed information later. the stuff will be online @ volls.de in about 14 days, but one camo work jacket and a vest in size 52 are missing … pics | LTG

THE NIGEL CABOURN CREW SIGN

another birthday present i got last week was this small emblem, sign or call it as you like from KAMI c/o RED WING STORE FRANKFURT. a great gift because you can’t buy it yet. he told me that he got it from NIGEL CABOURN himself at BREAD & BUTTER this january. all members of NIGEL’s crew wore this nice beautiful sign. it’s meaning? i do not exactly. the small piece of metal looking like a crown is the symbol you saw on my TRAVELLER’S NOTEBOOK ARMY EDITION from the NIGEL x MIDORI collaboration. it is the british broad arrow military symbol which was used during WWII to symbolise government ownership of the product. some guys told me that the rolled up piece is derived from something that has to do with the british submarine navy in WWII. i couldn’t find anything about this searching really intensive the web. but it’s from NIGEL and that’s enough i have to know as a great NC fan. thank you KAMI for this special gift. the BRASS ballpoint pen is in heavy use too! i tried the sign on some of my NC pieces and it fits.  pics | LTG | people FRED c/o redwing1905.blog

in use! photos by Fred c/o redwing1905.blog

TRAVELLER’S NOTEBOOK ARMY EDITION | NIGEL CABOURN x MIDORI COLLABORATION

last week i celebrated my birthday and i got a lot of pretty cool presents. one present were the FALSE TONGUES i posted last friday. beside this beloved and now in use piece of leather FRED gave me this awesome TRAVELLER’S NOTEBOOK which is the result of a collaboration between NIGEL CABOURN and japanese MIDORI. it has a leather cover branded with the british broad arrow military symbol, which was used during WWII to symbolise government ownership of the product. look at the awesome pencil. what a great gift to me! the NC x MIDORI notebook will be available with next NC F/W 2013 collection. beside, MIDORI notebooks will be available next autumn @ volls.de. pics | LTG

 


FROM THE ARCHIVES – 2009 | LIFE TIME GEAR & NIGEL CABOURN

4 years ago from the 28th – 31th of january 2009 i did a trip to BERLIN to 14 oz. SECOND FLOOR SHOW where i met NIGEL CABOURN in person. i have had 3 wonderful days meeting a lot of people! i remember the first evening very well when KARL-HEINZ MÜLLER did a big event at TEMPELHOF and told the public that BREAD & BUTTER will be back in berlin summer 2009. what a party! great. it was the first time for me to get in contact with all these crazy and cracked people. 12 months later i started LIFE TIME GEAR blog. pics | Fred from redwing 1905 blog




F*** THIS BAD NIGEL CABOURN EVEREST PARKA COPY

such an obviously copy is absolutely naughty … and the best is the following sentence:
„This Parka is so simple yet so stylish, inspired by Nigel Cabourn Everest parka! RARE Heritage Stylish parka design!“ INSPIRED??? shame on you, this is bad copy! found this piece of shit at eBay today. great offer: 45 british pounds. for a handmade parka! and who the F*** is MARCUS VILIM? and the best of it at all: there are people bidding on this damn brazenness – unbelievable. i can’t follow those daffy guys. but maybe the customs, ebay or departments which are responsible for fraudulent falsification are with the bidders – hope so. .  pics | ebay by bidder


the original NIGEL CABORUN EVEREST PARKA _ pic by COOGLES.com

the cheap bad ass copy from ebay. my gorge is rising …