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.
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. 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.
Stitches, Leather Structure and Soles:
After a glass of Gin Tonic (Hendricks) I got the idea to take some macro shoots of Stitches, Leather Structures and Soles of my boots. Thats the outcome. Have a nice weekend!
My old Zippo – Popeye feinschmucked: This is the prototype for the Popeye Zippo upgraded by Feinschmuck, and distributed via Amtraq.My old Zippo from April 1993 (D IX, here the dating codes) in solid brass and brushed surface. The distributed ones will look like this.
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