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Soxisix Straight Seam Belt – Sample by Red Owl

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Soxisix Straight Seam Belt – sample provided by Red Owl

By mid of October U. Tauber showed me a link about the czech leather crafters Soxisix. About a month later Ingo Laufenbergs who offers a lot of high quality handmade belts from various leather crafters contact me and sent me recently a sample of one of their belts.

The first thing is when I got the belt was the very well designed packaging. Then the belt which is massive by its leather thickness. All hand sewn and self cast belt buckles. A lot of nice details e.g. the mermaid on the buckle, the stamps and prints on the leather or the numbering of each belt makes them special. The Straight Seam Belt got some artificial vintage and used effects which is probably one of the only things you can argue about if you want to earn the used effects by yourself on this belt.

The construction and craftsmanship of this belt is top of the class. A really well made belt which got it´s basic design from vintage military belts. In Germany you can buy this belt from Ingo Laufenbergs Website Red Owl.

Tellason – Topper Denim Shirt

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I own this shirt now over a year. Definitely ranked as the No1.of my shirts in terms of usage, style, toughness and comfort. I thought I did already a post about this great denim shirt but I was wrong. So today when the  Manufactum Montatsbrief September 2013 was in the mail I was very happy to see that this piece of garment got its well deserved attention. I took some quick detail images of the shirt, have a look at the real nice buttons and the nice worn in development of the denim. Believe me its softness and comfort after a few washes is hard to match by another fabric.
Tellason Topper Denim Shirt Manufactum Monatsbrief September 2013
Manufactum has listed it as a piece for your autumn wardrobe but it is definitely with its soft and not to thick 6.5 oz White Oak Cone Denim a good pick for summer as well.

 

Archeological find – pocket knife, pigeons and heart

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We celebrated mothers birthday yesterday and one of the presents she got was really special. (not that others were not!). This archeological find of a couple of hundred years old pocket knife is of simple design but really pretty and romantic.

Heuer 510.501 Chronograph fixed by RLX5513

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Heuer 510.501 Chronograph glass fixed by Peter Gernsberger – RLX5513:
Used, abused and finally I fucked up the glass by dropping it twice on the floor. So this tough dude was on rest for about half a year now. On my recent trip to Frankfurt I was glad to meet Peter Gernsberger from RLX5513. He said he can fix it, so I gave him the chrono without any receipt and hardly knowing him, apart from some messages and spending some hours with him on that day. Precious to me, not just be-cause of it´s “steetvalue”.  Peter fixed the Heuer within a bit more than 24 hours. No worries about the chrono being lost by DHL and probably to see my face in joy and disbelieve when he gave it back to me. Agreed was he will fix it within 2 weeks due to his busy schedule. The surprise hit me without any clue.

I´m hardly able to thank him enough for that favour. But in the trustful network of friends and friends of friends which I expanded also via be-cause there are ways to payback “debts” and favours.

Here some earlier images of the Heuer 510.501 and if you are on a search for great watches check Peters website RLX5513!

Gorilla Moc-Toe boots

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Gorilla Moc-Toe boots:
Worn for a bit more than half a year now (thanks to Chris Adamiak from Damn Yak for this “present”). I could not find any useful information about the Gorilla boot company. The boots age nicely and they are one of my most comfortable ones I own.  I especially like the big holes for the laces, but I definitely dislike the not real leather rim on the shaft of the boot. It´s a little fault (to save some cents?) but makes a huge difference, a nice product not thought to the end. See here the image of the boots when I received the Gorilla boots from Canada. 

6 rusty old straight razor blades

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Restoring 6 rusty old straight razor blades:
Visiting the flea market on the Main in Frankfurt I bought this nice leather roll bag filled with 6 old rusty straight razors. The price was so low that even just for the leather bag it would be a find. Coming home I first cleaned and oiled the bag and after that I cleaned and removed the rust of the razors. Two of them have no hallmarks and are also quite small like a 2/8 but the others (Bockla, two Peaso, Kobar) I will resharpen and use over the time. A bit of a progress is viewable right now of the images above more will show up soon.