LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 28 | VINTAGE DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS

Put these pretty rugged DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS out of one of my large boot storage boxes in the basement. It is time to wear some western boots again … and damn, these are so nice: what a great patina. The leather was treated as it was: so irregular in its colors with so many different structures. The boots were a bit dry of a longtime storage so I decided to treat them with MUSTANG PASTE knowing that they will get a bit darker – a very nice colorway too. So – it is time to boot on … pics | LTG

VINTAGE DURANGO WEST STOVEPIPE BOOTS
date of buying | brought them from the states with me in the year 2000
size | 10 D …  i wear all my western boots 1/2 sized up
height | 13 inch
leather | calf or bullhide
leather color | tan
pull loops | yes
sole | resoled with a new name rubber sole
heel height | 1,6 inch
insole | leather insole
steel toe | NO
category | western / biker boot
made in the USA

the left one is treated with MUSTANG PAST – right one untreated .. like in the following pics

Form here on both boots are treated with MUSTANG PASTE

 

THE IRON HEART HAIRLINE DUCK WESTERN SHIRT & THE HICKORY STRIPE WORK SHIRT

i just own 3 IRON HEART shirts and i love these so much. after some stiffness when wearing the 11 and 12oz shirts the first times, they got smoother and smoother and meanwhile i am so satisfied of best fit and a great comfort feeling. and i think, that these will never be broken down – life time gear – what a great quality. the care isn’t a problem: cold wash, inside out and taking at once out of the wash machine when ready you don’t even need to iron it. no shrinking, nothing. these shirts are made in japan and have a lot of nice details you can check up in the photos. in fall i wore the shirts as a jacket, sometimes combined with a vest depending on the weather conditions. here i combined the shirts with deadstock indigo duck canvas JACK/KNIFE hunting vest and a JOE McCOy bandana. the shirts and the bandana are available @ volls.de and the vest is from B-74, frankfurt, germanypics | LTG



IRON HEART NEW F/W2014 STUFF @ VOLLS.DE

some more pics from my visit 2 days ago @ VOLLS. beside the new SPIEWAK stuff i showed you yesterday @ LTG i took some pics of the some new IRON HEART stuff for the upcoming winter season. but there is much more classic IRON HEART stuff in the shop than i shot, but i love these colorful 12oz ultra heavy flannel western shirts so much. KLAUS told me that the stuff will be online soon @ volls.de. have a nice weekend! pics | LTG

 


VINTAGE MILITARY BUTTON SHIRT by LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING

this shirt is from the time when LVC invested much love and time in unique pieces. certainly made in usa! i found this shirt yesterday in a storage box while looking for an old western shirt. i think i bought it about 2002 for my wife and it was so f***ing expensive but special. when i interpret the numbers on the label print correctly the shirt was made in august 2001 (08/01). i remember where i bought it: at HECKMANN in DARMSTADT, GERMANY, who sold a lot of genius LVC stuff at this time. i think to remember some one told me that MADONNA wore this shirt on stage. anyway it is so well done and has so many details to check. wonderful un-countable pearly buttons, push buttons with engraved LS&CO S.F., perfect vintage color irregularities in faded blue, tan, grey and yellow, different sorts of seams in different colors … AWESOME. i think i should frame the shirt and hang it up in my office … beside, my wife never wore the shirt; she thought it was too showy, too crazy.  pics | LTG

 

 

 

 

VINTAGE LEVI’S RED JEANS FOUND | PART I “BILLY BOB”

i was searching for one of my vintage western shirts. so some days ago i was checking up one of some big ZARGES storage boxes in the basement, where i have a lot of clothes parked. stuff i won’t wear at the moment or i am just collecting like vintage western shirts and boots, work boots, denim, t-shirts … so i found 2 more than 10 years old LEVI’S RED jeans. i was so surprised how detailed these where made. today i will show you this very rare “BILLY BOB”. no selvedge, classic straight leg, a lot of zigzag stitched details, suspender buttons, … tomorrow i will continue with my LEVIS’S RED “THE HOLDEN”. maybe i will find the original suspenders till tomorrow … and damn, LEVI’S RED isn’t payable today. check the prices @ LNCC … unbelievable, there isn’t a pant under 650 €. pics | LTG



MUSHROOM EMBROIDERY DENIM WESTERN SHIRT | BY LEVI’S VINTAGE CLOTHING

damn, what a wonderful shirt! found this @ GOODHOOD store in GB. love the naive mushroom embroidery combination with this classic 1955 SAWTOOTH denim western shirt. for those who did not know: “SAWTOOTH” comes from “ the distinct pocket flaps that resemble the teeth of an old-fashioned saw blade”. the shirt features: 100% Cotton, 2 Chest Pockets,Distinctive ‘Sawtooth’ Pocket Flaps, Authentic Western Yoke Detailing, Pearl Snap Buttons, ‘Levi’s Western Wear’ Label, Mushroom Motif Embroidery on Placket,  Pockets and the Rear, it is Slim Fit … pics | goodhood

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