RISING SUN MFG CO. | RANCH HAND DUCK JACKET RAW INDIGO DENIM

another perfect piece for spring. too long this jacket was hanging without use brand new in my cupboard. now it’s time to rock it to get the stiffness out of the denim. this jacket has a lot of wonderful details. especially the brown duck inserts at the pockets, end of the sleeves and at the waist i love so much. it has a vintage fit, pleated front, patch pockets and a buckle back. what a nice classic piece. i got this jacket from volls.de – check the AMTRAQ page to find a RISING SUN dealer near you. pics | LTG

 


GITMAN VINTAGE | NAUTICAL PATTERNED SHIRTS – SPRING IS COMING

time to put the short sleeved shirts in front of the cupboard – it is getting warmer and warmer day by day here in middle germany. especially these four GITMAN VINTAGE shirts with their nautical prints i love so much. the dark blue ones with the ships and the bandana-like-pattern from the SS 2013 collection are much more heavy than the lightweight poplin shirts i got from volls.de last week. these two are so nice because of their old school nautical pattern. all new GITMAN stuff will be online @ volls.de the next days. the site will be relaunched soon with all the new stuff – check it. pics | LTG

10 MUST-HAVE-X-MAS-PRESENTS | #06 | BELTS FROM DUKES VINTAGE ARTISAN @ VOLLS.DE

since years i wear these belts made by DUKES VINTAGE ARTISAN: 24/7. all belts i bought at volls.de. KLAUS was one of the first dealers offering these beautiful stuff. this is what he says about: “Dukes finest Vintage stands for selected, unique and handmade originals. The collection is a very exclusive range of extremely rare belts. After selecting and cleaning each belt with special composed leather lotions all emboss and paint is applied. Every step to produce these character loaded originals is done by around 200 handmade steps to guarantee a unique and authentic vintage lovers item.” yes. here some pics of my own belts and the top #04 of belts you can order @ volls.de or to put on your xmas wishlist. pics | volls.de | LTG 

LTG’s top #04 @ volls.de

LTG’s DUKES belts


PASSION FRANCE OR “SPOILT FOR CHOICE – WHICH KNIFE WILL BE MINE …”

yesterday evening i went to PASSION FRANCE with OLLI THE BARBER, KLAUS, c/o VOLLS and UWE E. MAIER c/o AMTRAQ. we went there because UWE got a gift coupon from us when he celebrated his 50 birthday this year to choose a knife @ PASSION FRANCE. WOLFGANG & SABINE received us in their showroom and it was so amazing. damn: so many knives, one nicer than the other. WOLFGANG & SABINE told us all the details and stories about the different types of french knives. it was so exciting and it was really difficult for UWE to decide which knife he should take. at least it was a classical LAGUIOLE – a pretty one. good choice UWE, have fun with your knife! pics | LTG


PATTERNED SUMMER SHIRTS

the weather forecast told us, that there will be rain and thunderstorms today in middle germany and that the next days will be about 20°C. okay, there was some rain and low winds that blow the 37°C from this morning away. for 1 hour we have had about 22°C, and now at 5 PM it is nearly 30°C again. so the next days i think it’s good to know some colored short sleeved shirts in the cupboard. here some of my favorites. as you see: i love patterned shirts. pics | LTG

IRON AND RESIN | Peter Fields

REYN SPOONER

vintage DUKE KAHANAMOKU hawaiin shirt

GITMAN BROTHERS VINTAGE | volls.de

vintage  HILO HATTIES, the hawaiin original

REYN SPOONER


JOHNSON MOTORS INC | DENIM VEST

what a great piece i found yesterday @ volls.de. last year i saw the JOMO denim stuff the first time at summer BREAD & BUTTER, berlin, and i was really excited about the vest and the jackets … and i knew that i will take the vest when it arrives at the stores. love the two different colors of this really dark blue nearly black raw denim stuff. as we know from JOMO all stuff is MADE IN THE USA. time to rock this stiff piece. pics | LTG

