ORDERSHOW SS2016 @ B74 SELECTED GOODS, FRANKFURT GERMANY | PART #02

And here you can check the 2nd part of the Ordershow  SS2016 pics from last Thursday @ B74. pics | LTG

at the Johnson Motors Inc. booth

 at the PASSIONFRANCE® booth

at the RED WING SHOES booth

 just some impressions more: people, booths, stuff …

ORDERSHOW SS2016 @ B74 SELECTED GOODS, FRANKFURT GERMANY | PART #01

Last Thursday I went to B74, Frankfurt, Germany, to meet good friends and to check up some upcoming stuff for S/S 2016. As every time it was great – KAMI & IRIS are perfect hosts. Again it was a really hot day in the middle of Frankfurt City, but the vibes downstairs and the temperatures were so cool and really smooth. Beside a lot of nice stuff from PASSIONFRANCE, JOHNSON MOTORS INC., SCARTI LAB, REDWING SHOES etc., I had two highlights: the upcoming collections from 1ST PAT-RN and PRIVATE WHITE VC. And both sales men, CRISTIANO (1ST PAT-RN) and DIRK were so kind to explain me in detail the stuff with such an emotion and addiction that I could have been listened to for hours. … but time was running. Here you can check up just the first part of some pics from this wonderful event. pics | LTG

at the PRIVATE WHITE VC  booth

at the FILSON booth

at the 1ST-PAT-RN booth

BOOT OF THE DAY | #182 | RED WING HERITAGE – NEW IRON RANGER STYLE “CHOCOLATE MULESKINNER” #4590

just some minutes ago these news reached me from RED WING HERITAGE europe. i must confess that i am not the greatest fan of the IRON RANGER. i like the look, but from the first time on i saw this boot i knew it will be something for the masses. i owned one that i sold after a short time to a good friend, seeing this boot too often. but i although must confess that this CHOCOLATE MULESKINNER is really mega nice. this is what RW HERITAGE says about the boot: “Red Wing Shoes’ popular Iron Ranger boots are inspired by the style Red Wing Shoes built in the early 20th century for miners working in the northern Minnesota Iron Range. Mining on the Iron Range was a dangerous job full of hazards and the brave workers who took these jobs required extra protection on their feet. To meet the demands of this type of work Red Wing Shoes designed a boot with a capped toe that was double layered with leather. The heel pocket an extra strip of leather that supports the heel inside the boot  was moved to the outside of the boot for added stability. These design changes provided a seamless boot interior and added durability to the exterior of the boot; necessities for workers on their feet all day in the harsh conditions of the mines. Five years ago this work-inspired design was successfully re-introduced as the Iron Ranger and quickly became a popular style for everyday dress. Now,  Red Wing Heritage is introducing a new version of the Iron Ranger built with rugged Chocolate Muleskinner leather. Named the 4590 this style’s unique roughout leather and classic design makes it a handsome addition to any outfit.” the boot will be available at european stores mid-september. pics | Red Wing Heritage Europe 


LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 19 | RED WING SHOES OXFORD STYLE #9042

after a long break i will continue the LIFE TIME GEAR series “LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION”. today i post one of my favorite oxford styles: the RWS 9042 BECKMAN. so classic, so simple, so comfortable, so durable with a great look.

RED WING SHOES STYLE #9042
part of the BECKMAN collection
year of buying | it was a present 2012
size | 9.5 D
height | low
style | oxford
leather | oil-tanned,  antique cigar featherstone
sole | roccia
heel | vibram
hardware | eyelet | small black colored
laces | nylon,  dark brown colored
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | 1920 business work shoe style
made in the USA

#02 RWS x BURG & SCHILD COLLABORATION | RED WING BLACK LOGGER BOOT #2007

the scribble was super, but the original looks even better than that. what a nice black logger boot this RWS #2007 designed by BURG & SCHILD and made for them by RED WING SHOES. for more information about the collaboration and the 5 year anniversary of BURG & SCHILD check my blog post from the 28th of september and the RED WING HERITAGE site. pics | Red Wing Heritage Europe, Burg & Schild




LIFE TIME GEAR BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 13 | VINTAGE 2-TONE SEARS WORKBOOTS BY DAVID VARNER

this is the newest but one of the oldest pieces of my collection. and the absolute best is that i got this awesome and rare two-tone SEARS boots from the 70s as a present from LIFE TIME GEAR blog fan DAVID VARNER. he wrote me a mail that the boots were on their way to germany as present because they didn’t fit him and he thought i would be happy to get them: YES I AM!!! damn, what a surprise i was really touched by the kind words DAVID wrote me. he is a great boot lover too and has a huge collection of work and hiking boots – a portrait will follow soon. DAVID is a 40 year-old locomotive engineer – on the picture aboard AMTRAK’s 40TH ANNIVERSARY TRAIN – and a former mensa member. prior working for the railroad he was employed in another traditional blue-collar job (automotive assembly-line worker) where the only boots that mattered were RED WINGS. he was always been driven by quality, good-design, lasting craftsmanship and value. these are some of the things LIFE TIME GEAR speaks about! thanks agin DAVID. still unbelievable. and DAVID the fit is perfect and i think i won’t customize them. they are great as they are. pics | LTG


SEARS WORK BOOTS  STYLE #84113
year of buying | 2012 | it was a present 😉
deadstock never worn 
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | 2-tone green & black, full grain leather
pull loop | yes
top | rolled
sole | profiles SPECTRA VULCAN
bootleg | comfort lined
hardware | eyelets brass
laces | nylon
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | classic work boot
made in the USA pics | LTG




MEMOIRS – GOOD OLD BOOTS | RED WING SHOE STORE FRANKFURT 16TH FEBRUARY | PART I

this wonderful evening started slowly. the whole evening was smooth and relaxed. sad for all the people who couldn’t come. here some first impressions. i have a date with my dentist at 08:00AM. more pics in the afternoon. bad pics | LTG made with a mini lumix


parking Frankfurt CIty centre. OLLI “THE BARBER” & PETER Z.: IRON RANGER & VINTAGE CUSTOMIZED IRSH SETTER

OLLI “THE BARBER” & LIFE TIME GEAR: IRON RANGER & VINTAGE “FRANKFURTER” RWS # 8804 the 1st pair ever

silence before the exhibition started

OLLI “THE BARBER”, STEVEN W & PETER Z. relaxing with “ÄPPELWOI SAUER GESPRITZT”  and fresh italian water …

the shop got entered … slowly



BOOT OF THE DAY | #94 | NEW STYLE RED WING SHOE 8143

i think this one is japan exclusive again: RWS STYLE # 8143. people following my blog know that i do not like workboots in trendy colors different from the heritage ones, but this new color i think i could like. it seems to be an ICE BLUE. it is a smart combination with the white leather laces and the classic 875 6 inch classic moc toe look. this boot is also available with a classic round toe style # 8144. pics | THREEWOOD