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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Here some unpublished images of the Tellason Bird Raw Denim Jean, which I took for the review I wrote for Denimhunters.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.”

Schachenmayr Gerberei / Tannery Bad Grönenbach

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Lately I visited the Schachenmayr Gerberei / Tannery in Bad Grönenbach to buy leather for upcoming Feinschmuck Buckles/Belts. Unluckily the rumors were right, the Schachenmayr Tannery is discontinuing to make leather, which they did since 1851. But the good news is that the machines, the knowledge and the recipes will be passed to another german based Tannery. Mr Schachenmayr will so be able to trade “his” great leather after his specifications, further to his clients.

Just be-cause day!

Ha! Did not know that I got my own celebration day, but it´s just like that.

Just Because Day

When : August 27th

Today is Just be-cause Day. Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it’s expected of us. None of those reasons apply today.

Is there something you’d like to do, but there isn’t a reason or logic for doing it? Well, today is the day to go out and do something “just be-cause“. It is most enjoyable if it is an uncommon, or unexpected activity or action. Perhaps, you have something in mind. If not, just go with the first thing that comes to your mind.  “Just be-cause” activities often come from a “whim” or a “what if I” type of thought. We know you will quickly get the hang of this day, and have a lot of fun with it.

To get you started, here are some of our suggestions for Just be-cause Day :

  • Take an unplanned day of vacation
  • Visit someone you haven’t seen in a while
  • Knock on someone’s door and compliment them for their great lawn
  • Skip, don’t walk
  • Spin a wheel, and bicycle in the opposite direction of where the arrow points.
  • Buy something you don’t need.
  • Jump in a puddle
  • Walk backwards

text taken from this website

Lake of Constance – The Fisherman

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Lake of Constance – The Fisherman:
Support your local fishermen, what a joy to have young guns join the path of their fathers. I met our fishermen of trust last weekend and had a short chat with him to finally witness the fishing of our fish in the lake of constance. An agreement was made that I will call him be-cause he is fed up with people asking to accompany him over and over again and never show up. So I called monday evening to meet today at 4:30 am. Somehow i could not sleep after 1am. The rest is mostly told by the images who aren´t to less and I´m a bit sorry to post a 2nd fishing post today. But it is at it is and the memories about this great morning on the lake are still fresh and I had the desire to share them.

Nintendo Gameboy – Tetris

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Nintendo Gameboy – Tetris:
Who do not remember the tune of Tetris? How often did you battle against someone and a nasty smile crossed your face when “bam” 4 lines went so your opponent (sister, brother, friend …). Do you still know the name of the inventor, programmer, designer of Tetris ? It was Alexey Pazhitnov / Alexy Pajitnov it was shown on every start of the game. The Gameboy is nearly 25 years old, the batteries still work and the gameboy and the game as well. Just the highscore sucked.

Real Gym – Fitnesstempel Kluftern / Friedrichshafen

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Fight Club – Fitness Tempel Kluftern / Friedrichshafen:
All it is needs for a good workout is two individuals who go toe to toe and are not afraid to get very close to the limits. The perfect location with all the tools and coaches to get you ready for summer 2013 are there. Fitness Tempel – Fight Club Kluftern Friedrichshafen 

Unsmartphoning for dummies

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The actual plan was to test this Samsung Nexus and try for a while and then sell it. But just after some weeks it felt down on the wrong spot and the display cracked. So I kept it for longer and it´s a fine phone I have to say.

BUT it comes with all the faults the smartphone devices have.
Which are:
– Battery life panik, you can not stay overnight without a charger with you.
– Displays are way to fragile. You might argue that a Notebook display will also crack when you drop but. But a mobile phone is designed to be carried around all day. So from my point of view it has to be constructed that it can handle some bumps. But it´s a smartphone seen also from the point of the producer. Short lifespan and high addiction to upgrade!

And the worst of all, the addiction to constantly feeding this Tamagotchi with your attention. Which means you fall into the habit of permanently checking the status of your mails, facebook, blogstats, sms, whatsapp …
You hardly see anyone not fumbling around with his smartphone nowadays. Even with friends and family around. When I recognized the same pattern of behavior on me I know I had to change something.

So I went back to the well engineered Sony Ericsson 108i Cedar (used for about 25 Euros). Around 3 days of battery life. On purpose to display how tough it is, I drop it without any fear floors to challenge IPhone users if they can do the same with theirs. The phone has got an email client so not a too hard step back from technology – and a bit of a cheat. I´m happy now and not a a bit less smarter I would say. Time is rare and the monkey brain is busy enough.