1ST PAT-RN | THE CANSIGLIO & VASSAR JACKETS

As a constant reader of LIFE-TIME-GEAR you know that I am a great fan of CRISTIANO BERTO’s label 1ST PAT-RN. Some weeks ago the german Distribution for this wonderful label Uwe E. Maier, c/o Amtraq Distribution, gave me a CANSIGLIO Jacket for me to try and a VASSAR Jacket for my wife. Both are pieces from “ THE INTERNATIONAL TRAD” collection CRISTIANO offers every season. THE INTERNATIONAL TRAD is inspired by the 1960s East Coast style, by Anglo-Saxon University style, Trad, Ivy League, Preppy and also the Modernists, who were very well dressed at this time. Both jackets are made of Herringbone di Maglia, as the bespoke Cavalry di Malgia – maybe you remember the blue Vittorio Veneto Blu Navale Jacket, posted some months ago. It is a woven knitted fabric, which keeps the shape due to a special jersey instead of a woven lining – 42% wool and 58% cotton. The Jacket is elastic and offers such a great comfort – fantastic in wearing. The Insides the jackets are unlined and edged with a cotton jersey – very complex and significant manufactured! These are perfect for colder fall days. My wife is wearing her VASSAR jacket every day since she got it. It is so great to combine a lot off different stuff with these jackets: f. ex. just an ORCIVAL sailor shirt, or preppy with a chambray shirt and a tie or a necktie – it always looks perfect! The CANSIGLIO jacket is available @ VMC Zürich, Kentaurus Köln, Seestraße 7 Breitbrunn/Chiemsee, Zenit Ingolstadt and Cultizm; the VASSAR jacket @ Kentaurus Köln, VMC Zürich, Bruton-Hudson Zürich and Jeanslife Winterthur. pics | LTG

THE VASSAR JACKET

THE CANSIGLIO JACKET

KIM “THE BUTCHER” SCHREINER | ILLUSTRATION GIFT PACK

Last week  I got a big envelope. Thinking “What’s in there?” I checked the writing of the address … okay, this was written by someone who knows what he does: so nice! KIM “THE BUTCHER” SCHREINER send me something. But, not something: a gift pack of 2 illustrations “The Native Pack”, which contains two A3 nitroprints on recovered dead stock paper signed, numbered and embossed. I got #17 … f***ing amazing! And more … the envelope contained also two “Bull Piss” poster, format A3 limited to 51 pieces. These are Risoprints on Black Meta Paper … so awesome. One for me, one for Uwe Maier c/o Amtraq Distribution as a THX for something. And I got a lot of “BUTCHER” sticker, I love sticker, and these are really cool. Thx Kim! It was a pleasure to get all these things … thank you so much! Check Kim’s Online store and his website! What a great artist! pics | LTG | art | KIM “THE BUTCHER” SCHREINER

B74 ORDERSHOW S/S 2017 | DAY #04 “ORDERSHOW IS CLOSED”

After 4 really nice but busy days B74 ORDERSHOW is closed since 3:pm. The folks, the last clients for today and the exhibitors went away in the weekend after packing all the stuff and the booths to their vans. Smooth and relaxing without any stress and hectic pace … like the other days … see you in January 2017. pics | LTG
 

FATIGUE PANTS by TELLASON | BRAND NEW CLASSIC STUFF

Last week Uwe E. Maier c/o Amtraq Distribution send me this brand new classic Fatigue Pants made by TELLASON. Damn – these are really nice. So comfortable, loose fit but with contemporary tapered legs for a perfect fit and look. The design is classic – Fatigue Pant in 8.5 oz cotton sateen, based on the famous OG-107: “The OG-107 was the basic work utility uniform of all branches of the United States Armed Forces from 1952 until its discontinuation in 1989. The designation came from the U.S. Army’s coloring code “Olive Green 107” and “Olive Green 507”, which were shades of dark green, the OG-107 being cotton and OG-507 polyester-cotton blend introduced in the early 1970s. Regardless of the fabric, the two shades were almost identical. The OG-107 was superseded by the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) throughout the 1980s, and was also used by several other countries, including ones that received military aid from the United States.” TELLASON offers this modern well done  “Replica” in khaki and traditional olive. The Fatigues are Made in Italy, are pre-washed and feature a zip fly, the typical buttoned back and large front pockets. I wore the pants for the first time when doing the pics … I still wear the olive one … love it: so comfortable, so good lookin’ … So: this is what I call Life Time Gear! The pants are exclusively available @ B74, Cultizm, UBS Classics, Riders Room, Gross4 Aces, Trekkingladen Regensburg, Bremerich Jeans, Denim & Iron and Lord. pics | LTG

