Red Wing leather work gloves:
I´ve been yesterday for a quick visit to Munich and as most of the time visited Burghard Pflug´s Gasoline Alley. Hard to leave his shop without finding something. This time I got a pair of Red Wing leather work gloves. With the right jacket or trousers a man hardly needs gloves but sometimes I wished I had one. So they had to be constructed well and this pair fitted my requirements as I can say now.
- Thick cowhide leather
- Reinforced patch on palm and thumb
- A leather which will develop nicely by it´s use in time
First of all the sad stuff, they are made in China since about 8 years an no loger in the USA. But except from that they are a classic item you need to have. The design is mainly unchanged since 100 years now, if that doesn´t speaks a language. I was giving away two of them one to a friend and one to my sister and theyboth love them. With my friend, “where is Stanley” turned out to be a common phrase and I envied him for “Stanley”. My sister uses “Stanley” even as a part of self defense kit when walking home at night from work.
The main reason I did not by one, was that I already have a similar size steel one. But you have to understand that Stanleys have got a kind of a soul. With their look, their handle and the performance to burn your moth on the content even after 12 hours. So I´m a happy owner of one as well now. Welcome to the club! Try it out, give a good friend one as a present and see how long you last before you buy your own or beg him for a greenish present with a handle.
Bremerhaven – Harbour:
Visiting my sister in Bremerhaven, I had to see the harbour with it´s ships and shipyards. The peak time of the shipbuiling in Bremerhaven is long gone. With incredible efficiency even the huge containerships are unloaded and reloaded within a day or two, so not too many sailors or hookers in town. But some remains of the glory times are still there and tried to be preserved.
Amtraq Distribution Stall – Bread and Butter 2013:
Amazing what Brands our friends from Amtraq Distribution pesented at the Bread and Butter. Knowing some brands they distribute already, I was overwhelmed to see a lot of new companies there like: Golden Bear, Fidelity, Reds, Rancourt, Croots and not to forget Feinschmuck.
Berlin belt buckle – Berlin Gürtel & Platz der Luftbrücke monument:
Just in front of the Berlin Tempelhof Airport there is the Platz der Luftbrücke with its monument. When we walked by to the Bread and Butter fair, I realized that the patina of the Berlin Feinschmuck Gürtel/belt goes quite well with it.
RT N’ 44s + Rising Sun Jeans:
What a great band, as a music rookie my first thought was they got something from Johnny Cash, then came in the washboard and the banjo.
RT has stated that RT N’ THE 44s was born out of “an attempt to make listenable music from junk”. They have been described as a “vintage country band with dark obsessions”. Later by searching for more tracks I found this video above where they are dressed by Rising Sun Jeans. What a perfect they team they form. Rising Sun & Co. slogan is:
Tailor made indigo goods, & workwear capturing the optimistic spirit of America´s golden age of craftsmanship.
I saw the Rising Sun Straight Razor collection last year in Munich and I´m happy to see them in Berlin this week. Thanks Frederik for sharing this band with us.