TELLASON LADBROKE GROVE 18OZ SELVEDGE DENIM

You all know that I am addicted to TELLASON. And I am so happy and satisfied with my beloved pairs of Gustave styles in different ounces, but, damn, this piece of denim Uwe E. Maier c/o Amtraq Distribution gave me last week is the best. I love this “Ladbroke Grove”, named after a quarter of London where The Clash frontman Joe Strummer grew up, slim tapered fit in 18oz pink selvedge denim from the mill Collect Kojima in Japan from the first wear on. What a perfect fit with this 18oz.! It is a limited edition made for the 10th anniversary of Tellason (TEN), made in San Francisco, Cal., USA. So special, because only 150 pieces were produced and just 115 pieces were shipped to Europe. And me I am a lucky one … because I got one! Be fast to get one of the 114 that are left … Get your pair at VMC Originals, Zürich, or ask Amtraq Distr. for more stockists ›› mail@amtraq.com. This is not just another piece of Life Time Gear … no, it is a really special piece of Life Time Gear!!!

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JACK/KNIFE | REVERSIBLE JACKETS PART I: COTTON TWILL & INDIGO TWEED

he guys, hope you have had a good start into 2015! showing this wonderful JACK/KNIFE jacket is a great start for LIFE TIME GEAR blog into this new year. there are 2 different models. i will start with the “COTTON TWILL & INDIGO TWEED” reversible version. as all J/K products these jackets are highly limited. i even don’t know if they are sold completely right now. the reversible COTTON TWILL & INDIGO TWEED jacket is made of hemp and wool blend indigo speckled tweed, woven in England, and 10oz khaki twill woven in USA. the authentic natural wood buttons are hand carved. about the construction: both sides have an everlasting 3 pocket design, single needle detail work on pockets include tack reinforcement, high stitch count and 100% lockstitch construction throughout. for sure the jackets are designed, patterned, cut and sewn at the JACK/KNIFE studio in california, usa. tomorrow i will show you the “DENIM & WOOL” reversible jacket. the jackets are exclusively available at the following stores – no online sales:
VMC / Zürich
Burg u Schild / Berlin
Vater u Sohn / Hamburg
The Lowdown on Denim / Wien
B74 / Frankfurt
Sfaar/ Tallinn
pics // LTG & JACK/KNIFE

JACK/KNIFE | HUNTING VESTS IN CAMEL & INDIGO DUCK CANVAS

guys, it’s time to hurry up because these f***ing nice vests are now available in strictly limited numbers in just a few stores. what an awesome stuff – and everything is made by hand: designed, patterned, cut & sewn at the JACK/KNIFE workshop in SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. the duck canvas comes from MOUNT VERNON MILLS in georgia, YKK copper burr and washer rivets with oxidized double pronged donut hole buttons – everything sourced in USA. 100% single-needle lockstitch construction, cotton twill wrapped seams for reinforcement. thx KAMI that you bring us this phantastic and special rare stuff to europe with B74 SELECTED GOODS DISTRIBUTION. the list of the stores where you can get the vests is short. ATTENTION – no online sales:
VMC / Zürich
Burg u Schild / Berlin
Vater u Sohn / Hamburg
The Lowdown on Denim / Wien
B74 / Frankfurt
Sfaar/ Tallinn
i am really happy to own both of these unique pieces. there are some limited reversible jackets too, i will post later. have a merry xmas guys. pics | LTG 

RED WING SHOES GO GERMAN TV | “TATORT” COP WEARS 8131

TATORT” is cult in germany. since decades every sunday at 20:15 after TAGESSCHAU a new episode of this crime TV series is coming up. only in summer there is a break and ARD shows us replays from the last years. last sunday this break was over and they showed us the second episode with commissars FLÜCKIGER alias STEFAN GUBSER and LIZ RITSCHARD alias DELIA MAYER. today 20 – yes, TWENTY – different cops and teams clear up every sunday in 20 different locations and cities criminal cases. but no one of them was wearing RED WINGS before. cop FLÜCKIGER does it last sunday. a brand new #8131. it was unusual but cool to see these boots 90 minutes walking and running on the screen. i am really curios about the fact if the RED WINGS were chosen by STEFAN GUBSER himself or his film team. you can watch the complete TATORT “HANDLAGE MIT AUSSICHT” with FLÜCKINGER @ www.daserste.de. below you can see my vintage 8131

ps: ROGER from VMC told me that they’ve dressed FLÜCKIGER. damn, and i thought about asking ROGER if they have something to do with the equipment of the TATORT crew – i should have done so. pics | ARD, LTG

LIFE TIME GEAR JOINS BEER, BIKES & BURGERS @ BURG & SCHILD

after a long day @ BBB i went to BURG & SCHILDS “BEER, BIKES & BURGERS” party. it was a must go. the days before i went home straight after the BB show, got something to eat, did some posts … ready to sleep of – rien ne va plus. but joining BB&B party was a must. and it was really, really nice there despite the f***ing weather we had while standing in front of the shop. it was so heavy raining, stormy and  thundery this evening, that f.ex. KLAUS from volls.de couldn’t take of to frankfurt. he was sitting 4 hours at the airport. it’s a pitty that he couldn’t join the party with us. we all got so wet that at point even it doesn’t matter at all. the mood was perfect! i met a lot of wonderful people and some great contacts. for more pictures check the BURG & SCHILD site! pics | LIFE TIME GEAR 

KAY, BURG & SCHILD

VMC Guys ROGER HATT (left) and FREDDY. they are what COOL means in person!
MAX (left) and the “ITALIEN MAN I COULDN’T UNDERSTAND” … (sorry, i do not know his name!)

FREDERIK JOHANSSON from great SIVLETTO & UNIONVILLE shops

SHANE BURG & SCHILD

„OLI from ILLINGEN”, BREMERICH JEANS, illingen 1934

MARC Z.

 KAY c/o BURG & SCHILD and MIKE HODIS from THE RISING SUN MFG CO, LA

MIKE’s awesome boots made by JULIAN boots

the guys from TANNER GOODS: SAM (left) and JEVAN

from left to right: UWE c/o AMTRAQ, DAN GENCO from great SHWOOD and 
BANDIT BLOGGER #2 aka LIFE TIME GEAR