JUST SOME X-MAS PRESENT IDEAS | #06 THE TSPTR x EBBETS FIELD DENIM POPEYE BALLCAP

For sure one of my absolute favorites from my cap collection: the TSPTR x EBBETS POPEYE BALLCAP. It mus be one of my favs because of being a great POPEYE fan since a child and EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS are my most beloved caps – what a perfect collaboration! And so special, so limited. As all EBBETS Caps this one is for sure made in the USA. It is an authentic 1960’s ball cap reproduction built of 14oz indigo dyed denim, featuring a high quality embroidered POPEYE badge, a horse hair buckram crown, satin taping, a cotton sweatband and an adjustable leather strap. Available exclusive @ TSPTR. This site is a trap because you’ll find so much more nice great stuff. As I remember I got my stuff really fast last spring – so maybe you can get on of the best caps ever right in time before Xmas. pics | LTG


FEINSCHMUCK LOOKBOOK by JOERN POLLEX

Yesterday i got a nice looking envelop with my daily post. Love this: a real hand written message brought by my postman to the letterbox. It was from JOERN POLLEX, well known as a great photographer located in Hamburg, Germany. He send me the new lookbook from FEINSCHMUCK which he photographed and did the layout – in short: a fantastic work. As a frequently reader of LTG blog you know that I am a great fan of FEINSCHMUCK from the first hour on. And now with this very well done lookbook all the work from MANFRED, MARIA and ALEX is packed into a perfect media to hand out and to look at. JOERN did everything right to arrange the best mood and feeling corresponding to the FEINSCHMUCK stuff. You can watch the whole lookbook with this link FEINSCHMUCK LOOKBOOK. It is a pdf including all sites. I wanted to show you real pics not just the pdf and so i did just some example shots of sites which i liked most. Again: great job JOERN. pics | LTG

A STAR, A FINGERPRINT AND A BOOT NECKLACE | 100% LIFE TIME GEAR

This necklace I wear for years 24/7. Love this simple combination of a star, little LEVI’s fingerprint when he was 2 years young and a silver boot … boots, boots and boots – a great passion for decades. The star is really nice: made of a Cuban coin from 1983. I got this once from an artist market.  The star is cutting-out with a very fine and small sew – damn hand made to a hair. Great – I remember me watching a man doing this with such a patience and peace of mind. The finger print i got from my son xmas 2009 i think. And what’s about the boot? That’s a secret … Mostly i combine the necklace with my beloved POPEYE amulet by FEINSCHMUCK or an angel wing chain by PATRICK MUFF. pics | LTG

POPEYE GOES CGI | TEST FOOTAGE: THIS IS WHAT ANIMATED POPEYE LOOKS LIKE

POPEYE got updated by SONY PICTURES ANIMATION. as a great POPEYE fan i do not really know if i like what i see here. SONY has dropped a test footage: just with temp voices and the caveat this sequence will not used in the finished movie. well know GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY (HOTEL TRANSYLAVANIA) is the maker of the new POPEYE film and he shares the enthusiasm for the project and character. it is his desire to update it and be respectful. but take a view …the film be be released in 2016. video // © Sony Pictures Animation // Genndy Tartakovsky



10 MUST-HAVE-X-MAS-PRESENTS | #08 | POPEYE ACCESSOIRES BY FEINSCHMUCK

as a great POPEYE fan i own my talisman from FEINSCHMUCK since they’ve done the first pieces one year ago. beside the talisman, FEINSCHMUCK does a POPEYE BELT BUCKLE and different POPEYE ZIPPOS. all pieces are manufactured by hand by the small FEINSCHMUCK team in bavaria, germany. these pieces are made of bronze and you can get it with patina or without. in germany you find this great stuff at PETER FIELDS, berlin, and B-74 in frankfurt, main. pics | Alexander v. Bronewski | LTG

 

 

 