RAW DENIM, BEER, BOOTS, BIKES, GIN, TALKIN’, MEETING FRIENDS @ 5TH MAENNERABEND AT BREMERCIH JEANS, ILLINGEN, GER

as last year it was again a fantastic event in the out of nowhere in SAARLAND, germany, near the previous french border. great, what the BREMERICH FAMILY particularly OLI BREMERICH and his team from the shop arrange and organize for MAENNERABEND every year. the guys in and around this small town ILLINGEN can be lucky! also, here out in the country the people are so cool, so kind and so honest – a great atmosphere! when i sometimes join events in big towns the folks are often so bigheaded and such a kind of fake. so what, this was a wonderful night, which was much too short … time was running so fast. a big thank you again to KATJA & OLI BREMERICH for best hospitably. for me it is something like coming home when visiting OLI & KATJA. i did a lot of pics so i will post a second part later. pics // LTG




5TH MAENNERABEND @ BREMERICH JEANS, ILLINGEN, GERMANY

today i got a parcel from OLI BREMERICH owner of BREMERICH JEANS, ILLINGEN, GERMANY. wonderful, because it’s “MAENNERABEND” time again and OLI wants me to get stimulated for tomorrow evening. so he send me 2 bottles of FERDINANDS DRY GIN and the official invitation, i made for him. great idea. while writing this post i try the SAAR QUINCE GIN i did not know before – just on the rocks, without tonic or water. sounds great for me as a RIESLING lover, because this “SLOE GIN” is “riesling wine infused”. f***, what a great taste. this golden stuff is at the same time so smooth and tasty. and FERDINAND’S  DRY GIN – one of my absolute GIN favorites –, which is made of 30 fine botanicals from the local vineyards is so perfect done too. okay, enough compliments: take your own bottle of FERDINANDS and enjoy it – for more information and shopping, check www.saar-gin.de. you may ask why OLI send this stuff to me? not just to prepare for tomorrow eveining, but the owner of FERDINAND’S will do a gin tasting at  “MAENNERABEND”. furthermore UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION, ROB and KEITH from EAT DUST will join the event and show some stuff of their actual and upcoming collections. beside OLI will show the folks some new stuff from FILSON, RED WING SHOES and various JAPANESE DENIMs. great, i am happy to join an evening with friends tomorrow … photos // LTG


THE 7OZ. CLAMPDOWN COTTON LINEN SHIRT by TELLASON

what a nice lightweight 7oz. selvage work shirt made of 35% linen and 65% cotton from italy. for sure the shirt is cut and sewn in SAN FRANCISCO with all the features you know from TELLASON’s CLAMPDOWN shirt. check the nice details like the knife and pencil holders, the selvage seams and smart buttons. at the moment the shirt turns some rounds in washing machine. the indigo is brutal marking. just by touching the shirt for these pics i got dark blue fingertips. UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ who gave me this shirt told me to wash it before the first wearing in any case. again exiting how the result will look like. pics | TELLASON people shot, others LTG

 


LIMITED INDIGO DYED 8 OZ. CLAMPDOWN SHIRT | by TELLASON

some weks ago i got this wonderful TELLASON shirt from UWE E.MAIER c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION. it is the classic 8 oz. canvas CLAMPDOWN shirt which was khaki before it was dyed with nature indigo. this was done by the crop-dye factory in NEUBRANDENBURG, germany which does all the indigo dyed MERZ B. SCHWANEN shirts. the first run was limited to 24 pieces … mine is #04. i love this irregular nature dying. you can get this shirt just at selected dealers here in germany f.ex. B-74 and RIDERS ROOM. i am very excited how the shirt will look like when it was washed the first time. i should to do this because of marking off – i will show you the result. here some facts of the CLAMPDOWN shirt: fabric made in USA by MOUNT VERNON MILLS, cut and sewn in SAN FRANCISCO, knife and pencil holders sewn into chest pockets, top flap of pocket lined with CONE MILLS WHITE OAK 7.5 oz denim. pics | LTG