Thorogood Work American Heritage Moc Toe – after 1 year:
After I saw the very comprehensive article fromThomas – Denimhuntersabout the Thorogood Union made American work boots I decided to take some images of this boots I use now for 1 year at work. Thorogood / Weinbrenner boots are widely unknown in Europe and for a retail price of about 280 Euros hardly used/abused on work.
They have performed very well during this time. Getting hit by raisin and paint they get cleaned with aceton or sandpaper on a regular basis. Probably the resoling will be the first reason for a “repair” so no complaint by me and a real recommendation if you get them for a good price from the USA.
Here images of the boots after 3 month or when they were new.
“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”
Hiking – Schröcken, Biberacherhütte: After a feast with friends on some excellent roasted ducks at Gasthof Traube plus dessert it was a must to vaporize the calories the other day. One hour from home, after Schoppernau, we went straight to the Biberacher Hütteand continued the path in a superb mountain panorama to Schröcken. Unfortunately no cake since off season has already started. The weather was outstanding, no autumn at all.
Can someone identify the jawbone i found? Teeth are sharp as it is from a carnivore but no fangs?
Navy Anchor Buttons – Amor Lux caban jacket: No they will not replace the original Amor Lux buttons on my caban jacket. I had to buy them, but haven´t found a real use for it. Will come, will come. Accompanied are the buttons with a Long John anchor button, this will stay. Drop me a mail (check “about me” for the my email) if you interested in the cheap source for these buttons.
Mountain panorama this morning:
What a great panorama view on my way cycling to work. The water in front is the lake of constance (Bodensee), behind the newly snow covered alps and the big one is the Säntis. I better hurry up to make some more hiking trips this autumn or snow shoes are the other option.
Post WWII German Army boots size 42 on Ebay: Be-cause the images on Ebay are so bad so I will post my images here. Another fine pair of Baltes post WWII German Army boots in size 42 are right now on ebay. They are the version with the thick leather which will look sometime like mine on the image above. They are goodyear welted, got the vorwerk sole and have the wooden shoenails.
Check the full post I did on this boots a while ago.
Ventilator vintage shop in Dornbirn Austria: TheAltwarenhandel Ventilator shopfor vintage stuff is one of my favorite shops. A great selection of stuff from all kinds of interests, nicely presented. Top quality with reasonable prices. So if you are in Austria, Vorarlberg region have a stop here in Dornbirn.
Vintage Lee Denim Shirt: Last winter I was able to get this great old Lee shirt for a steal at a vintage shop in Berlin. A small shop and hardly anyone found the precious items there. I like the brass Lee logo buttons the most and the thick material of the shirt. The seams / the stitching is also very well and strongly made. The neck label is missing but in the right breast pocket there is one label from the United Garment Workers of America with the number 813615 in it. Any guess which time it is from?