  LTG’s POPEYE TALISMAN, after 13 month of wear



EVENT UPDATE WITH FEINSCHMUCK & PassionFrance® | B-74 CELEBRATES ITS 5TH BIRTHDAY

he guys, today KAMI c/o B-74 told me that the line up for the 5TH birthday event of the shop is fixed. happy to hear that FEINSCHMUCK and PassionFrance® will be in FRANKFURT next saturday 30TH NOVEMBER. FEINSCHMUCK will show a lot of works and the upcoming new collection 2014. WOLFGANG from c/o PassionFrance® will show a selected range of his unique knives. i know what he will bring with him – exciting! so much to see, so much to tell. the event starts at about 12:00 and will end at 20:00. check the schedule below with DUKES, who will do belt customizing, live music by ROB LONGSTAFF, customized worscht, meat & sauces by WURSTFONTAENE and RAKELLE. see you at BERLINER STRASSE 74 in frankfurt next saturday! The pics show some nice works from FEINSCHMUCK, DUKES and PassionFrance i am happy to own. pics | LTG 

 


SHOE SOLE RINGS by HENDER SCHEME | A-MUST-HAVE FOR THE SHOE & BOOT MANIAC

what a simple but wonderful idea: rings made of shoe soles. i think a must-have-accessoire for shoe & boot maniacs. these nice leather pieces i found @ canadian HAVEN SHOP made by japanese shoe & boot maker HENDER SCHEME known from FREE & EASY, CLUTCH and POPEYE magazines. please check their website: it is very well done with some nice effects. the rings are made of the same materials the shoes of HENDER SCHEME are made, stacked together and polished. they are available in 3 colors: in a natural, dark brown and black finish. i think by wearing these rings they will get better and better. hey, let’s do a VIBRAM ring! pics | HAVEN & HENDER SCHEME

here just some samples of shoes made by HENDER SCHEME



LTG CAP & HAT COLLECTION | 01 | THE “POPEYE HAT” by SCHMITTHUT

this hat is the first i bought at wonderful SCHMITTHUT. it is called the “POPEYE HAT” – a must-have for me as a great POPEYE fan. made completely by hand from d’artisan hat maker SUSANNE SCHMIDT. a perfect extraordinary piece. it is “made till the end”, that means for me that this hat is not just a cotton sailor hat. take look at the lining, best materials and well done with a lot of hand made work. pics | LTG , Fred c/o redwing1905.blogspot.com


A LETTER FROM POPEYE | LTG GOT THE ORIGINAL POPEYE PIPE

last week i got a large letter from POPEYE. hahahahah … ? but, yes, from POPEYE, look at the photo of the letter below. as a constant reader of my blog you know that i am a great POPEYE fan and the best POPEYE accessory i ever got was the talisman which gave MARIA from feinschmuck.de and ALEX from because blog to me some weeks ago. and damn, the POPEYE who send me this awesome MISSOURI MEERSCHAUM CORN COB PIPE was ALEX again. thanks again, ALEX – great idea! and funny, it is some years ago but i was a passionate pipe smoker for about 3 years after i stopped smoking my beloved dark GITANES. i wish, spring will come soon so that i can test the pipe on our terrace over the roofs of DARMSTADT CITY. ALEX gave me a complete small pipe survival kit with the pipe – perfect and well done. thank you. bad pics | LTG





LTG FAVORITES #85 | THE POPEYE TALISMAN by FEINSCHMUCK

at the beginning of november 2012 i met MARIA c/o FEINSCHMUCK and ALEXANDER c/o because blog with UWE from AMTRAQ. MARIA & ALEX gave me a present – the best they could give me as great POPEYE fan from childhood on: an awesome POPEYE TALISMAN made by FEINSCHMUCK. it was so hard not to post this beautiful piece the last weeks because the product launch will be next week at BREAD & BUTTER in berlin at the AMTRAQ stall – but UWE gave me the GO for today. by the way: thanks again so much MARIA & ALEX for this LIFE TIME GEAR. i wear POPEYE nearly every day. beside this medallion FEINSCHMUCK did some other stuff which will be distributed by AMTRAQ. one highlight is the POPEYE BELT. the result of a collaboration between FEINSCHMUCK & TANNER GOODS. check out the other stuff below: vintage western buckles, popeye belt buckles and medallions in different looks and a mega beautifull heavy anchor. all FEINSCHMUCK bronze objects are locally manufactured by a small team in bavaria, germany. i am really excited about the feedback at B&B. pics | LTG &  AMTRAQ