“STAY BEARDED” SNAPBACK CAP | by THE OLD STREET BARBER CO

I hate this f***ing and senseless discussion about having a beard or not, and even more talking about  being a hipster because having a beard … ??? A beard is just a beard! A sign of manliness, something you live with, something you have to care about … a part of you. I just feel sorry for those, who wear a beard as a sign of fashion or trend. Me, I wear different beard forms since the early 90s, but never without since this time. Everything started with a typical „GRUNGE” beard and I asserted that my head looked a bit smaller with it – an optical decision for the first time. I tried a lot of beard styles from the mustache over a “Coop” to this full beard today, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer, sometimes fuller, sometimes straight. So my devise is: “STAY BEARDED” and show the world that your beard however it looks like is YOUR statement, YOUR statement of personality and not a f***ing fashion trend. I was so happy when I found this great snapback at the THE OLD STREET BARBER CO website. They do grooming products for bearded men. I will test these soon. The caps are limited editions. At the flat peak I am working on, because I don’t like this style so much. It is high quality made, THE OLD STREET BARBER CO labeled inside and the 3D “STAY BEARDED” embroidery is awesome. And great they give me 2 pins with the caps that made my day already! pics | LTG

 

 

WOODEN BEARD COMBS, OILS & MORE | by THE ORIGINAL BIG RED BEARD COMBS

Some weeks ago my friend OLIVER WENKEL send me pics of wooden combs – maybe something interesting for LTG blog. And for sure I had to check up this stuff from “THE ORIGINAL BIG RED BEARD COMBS”. What i found @ their site was awesome! A lot of nice beard combs, oils, balms and other necessaries for the man with a hairy face. Everything designed so f***in’ nice. The consequence? I own 2 new beard combs and I am testing 2 new beard oils which make me happy every morning i use one of these. The combs are not only beautiful but great to handle too. So lightweight and so nice to touch. And they work perfect – it was never so easy to treat the beard. My sailor jerry style pin up girl engraved comb No.9 is “crafted with a laminated technology, which ensures that your comb is made as tough as possible. The comb is made from a total of five layers,  with the two inner layers running perpendicular to the face layers to add rigidity and strength to the teeth and body of the comb. With this process we’ve drastically increased the strength to ensure your comb will be around for quite some time.” The combs are made from Canadian wood cut down by Lumberjacks. No plastic here only 100% all natural lumber and believe me: You’ll feel the difference. And Oliver, thx for the hint again. pics | LTG

WOODEN iPhone Case & iPad DOCKS | by WOODCESSOIRES

Maybe you say, “Oh no, just another wooden iPhone case” … No, the products from WOODCESSOIRES are much nicer and more “nature touched” than all the wooden stuff i saw before for Iphone and Co: by watching at and touching. Especially the iPad ECOSTAND is an awesome, easy done wooden block which works best. Always a pleasure to put the iPad in it. That’s about the wood they guys @ WOODCESSOIRES use: “After all it’s the nature of our HARDWOOD that creates the beauty. It’s also why we love our profession. It is the base to our daily work. The way it dries and changes with the seasons  how it reacts to tools and traditional finishing is MATCHLESS. Combined with our yearlong experience it turns to something AMAZING. We mainly work with SHIPWOOD wood that is older than our grandparents wood that has seen many seas and from which every piece knows to tell his very OWN HISTORY.” All stuff is handcrafted and made in germany. Also the prices are great. Check their site: www.woodcessories.com . The WOODCESSOIRES range offers stuff for all actual iPhones and iPads. pics | lifetimegear

JACK/KNIFE | REVERSIBLE JACKETS PART II: MELTON WOOL & DEADSTOCK JAPANESE SELVEDGE DENIM

sorry for delay! it doesn’t took one day to show the other great reversible JACK/KNIFE jacket but a week. too much work, a f***ing cold … but here it is: the second J/K jacket made of 12oz. linen japanese selvedge denim and 13oz melton navy wool. i loved the touch of this piece when i had it at my office for taking the photos – just great. the buttons are so nice: hand carved and dyed for 3 times in indigo for a rich deep blue that will patina over time to reveal the natural ash wood look. the construction is 100 % the same as the J/K tweed jacket: a real reversible jacket that features vereything for both ways of carrying. no more words about the strictly limitation – you know this …
but again the shops you maybe can get this wonderful jacket:

pics // LTG & JACK/KNIFE



 


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

1941 CHRYSLER ROYAL TOWN AND COUNTRY “BARRELBACK” STATION WAGON

what a nice found. this 1941 CHRYLER is to nice for the streets … damn, imagine if some hits this awesome jewel on wheels?! the “BARRELBACK” will be on auction at RM lot 232 at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 16 th of january 2015. for more details please check the RM AUCTIONS site. pics | © RM AUCTIONS



 

 


SHWOOD WOODEN EYEWEAR @ KLAR DARMSTADT, GERMANY

what a surprise when AKRAM owner of KLAR in darmstadt, germany, called me up that he got his first delivery from SHWOOD. i like these wooden frames handmade in portland, usa, from the first moment on i saw them. so yesterday i went to KLAR and checked the frames. it was the first time i could try and touch them – lightweight and best handmade stuff: amazing. and the best is, that it is possible to put optical glasses into the frames up to 4 diopter. very nice the PENDLETON x SHWOOD collaboration frame with this special spectacle case. beside AKRAM did a really nice decoration of his shop window: woooooooood. tasty! hope the folks here will honor AKRAM’s courage to sell SHWOOD downtown darmstadt. i checked the retailer list at shwood’s website and except KLAR there are just two shops in berlin selling SHWOOD in germany. pics | LTG


“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


SHWOOD HANDCRAFTED WOODEN EYEWEAR GOES STONE

f*** exciting! check the nice video below – what a great idea is this?! just 200 pairs of these limited “STONE COLLECTION” frames were made. here is what SHWOOD themselves say to the new frames: “Fusing genuine slate with premium Birch wood, the new Stone Collection is our most innovative product yet. Hand-poured pewter inlays complete the look, striking the perfect balance between rugged and refined, as we continue our perpetual quest to experiment with nature. Each pair comes packaged with a custom felt pouch with embroidered leather patch.” it is a pity that SHWOOD eyewear doesn’t fit optical glasses. pics & video | SHWOOD

The Stone Collection by Shwood from Shwood Eyewear on Vimeo.

WOODEN BOW TIES by TWO GUYS’ BOW TIES

as a bow tie lover the stuff off TWO GUYS’ BOW TIES is something special to me. when i first saw the wooden pieces i did not know what to think. on the one hand i thought: great idea and certainly good looking on the other hand i asked me if a wooden bow tie maybe looks to static. but after seeing the sample pics with worn wooden bow ties i must tell you: they look great! there are much more styles at TWO GUYS’ BOW TIES – take a peak! pics | TWO GUYS’ BOW TIES