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Eat - Travel - Collect, why be-cause! Eat - it is not just essential Travel - it is the university of life, Collect - what is important for you.

Beckwing / Red Wing 9051 Resole by Ingo Keller

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Beckwing / Red Wing 9051 Resole by Ingo Keller

I just got back my run down Red Wings 9051 Boots / Beckwings from Ingo Keller aka. Schuhgott for a resole. I have to say they came back far better than how they were, even when new. Just look at the finish of the heel. He recreated the heel and put a Daimite sole on them. Excellent job Ingo, highly recommended craftsman.

 

Vollkorn – full grain distillate by Schmidt & Sons

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Vollkorn – full grain distillate by Schmidt & Sons

I was able to finally try the brand new Distillate by Eugen Schmidt Söhne and decided I had to have a bottle of this fine one afterwards. It is made out of various full grains from the south german region, a special “soft” water and great distillery skills to bring out a taste of grain, flour, bread “into the bottle”. With it´s 40% alcohol it´s still a soft and mild spirit absolutely worth a try and beyond comparison to the typical german “Korn”.  Check out the website which will show more info soon: http://www.voll-korn.de

 

Bucket Bag “Gloria” cognac leather

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Bucket Bag “Gloria” cognac veg. tanned leather

Quite for some month I´ve been designing and redesigning this bucket bag in my head. Last week I finally hand sew the “Gloria” for my sister Gloria after we discussed her requirements. A magazine (about DIN A4) should definitely fit in and I extended the size even a bit to store a 13 inch Macbook inside. A bespoke leatherpatch with one of her favorite slogans “no guts no glory” makes the bag even more unique. The bag is still at my leather workshop but it will get handed over to her tomorrow. The bag was completely sewn by hand and saddle stitched with two needles so it´s really handmade (not “handmade” by operating a sewing machine with the hands). The Leather is probably the most eco friendly certified leather you can buy in Germany/Europe. The tannery is located in the south of Germany and the hides are from cows from the alpine region close by as well. For me it´s an important thing to support the local tanneries and craftsmen as i hope my clients do as well. The size of the bag is approx. 35 x 25 x 15 cm. Inquiries about the bucket bag via my website.

Natural Indigo Scarfs by Indigo People

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Natural Indigo Scarfs by Indigo People

Probably the first time I came saw the first natural indigo dyed scarf was at “The Low Show” in Amsterdam about half a year ago. Since then I regretted to not have been able to obtain one. By luck I found Kiat from Indigopeople and his natural indigo dyed scarfs. I contacted him and he was kind enough to sent me the Otobe and the Abira scarf be-cause i was not really sure which one I like more. Honestly I still don´t know. Both are really nice masterpieces with a “basic” traditional ikat pattern made by a master artisan. While the Otobe is a much bigger an thicker scarf, the Abira is of a thinner material. So actually both have a bit of their “advantages” regarding the style you plan to wear them or the season. I will probably have a bit of a hard time to decide which one will be my favorite one. Thanks Kiat for the great and quick service and I´m really looking forward how the scarf will look like, after it´s worn for a while to develop it´s unique look.

 

Alexander von Bronewski Manufaktur – Photoshooting

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Alexander von Bronewski Manufaktur – Photoshooting with Mia Feline / Goldenfox

This week I got a visit at my workshop from the Photographer Mia Feline – Goldenfox.
She spent a day with me and Tillmann to capture me working (an Tillmann waiting to finally going to play Frisbee) on various products eg. a Clutch Bag, a Tote Bag, a Belt and a leather covered Flask. Im very happy with the results and for sure this will not be the last time we work with Mia and Goldenfox.

 

Yugoslavian Military Leather belt – refurbished

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After some decades this Yugoslavian military leather belt needed some care

Recently a friend of mine sent me this beauty. For me this Yugoslavian Army leather belts are monuments. The leather they used and the way they saddle stitched and how, is a lecture. Its a mass produced piece a leather craftsman or a collector should take time to examine and try to understand why they did it that way.  After some decades of use and storage the linen thread just broke. So I dissembled the belt to its parts, treated the leather with neat food oil to condition it, and saddle stitched it. To give the 18/5 Barbour linen thread an more vintage look fitting the belt, I soaked it in blacktea before I put the beeswax on it.

A fine example how classic and durable design, crafted the right way and using the right materials can last decades. Such a piece is definitely worth the effort to expand its lifetime.