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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.

Superior Labor Bread & Butter Summer 2013

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Superior Labor Bread & Butter Summer 2013

Hardly you see a brand who manages to combine canvas, leather and solid brass hardware so well together – for sure a Japanese Brand. I hope they will be at the Bread & Butter January 2014 for a closer look. Thanks to Takao for pointing me to Superior Labor Website.

Manufactum Bekleidungskatalog Herbst/Winter 2013

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Manufactum Bekleidungskatalog Herbst/Winter 2013

Here my personal Highlights of the just released brand new Manufactum garment catalog for fall/winter 2013.

Kapuzenjacke Etaproof ( a great outdoor, hiking jacket)
Pike Brothers Pilots Jacket ( a good substitute for a down jacket)
– Pike Brothers Arbeitsweste – Elefantskin
– Womens Caban Coat (so sex but also long lasting, warm and comfortable)
– Conduroy Jacket
Tellason Denim Shirt and Denim Jeans
– GRP Strickblouson Lammswool

(c) of the images by Manfactum

Red Wing 8128 Brogue Ranger Velva Retan

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Red Wing 8128 Brogue Ranger brown Velva Retan leather

Last week I had the chance to finally see the Red Wing 8128 in the Jeanslife store in Winterthur. Roger got this model on stock since 3 weeks, quite about the same time when Red Wing Amsterdam released the info on their blog. I never liked the dark brown of the former and discontinued model and wished to have a more cognac leather. Like my Red Wing 9013 would have been perfect. The actual color of the Red Wing 8128 is hard to describe, it´s a more a  “grey brown”. Definitely a bit darker as on the Red Wing Amsterdam images.

When you search for Velva Retan Leather you find out that this leather was also used for the industrial Red Wing Syle 952 which tells you that it´s going to be a tough one.

Another info I found what exactly Velva Retan leather is, was this:
Pioneer: A brand of oil retan leather. Also known as Velva Retan. After the initial tanning, the leather is subjected to hot steam in a tanning drum and then shot with hot oil and waxes. The open pores absorb these chemicals until they are saturated. This leather is primarily for work boots.”

(C) and source of this info here

So what do we have now? The classic appearance of a brogue boot, made out of a though workboot leather and paired with the lightweight and hardwearing Nitril Cork sole. Sounds promising to me.

 

My personal Highlights – Manufactum Warenkatalog Nr. 26

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This morning the brand new Manufactum Warenkatalog No. 26 for 2013 till 2014 arrived. Not even 5 minutes later I was into it to look for new products or rediscover classics. As always a great inspiration. It´s products, photographs and layout is defining the standard for other to follow.

Here some of my picks:

Doppelspitzer and Präzisionsspitzer
Kaweco Pens
Petromax and Feuerhand lantern
Faltbett
– Burgol Juchtenfett
Markttasche Segeltuch – Canvas Totebag
– Heavy Copper Cooking Pot
Bezzera Espresso machine
Haushaltsgarn
Fristads Leather Apron – Lederschürze
Eickhorn Rescue Knife
Chessmen

(c) of all the images by Manufactum

Natic Marine – Marine Uniform

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Natic Marine – Marine Uniform by Tadanori Domyo

You have to see and to feel the collection of Natic Marine designed by Tadanori Domyo. So rich in details and crafted so well. I had the chance to take some detail images of his naval/maritime influenced designs. Probably the most fascinating pieces was an oxford style shirt with southern crosses, mermaids and anchors woven into the fabric. But as with most of the Japanese Brands it is so hard to find them over here in Europe, but I really hope that their performance in Berlin @ the Bread & Butter June 2013 has payed of and we will see their garments being distributed here as well.

EDIT!
Takao Tsubouchi from Jayproject just contacted me, he is distributing Natic and other Japanese premiums brands and is located in Milano (Italy), so he is your contact over here.