Whilst being at the Amtraq stall with Feinschmuck, I had a lot of chances to examine the wide range of products handmade by Croots in England. They have widened their product range a lot, included new colors and offering Horween leather on some bags instead of English bridle leather. Solid and skillfully made, using the best leathers available, the strongest webbing and full brass material their products are sure to gain a life time gear status at your wardrobe.
A family-run tannery in Devon is believed to be Britain’s only remaining traditional oak bark tannery still in production.
J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd is based in Colyton, Devon, and has been owned by Andrew Par’s family for 150 years – although a tannery is said to have existed in the area since Roman times. Here Mr Par outlines the process used to transform hides to leather.
Apparently the website is down so I hope the Tannery still exist until today.
Well announced, this merged pack of style arrived today, thanks to Anie Fields from Peter Fields Berlin for your quick shipment of these magazines. Here just a quick glimpse into those great magazines, buy them to support their work of putting together about 400 pages of style into two/one magazine. It´s worth it – enjoy.
Brooks leather saddles @ Copenhagen: Brooks leather bicycle saddles are an investment for a lifetime. They will mold to the owners shape and are nearly indestructible, that is what makes them so popular. If you see them on a bike, they tell you that it´s owner got style and understood their true value . So I was really fascinated to see that in Copenhagen they were such a common view. With so many cycling “Freaks” in this city with a natural sense for good design and well made products, it made total sense.
I was drawn more and more to take images from the various types I saw on the streets. Their different colors, leather structure and worn patterns. Some people were really puzzled to figure out what image I took with my camera. See the result of just some of the images I took above, probably I will make a large printout as a collage.
Just found a great site devoted to the Copenhagen bicycle culture -> Copenhagenize
Last weekend I first saw an old Land-Rover Defender by the road for sale and took some images and by luck I could later take some image of the new one. Even the owner of the new one had to admit that the old one has a bit more style/love in the details.