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be-cause-bag – Leather Tote bag project

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be-cause-bag – Leather Tote bag project

It was in my mind for a long time to finally hand sew my first handbag. The ingredients were simple. First of all the best vegetable tanned leather I could get my hands on, simple design, hand stitched with saddle stitch, best thread, no zippers (they will break at first), and some well thought of practical details. Overall it took me about 10 hours to cut and sew this bag.

A while ago I took test cast of the Indian Head from Feinschmuck out of solid copper and turned it into a button. It now serves the locking for the bag. Interchangable with other buttons and the leather straps can be easily changed as well over the years. This is just a start, I will produce more leather tote bags soon – waiting for more leather hides.

Breuninger Gerberei / Tannery Schorndorf Germany

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Breuninger Gerberei / Tannery Schorndorf Germany

Last friday I had an appointment with Mr. Breuninger the owner of the Breuninger Tannery in Schorndorf Germany. The Breuningers tann since 1552 and since 12 generations as red tanner (vegetable tanner),  so from the specs they know their business. Already have received a couple of leather samples I really wan´t to see the factory and to have a closer look at the hides. They do only vegetable tann from german cattle and emphasize on the natural look of the hides.

I was really impressed from what I saw. The aniline tanning results in really characteristic hides by preserving the natural structure of the leather. Mr. Beuninger was really informative and helpful in explaining various aspects of his profession. Finally I bought some hides and reserved one. I guess we found another, or the supplier for future Feinschmuck products.

Ordershow Frankfurt Feinschmuck @ B74 / Amtraq

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Ordershow Frankfurt Feinschmuck @ B74 / Amtraq

Last week I traveled with the Feinschmuck collection to Frankfurt to attend an ordershow which was hosted by B74 & Amtraq. Some impressions I was able to capture a lot not. It was a great event in an even greater setup. Thanks Kami and his team & Amtraq to make this show happen. It was amazing to be part with a quite exclusive set of labels/brands there. Visited by some of the best german stockists who had all the time to choose their goods for 2014.

Some more images can be found @ Eric´s Life-Time-Gear blog.

Just to name a few:
Tellason, Scarti Labs, Otter Wax, Passion France, Filson, Merz b. Schwanen, Blue Blanket, 3sixteen, Fidelity, Levi´s vintage Clothing, Made and Crafted, Feinschmuck, Croots, Tanner Goods, Topo Designs, Midori, Knowledge Cotton, Reds (shame on me if I forgot a brand). 

Croots handmade in England – bags and more

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Croots handmade in England – bags and more

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.

More images and info about the new launched collection can be seen at the Amtraq website with images shoot by Olli Breitwieser. 

be-cause / feinschmuck leather workshop – ulmia ott work bench

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For a long time I´ve been watching this vintage Ulmia Ott workbench in Manfreds Garage. When I saw the restoration project of a similar Ulmia workbench @ TopHatter I finally asked him how he liked the idea of “getting rid” of this workbench. Actually he needed more space be-cause of the just bought Feinschmuck Fiat 238. So we roughly cleaned the bench, let it dry for a day and moved it into my home yesterday. This is the workspace where Feinschmucks buckles are hand sewn and turn into a belt from now on.

 

Feinschmuck Bronze Wallet Hook – U. Tauber Wallet

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Feinschmuck Bronze Wallet Hook – U. Tauber Wallet

I finally put all pieces together, the Feinschmuck Bronze Ostrich Hook, a massive brass chain and  the U. Tauber Wallet which I have in use since 10 weeks now. The bronze ring was also casted by Feinschmuck but the brass chain was bought. For the attachment of the chain and the wallet I took a strap of leather and knotted a climbing style figure 8. This might not be practical for a non permanent connection but on the other hand the soft connection will not harm anything I sit on (and the wallet). By far probably not the final version but enough for some field testing right now. After more than a 2 month the U. Tauber wallet and the indigo of the Tellason Ankara develop some nice patina and indigo bleeding on the thread.

Get your Wallet or Keys hooked by Feinschmuck

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Get your Wallet or Keys hooked by Feinschmuck

Here some preview images from some solid bronze items by Feinschmuck. Each single piece is unique by the traditional wax cast process. Skillful patinated and by so already unique in its look. Use the hooks to safely attach your wallet, keys or knife with a leash or chain to your jean. Right now they are available with cherry blossoms and surfaces from ray and ostrich.

Ha! I totally forgot to mention the Indian Head belt buckle which will also be available soon after the Bread & Butter fair January 2014 in Feinschmuck supplied shops.

Tellason Bird Raw Denim Jean

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Tellason Bird Raw Denim Jean

Here some unpublished images of the Tellason Bird Raw Denim Jean, which I took for the review I wrote for Denimhunters. After about 2 month of wear Maria from Feinschmuck is more and more happy with this jean. It took here some wears to break it in and get the denim softer hence she mostly owned pre washed or stretch jean.

Here the post I did for Denimhunters:

” For men, some of the top priorities when choosing our jeans would likely be the general fit, the weight of the denim, the colour and size of the pockets for stowing in our stuff. For the ladies it’s another story; the main issue here is how well the jean makes them look from behind. Disregarding how well it may be constructed, the durability of the denim, or the intensity of the colour, the jean won’t score high at all if it doesn’t score in fit. Tellason seems to have found a way to combine all the things men value in denim with a great fit in the newly released Bird lady jean.

The details of the jean:

  • Straight leg lady cut
  • 12.5 oz. blueline non-stretch raw selvage denim form Cone Mills White Oak
  • Unlike the men’s Tellason jeans the Bird has a zip fly

Tellason’s European distributor Amtraq was kind enough to let Maria from Feinschmuck try out a pair of the Bird – the one pictured throughout this article. The jean looks great and will look even better once worn in. As it’s not a stretch denim and the fit is rather slim, we expect great fades with this one. We love the fact that Tellason accepted the challenge to create a proper pair of lady jeans, top of the line in quality and fit.

Buy your bird a pair from Tellason’s website.”

Passion France – Maria´s Laguiole

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Passion France – Maria´s Laguiole

The timing for the parcel by Passion France could not have been better. Right on the spot for Maria´s Birthday the shipment of her Survival Knife (ask Wolfgang why only a knife with a corkscrew is regarded by Frenchmen as a real survival knife).

At the B-74 5th. Anniversary Party we were presented the new Feinschmuck Collection right next to Passion France. Hmm, guess what the whole Feinschmuck team is now officially equipped with the finest knifes by Passion France. Thanks a lot to Sabine and Wolfgang.

B-74 5th. Anniversary Party in Frankfurt

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We had a great weekend in Frankfurt. Happy to be by invited by Kami to join great brands like Dukes, Passion France and Rakelle. Check the Feinschmuck Facebook Site for some more Images of the new collection which we showed there. More Images and more details will follow.
Check Eric´s great Life Time Gear blog for more images – now!