last year at the JOHNSON MOTORS BOOTH, BREAD & BUTTER


“DRECKIG BLEIBEN” … STAY DIRTY … EAU DE PARFUM

when i saw KLAUS c/o volls.de this monday, he gave me DRECKIG BLEIBEN to smell. KLAUS knows that i prefer intensive heavy weight insence parfums – no wonder i come from a very catholic region … so i tried DRECKIG BLEIBEN. the first impression: great! it is not frankincense i smell, but it is heavy and very smoky – good. the makers of this parfum describe the fragrance like this: “DRECKIG BLEIBEN opens with a harmonious note drawn of bergamot from Calabria, neroli oil from Tunisia, Sicilian mandarin and Chinese ginger. Its heart brings together the scents of the smoky oil of the cistus, of gurjum oil and of elemi, the oil of the balsam tree. The base consists of earthy cedarwood, the oil of the guaiacum tree, sandalwood and vanilla.” very masculine. the smell turns after some hours into a smooth nearly sweet fragrance, really exciting. the flacon is very nice too. the wooden top is handmade from centuries-old wood, won from timber-framed houses. and really practicable: it is double closed with a classic spray flacon. interesting, the maker of the fragance MARK BUXTON worked for COMME DES GARCONS who still make one of my absolutely favorite fragrances the SERIES 3 INCENSE. more about DRECKIG BLEIBEN, the idea, the people behind check dreckigbleiben.com. it is available at volls.de. not online yet, but soon. and hurry up, DRECKIG BLEIBEN is limited to 999 pieces! made in france. pics | LTG


CARHARTT HERITAGE @ VOLLS.DE

last monday i could take a peek at the new SS2013 CARHARTT HERITAGE collection at VOLLS, darmstadt. really nice stuff. i saw it yet at the CARHARTT-WIP but seeing, touching and feeling it live it’s another thing: a well done collection. it’s the first time KLAUS ordered CARHARRT HERITAGE and i think it will be successful: wonderful products for affordable prices. the stuff is online nowpics | product shots: volls.de, people shots: carhartt-wip



LTG FAVORITES #94 | DEPECHE MODE >> LIVE 2013

before it’s getting boring, here is the last post about a birthday present to me. it’s time to finish! KLAUS c/o volls.de gave me this great present: DEPECHE MODE LIVE 2013 in frankfurt, germany. maybe some of you call me crazy because of my music taste, the different styles i like. but it’s the same with life, the moods, the feelings … sometimes i like to hear STEVE EARLE or TOWNES VAN ZANDT, 2 hours later i prefer D:A:D and in the afternoon SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. and before ending an office day DPECHE MODE. it is like it is … i hate standing still, always living, doing or hearing the same things, like a conditioned scheme. DM i hear more than 30 years. they are one of my absolute favorite bands. i love the voice of DAVE GAHAN. i love the sounds. and i love the new album DELTA MACHINE. i read this headline over a review of the new album and it is perfect: “delta blues meets man machine”. thx KLAUS to join this great party in FFM with you! pics & vids | © DEPECHE MODE

RED WING SHOES | NEW ROUND TOE OXFORDS 8051 8052

i think a lot of you saw these so beautiful oxfords at past blogs from the RWS shops or the blogger community after last years fairs. but today i got some official photos from the RED WING HERITAGE  EUROPE central that i must show you. great shots. here the informations from RWS about the shoes: “Red Wing Heritage has just released a few new round toe oxfords for the Spring/Summer 2013 Heritage Work Collection available in Black Star (8051) and Brick Settler (8052). Inspired by the sports,  dress and work styles of Red Wing oxfords released in the 1930’s the round toe oxford is the perfect combination of work and play. The smooth grain Settler leather (8052) accentuates beauty marks like scars and scratches with a distinctive luster,  contrasting with the full grain Blackstar leather (8051),  which has been finished to provide a uniform appearance and color while providing resistance to water,  stains and perspiration.” by reading LTG blog you know that i am a great oxford fan and so i just reserved a pair 8052 at volls.de – i just phoned with KLAUS when the RWS mail came in. pics |  Red Wing Heritage Europe