It’s been a while ago when I did my last post … damn … more than one year … There are a lot of reasons for this – too many to list. From today on I will try to publish regularly again @ LIFE TIME GEAR.
Some weeks ago I did a newsletter for B74 Selected Goods when I was wearing some of my favourite brands ›› Manifattura Ceccarelli (Mountain Jacket), TSPTR (T-Shirts, Sweater), Blaumann Jeanshosen (Schmaler Blaumann), Red Wing Heritage (Iron Ranger #8083) and Ralf Kellenberger (Jewellery). All stuff is made in Germany, Italy, Portugal and USA – LIFE TIME GEAR at its best! To learn more about the brands and especially the stuff I wore check the links.
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Yesterday I was part of this wonderful event at Red Wing Frankfurt, the oldest and first Red Wing Shoe Store outside the USA since 1977. To all, who did not take part at this event, I am really sorry to say, that you missed something really special. All customers were so happy to take a look how Eleonora took care for their boots and shoes. And she brought such a fresh and personal Italian spirit to the Store – this was just amazing. It was a perfect day meeting a lot of friends and for sure making some new friends to the great Red Wing family! More pics will follow soon.
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Two weeks ago Red Wing Heritage released the new Wacouta Collection which includes 2 Boots, 2 backpacks and 4 pouches. Following in the tradition of the Wabasha, a widely-celebrated moccasin-style Red Wing boot from the mid 2000s, the Wacouta is an outdoor leisure-inspired boot. Five miles south of Red Wing, Minnesota, along the banks of the Mississippi River, Wacouta Township is the site of a cabin that has been in the Red Wing family for three generations.
The Wacouta Boot is a casual lifestyle boot that blends premium Red Wing leather with waxed canvas from the longstanding American manufacturer, Fairfield Textiles. The mixed materials combine to create a supremely comfortable moccasin-inspired shoe. Built on a Honeywheat outsole with stitch-down construction the Wacouta’s lightweight flexibility makes for miles of comfort.
The Backpacks are inspired by classic packs, with construction and material updates that provide modernized comfort and lasting durability. Red Wing leather waxed canvas and solid brass buckles and rivets create a backpack that’s visually striking and supremely functional. Designed to match Wacouta footwear styles the Wacouta Backpack is distinguished in its details. Waxed canvas and Oil-Tanned leather deliver water resistance and durability while reinforced stitching and heavyweight leather straps ensure each pack is up for the rigors of everyday hauling.
The Wacouta Gear Pouches blend striking form with everyday functionality. Red Wing leather and American-made waxed canvas and hardware make for years of reliable, utilitarian use. Available in 2 sizes each style.
More information @ www.redwingfrankfurt.com
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Some days ago I shot the last week launched upper tier Red Wing Moc Toe #8819 for the Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt. What a nice boot! It is made of Oro-Russet Portage and Oro Russet Abilene Leather and comes with leather laces plus original Red Wing nylon laces packed in a special old-school white Red Wing Box. The new model is a totally new and unique product. The combination on a Moc toe of Rough Out and Smooth leather has been done before in 1981, but this was a complete different execution on a different out sole. If you are interested in this special boot you have to be quick, because it is strictly limited. Once it is sold out, it is over. The boot is available @ Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt online and in-store. pics | © Life Time Gear for Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt
What a surprise this morning. Online Magazine “SAPEUR – One Step Beyond” launched a full length interview with B74 Selected Goods owner Kami Hashemi. What a nice read! Everyone who knows Kami recognizes the authenticity in his wording. It is a pitty that the interview is just in German, but maybe you can ask a German speaking friend to translate. It is really interesting. Kami also owns the first Red Wing Shoe Store outside the USA located in Frankfurt and the FREITAG by B74 Selected Goods Store. The B74 also drives an online shop: www.b74.de … Feel free to visit these great stores if you are in Frankfurt, Germany, or stop by online! all pics | Christian Schramm Photography
Because of the Pecos Post today @redwingfrankfurt on Instagram and Facebook I decided to do a more detailed post at LTG Blog. So you have some views how nice this great boot ages. The iconic Red Wing “PECOS” boot style has a long history. In 1930 this “pull on” boot was introduced especially at this time for ranchers, cowboys and drilling roughnecks. The Pecos features till today a simple but at the same time so nice and timeless design, has a very comfortable fit and the more it get rugged the better it looks – as you see in the pics below. This boot is still made the same way as in these early days with quality leathers in our factory in Red Wing. And the time when a Pecos was worn just for working is long ago. It is the perfect boot for the urban prairie, for biker or just to stroll around. At the end of the last year it was launched a very special Pecos: this limited #4327 Red Wing x Eat Dust Pecos in this wonderful Oro russet Abilene roughout leather. The nicest Pecos ever I think! The Pecos is available at Red Wing Shoe Store Frankfurt online and in-store. AND it is strictly limited! pics | LTG + Jelle Keppens for Red Wing Heritage
Red Wing Shoes and Denim, Denim and Red Wing Shoes … what a great match. Even more if the denim fits absolutely perfect to the boots you wear! Take a look at the blue line raw selvage denim from Tellason on these nice blue RWS Moc Toe Style #8882. Or Tellasons Ladbroke Grove in 16.5oz Cone Mills White Oak ORANGE line raw selvage denim and this limited Irish Setter 9877 customized by Brian Troung. The oro-legacy leather of iconic RWS style #875 and #877 would also fit the orange selvage perfectly. And at last the RWS x Eat Dust Pecos #4327 made of Oro-Russet Portage and Abilene leather combined with classic red selvage from Tellason’s Gustave in 14.75oz Cone Mills White Oak denim. It is such a great idea by Tellason Denim to give each denim weight another selvage color – isn’t it? And again – it is all about the details. You mean this is something for nerds? No, but for Red Wing lovers and Denim Dudes! Best addresses to live this passion: www.b74.de and www.redwingfranfurt.com. pics | LTG
Guys, here some more pics from this fantastic at the same time so cool but familial event. It is is always a pleasure to join these 3 days with friends and meanwhile a lot of friends. See you latest next summer! And a big thank you to Iris and Kami for a perfect organization. pics | LTG
Just some portrait pics of folks @ the B74 Selected Goods Ordershow for Fall/Winter 2018. More impressions will follow with some more action ;)) in a few days. Stay tuned – Thx! Have a f***in great wkd! pics | LTG
This is little Levi – my son –, the boy who did some nice Red Wing Shoes animation films for Red Wing Frankfurt, Germany, posted at the beginning of this year. Growing up seeing Red Wing Boots every day at his mum’s and my feet, it was just a question of time trying the first RWS boots on his own. “BOOT SHARING” is the magic word since some days at Levi’s home. What a luck, Mum’s #3375, the Red Wing Heritage Women’s version of iconic #875, fits so perfect. More light weight, with softer leather, a slender fitting than the #875 and a cushioned insole this boot is not only perfect for women’s feet but also for teens. But not only the women boots fit his feet perfect. The Red Wing #2918 Chelsea Ranger is his absolute favorite! Stepping through thick and thin, at school, in the yard, on dog walks, simply everywhere. And the best for Levi: no lacing – easy and speedy putting on and out. And this boot is aging so nice. So rugged, but you won’t get it broken down. Built to fit, built to last. Levi loves his nice “new” worn in Red Wing Boots from mum … while he is thinking about his next animation film where a Red Wing Boot will be the headliner. Have a great weekend! pics | LTG · video | Levi