A LETTER FROM THE USA | FROM FRED STRAIGHT OF WESTLAND DISTILLERY

mostly when FRED c/o REDWING1905 blog goes to the states he sends me a letter. at this speedy times it is so nice to get a REAL LETTER brought to you by the postman straight into your letterbox. you open the box with a real key, take a look at the sender, the stamps, then you take a knife to open the letter, and then you read a nice handwriten message … perfect, normal, but nearly old school nowadays. FRED sent me a letter from the famous WESTLAND DISTILLERY, seattle, with MUSCLE CAR stamps – i did a post about these beautiful little paper things some weeks ago – and an awesome card with a beautiful classic american graphic. so nice. FRED wrote that this would be the coolest whiskey bar of the USA. it is a pitty that you can’t find some pics and more infos @ their homepage: www.westlanddistillery.com. okay, first release of their american single malt whiskey will be fall 2013. pics | LTG


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

 


VOLLS.DE GOES GQ STYLE | COLLAB REDWING1905 x LIFE TIME GEAR

great to see volls.de in german GQ STYLE F/W 12/13. i did the ad in collaboration with FRED from redwing1905 blog and i think the result is a nice one. KLAUS, hope to have some success with the ad! and guys right now with the new GQ at your magazine dealer KLAUS launched his online shop last night. it is still in progress and so it is a must to check it daily. more about some shop and brand news from volls.de will follow the next days. and FRED: what’s about our next collab?! pics | LTG & Fred




RED WING SHOES | FIELD NOTES HOLDER

some weeks ago i got this little map made of RED WING SHOES leather from FRED c/o redwing1905 blog as a thank you for doing some work for his agency. great piece: so smooth and unique. i think this map isn’t available to buy in europe. it is perfect to hold FIELD NOTES. from the first day on this oro-russet thing is always with me. pics | LTG


REDWING1905 x LIFE TIME GEAR | FRED x ERIC

some days ago i got a letter from the USA. hm, who should write me a letter from the states? indianapolis stamps? ahhhh, it was from my friend FRED who did a business trip to RW minnesota, chicago, boston … it’s so nice getting “real” handwritten post. i must always emphasize again and again – nowadays uncommon, nearly old school. he sent me greetings from TRURO, CAPE COD where great american artist EDWARD HOPPER has had his summer studio house on STEVENS WAY – beautiful location. FRED wrote me that he will bring a souvenir for me to germany. yesterday KLAUS from volls.de brought me a wonderful CHICAGO COFFEE CUP from INTELLIGENTSIA “fresh roasted coffee” which FRED gave him last week when he visited volls.de. i got the cup because of the STARS on it. i love stars! look at the LIFE TIME GEAR sign above. thank you so much FRED. the cup is in use! pics | LTG