HANDCRAFTED BAG #214 BY ATELIER DE L’ARMÉE

some weeks ago i got this BAG214 from ATELIER DE L’ARMÉE. it is wonderful, so practical. just one zip and you get to all the things you carry with you. as a business bag i prefer my FILSON PADDED COMPUTER BAG, but for city trips or just visiting a friend it is not so practical, too heavy, to big. the 214 has a lot of features. outside it is made of deadstock cowhide leather and dutch army woodland camouflage battleshirt fabric. one bag inside is made of japanese selvage denim, an iphone bag is made of cowhide leather and the lining is made of dutch army thermo pant and rain poncho. the handles and the strap are made of swiss army rifle slings. these must be really vintage: the smell strong. but it gets better from week to week. the tote bag is completely made by hand in amsterdam, netherlands, and can be made to order. it takes about 4 to 6 weeks between purchase and delivery. take a look @ the video where you will meet ELZA WANDLER and JOOST DOESWIJK who are ATELIER DE L’ARMÉE. pics | LTG || vid | ATELIER DE L’ARMÉE



AND AGAIN: TOM WAITS vs. KAMI | BORN ON THE 7TH DEC.

he kami, damn, another year is over and you celebrate your birthday this day. take care, have a perfect B-DAY and please give me more great funny moments like this summer at BREAD & BUTTER when you showed me WHY YOU NEED A WHEELED CARRY ON BAG WITH YOUR PADDED COMPUTER BAG . i still must laugh thinking about this situation – thx! pics | LTG, ©Tom Waits


FILSON: WHY YOU NEED A WHEELED CARRY ON BAG WITH YOUR PADDED COMPUTER BAG | OR KAMI THINKS FOR COMFORT

BREAD & BUTTER SUMMER 2012 is over and it’s nice to be back home. from now on i will post on LIFE TIME GEAR again. but just for 1 1/2 weeks because i will make a 14 days break because of holidays in spain.

back to this post. it was so funny when i saw KAMI, owner of B-74 and RED WING STORE FRANKFURT, the first time putting his FILSON computer bag to the empty wheeled carry on bag. a great surprise, but on the one side so funny and on the other such a great idea. if you have your PADDED COMPUTER full loaded the bag will be really heavy weight. maybe it seems a bit luxurious and snotty but KAMI sells and distributes FILSON – questions? for sure, i was a little bit jealous about his comfortable way to transport the big computer bag because mine hurt on the shoulders all the long ways through the booths of BREAD & BUTTER. great innovation KAMI. i like it! pics | LTG