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Ceccarelli waxed cotton and down coat

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Ceccarelli waxed cotton and down coat style 7005

One of my favorite highlights 2014 and I finally closed one gap in my wardrobe. The Ceccarelli waxed cotton and down coat with a hood called Style 7005.  My pea coat by Armor Lux was never warm enough when it´s really cold. A Barbor Jacket can be worn with a thick woolen Pullover but I rarely do this. Most down jackets are made from some kind of Nylon, close to a fire or a cigarette and you got a hole in it – nevertheless you look like a Micheline figure.

So when I saw this Jacket at the Amtraq Distribution PortfolioI knew I have to have it. It is made of high class thick waxed cotton, goose down (90/10) YKK heavy duty brass zippers and superb constructed and crafted and with well thought of details. See the leather reenforced buttons or the pull cord with the leather stopper and particularly the “cosy” lined pockets and cuffs.

It´s not a jacket its a coat about 3/4 so its even good to wear when cycling. No kidneys or back is exposed and gets cold. So from my side a great brand which definitely should get your attention  and Amtraq Distributed Stockists are already being delivered with Manifattura Ceccarelli goods.

A last comment to this jackets and goods produced by M.C.
They might look familiar to you be-cause M.C, designed and produced for Filson Europe for more than 10 years and is also producing for Pendelton.

 

 

Tellason Sheffield Raw Denim 16.5 oz

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Exactly 2 years ago I got my first Tellason Jean the Ankara in 14.75 oz, and now there is a time for a change. Or at least to start to break in a new pair of Jeans. Thanks to Amtraq and Tellason for this great new pair. The Ankara needs some patching in the crouch area which probably was caused by cycling quite a lot. Apart from that there is a lot of life in them, but quite sad to realize some time they will just fall apart ( and I do not will use them as a underwear ;-).

The reason I choose the Sheffield in favor to the Ankara was just to try a slightly different cut. The Sheffield is quite the same pattern as the Ankara with enough space for having a comfortable fit for guys with bigger legs and a bit more tampered to the end. The 16.5 oz fabric woven by White Oak Cone Mills Denim for Tellason fells like a tank but I might have forgotten how the 14.75 oz felt at the beginning. I´m really looking forward to see the development of this pair after the first wash – which won´t take too long since muddy dogs or myself are quite good in not avoiding dirt to well.

 

Stählemühle open day 2014

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Stählemühle open day 2014

Luckily we made our reservation for this great event way in advance. Only every two years you have the chance to visit this great place of Spirits. Just the images tell enough to say it was a perfect event with superb presentation of the Stählemühle by Christoph Keller in Eigeltingen-Münchhöf and his team.

A glimpse into the vintage crypt of Red Wing Frankfurt

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A glimpse into the vintage crypt of Red Wing Frankfurt

Yesterday I had the chance to get a glimpse into the vintage crypt of the oldest Red Wing store in Europe. Kami Hashemi the owner took the time at the Munson Ranger 8012 release party to guide me trough his personal Red Wing Collection. Some of the oldest Charles Beckmans, Pecos, Moc-Toes and Frankfurter are lined up there. Another personal highlight was to have a look of a Red Wing Catalogue dated back to 1949. The new Munson Ranger is amazing I can tell, but for more on that head over to Life Time Gear he will post soon.

Impressions Bread & Butter Summer 2014

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Impressions Bread & Butter Summer 2014

I attended with Feinschmuck the Bread & Butter Summer 2014 and was part of the Amtraq Dist. stand in the Fire Department area. A great event with so many good brands. Unfortunately I did not have the time to wander around and take more images. Here just a quick glimpse into some of the brands I was close to or really caught my eye.

Another hand sewn Leather Tote Bag

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Another hand sewn Leather Tote Bag

I just finished a improved version of my leather tote bag. First of all the leather is a bit darker and has even more character. Then I extended the length of the straps a bit. The major change went trough the inner pocket. It is now out of the same material as the other bag. I added 2 loops to hold a pen and a bigger Mont Blanc pen or Kaweco (or a mini maglite) and as well a pocket for a small knife.

Thanks to my friends of Passion France to equip me with some of the nicest pocket knifes France has to offer. Not only can I offer the Douk Douk or a Sujet various knifes from Thiers, Laguiole and St-Martin are on stock now. 

On the 2nd last image you see a scar on the hide. I did choose to not hide it or cut around it. Leather is a natural material which should be treated with respect and care. The scar adds character to the bag and let us memorize that it was actually from a living creature which has its life and accidents. (since the scar is hardly a fraction of a millimeter deep, rather just on the surface, it won´t seriously harm the strength of the bag).