LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 26 | VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 WITH VIBRAM 4014 WHITE CRISTY SOLE

2 months ago i did a post about my VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 in black with a DAINITE SOLE. todays #26 boot of my collection is the same boot just brown colored with another sole, the WHITE CRISTY VIBRAM 4014. as the pics show, i did not wear this boot so often. i prefer the black SERVICE BOOT with its DAINITE SOLE much more. i think this sole fits the look of the boot much better. the #4014 is comfortable but it looks like a contemporary compromise to me. when i wear this boot sometimes i think if i wear a hybrid between a RED WING BOOT and a VIBERG. for sure this VIBERG SERVICE BOOT is a really perfect and best made boot but not my favorite one. if it might be yours, you can get it @ volls.de.  pics | LTG

VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950
date of buying | okt 2012 @ volls.de
size | 9 E
height | 6 inch
leather | brown chromexcel
pull loop | no
hardware | eyelets, 8 holes
laces | cotton – changed the leather laces – i don’t like the handling
sole | VIBRAM 4014 white cristy
heel base | straight
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard leather, natural, double stitched
toe design | brogue
insole | leather footbed
welt | double welted
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in CANADA


 



LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 25 | VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950

one of my finest boots in the closet: the VIBERG 1950 SERVICE BOOT. i love especially the sprung-up toe. this is a really classic, smart but cool looking and mega comfortable boot: a VIBERG! pics | LTG

VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950
date of buying | nov 2012 @ volls.de
size | 9 E
height | 6 inch
leather | black chromexcel
pull loop | no
hardware | eyelets, 8 holes
laces | cotton – changed the leather laces – i don’t like the handling
sole | DAINITE sole
heel base | straight
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard leather, natural, double stitched
toe design | brogue
insole | leather footbed
welt | double welted
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in CANADA

BOOT OF THE DAY | #181 | VIBERG “KETCHUP” SUEDE 145 PLAIN TOE OXFORD

really extraordinary: great color … “KETCHUP” red. this special oxford is available @ MERCHANTS AND MISSIONARIES known as THE BUREAU BELFAST. it features my most beloved VIBRAM sole a black #2021, brass eyelets, leather laces and a soft toe box. the shoe is hand made in canada by VIBERG. very nice! most sizes are available. pics | THE BUREAU BELFAST


LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 23 | 06 WHITE’S BOOTS CLASSIC BULL HIDE SEMI DRESS

this was may first WHITE’S BOOT ever: a classic SEMI-DRESS. i built this boot for my own at BAKER SHOES in 2007. it was a bit strange and very exciting because the boot was really expensive compared to all my RED WINGs and i did not know anything about the fit. in 2007 ask some one for WHITE’S BOOTS in germany: nobody knew this great traditional boot maker from spokan, washington. time changed; the last 6 years brands like VIBERG, WESCO and WHITE’S became well known in europe. but boots of these labels are still expensive and not pushed by distribution. good to know, so they will never get a mainstream products. beside, the higher prices of these boots are okay indeed. if you ever wear a WHITE’S you will feel the price of it: made of heavy and best leathers, solid and lifetime built, most comfortable – this is what i call LIFE TIME GEAR! in germany you get WHITE’S BOOTS at the BOOTERY at VATER&SOHN in hamburg, germany. pics | LTG

SEMI DRESS BULLHIDE
date of buying | new 2007
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | chocolate brown bullhide
pull loop | no
hardware | antique eyelets & hooks
laces | nylon
sole | vibram #700
half slip | yes
heel base | curve
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard, leather, brown
toe design | plain toe
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | classic work boot
made in USA

BOOT OF THE DAY | #176 | VIBERG PULL ON SHORT SHIFT WESTERN BOOT

very nice and extraordinary. can’t remember seeing such a short shift western pull on boot made by VIBERG. looks very classic and smart, 8″ short, round toe, tan suede HORWEEN leather fitted with a VIBRAM #705. available at EMPTYGARAGE, japan … where else than japan?! i think this boot will get a great look when it is rugged down. pics | emptygarage


LIFE TIME GEAR @ AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION & LAMBCHOP

saturday evening was great: at first PETER and me visited UWE c/o AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION at his office in frankfurt/main, germany, and after that we all joined together the LAMBCHOP concert. first of all the concert was really nice, sometimes very low, but exciting by the same way. KURT WAGNER’s voice is catchy – you just have listen to! AWESOME. but the songs from their actual longplayer “MR. M”, dedicated to the band’s died friend VIC CHESSNUT, are so sad and you feel deep devotional. but before PETER and me discovered UWE’s mens playground: the AMTRAQ office. we could have stayed there for hours. the office interior is so tastefully. UWE was explaining his stuff, me i checked and tried one piece after another, pizza, beer, good music …just perfect! over all TELLASON denim and the DEHEN1920 stuff fascinated me most. great stuff! but don’t forget MAKR, TANNER GOODS, TOPO DESIGN and SPORTSWEAR REG. UWE, you did a good selection, a lot of new and exciting stuff for german men shops and outfitters. pics | lLambchop faz.net | LTG

 UWE MAIER,AMTRAQ DISTRIBUTION

me, trying a DEHEN jacket while taking photos


 peter z., master of text

 KURT WAGNER in frankfurt/main, unionhalle

3 guys, 3 different boots: VIBERG, ALDEN & WHITE’S


NIGEL CABOURN | SAMPLE SALE

today i got a newsletter by SUPERDENIM that on the 09th of june there will be a sample sale
featuring treasures from NIGEL CABOURN and VIBERG’s archives & samples – interesting
because there’ll be more than 100 products. with this newsletter i got some pics which give just a
small impression of NIGEL’s brilliant work. great to watch at. my absolute fav and must-have is
the blue camouflage cameraman jacket – KILLER! pics |  superdenim