It was just a matter of time with so many riding family members and that I had to do a Riders Belt – Reiter Gürtel. So that is what i came up with. A mouthpiece / snaffle bit belt best for slim belts of 25mm and a horseshoe belt with 38mm. Both buckles are UK made and massive brass casted. Hand sewn in saddle stitch on veg. tanned leather from a german tannery.
Here some preview images from some solid bronze items byFeinschmuck. 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.
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.
Wallet leather leash by Peter Fields : Inspired by Eric´s post I decided I´m finally ready for a real wallet hooked by a leash / rope. While Eric opted for the brown and oxblood comboI will have a try on the natural vegetable match. Natural leather sucks at the beginning and has the charme of a beauty untanned at the beach. But as time goes by I´ve always been rewarded by the choice as time went by. The leash is already there. A great product and suitable packed by Anie from Peter Fields. Now I´m excited to get a Tanner Goods Workman walletto get connected.
The guys fromTanner Goods Portlanddid it right. A one for a lifetime, no schnick schnack belt. A belt made with the thick veg. tanned leather, solid brass hardware and crafted with passion and knowledge.
Coca Cola belt buckles and rings by Feinschmuck:
A while ago Feinschmuck did these samples for Coca Cola. The confirmation for a licence to produce these belts and rings hasn´t been given yet. So not for sale, but nice to look at anyway and a great design and craftsmanship.
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?
Vintage belt buckle from Amtraq being feinschmucked: When we visited Uwe from Amtraq at his showroom in Munich he gave me a vintage belt buckle from his personal collection. Feinschmuck did 3 reproductions in bronze. One was just polished, one was darkened (angeranzt) and one is being coated with silver (still in electrolytic bath, images will be available soon). Which one you like the most?
We will go hiking right now, but super last minuteManfred from Feinschmuck gave me a first sample of step one for making a special Zippo. The patina of the brass looks like not well treated parts on a ship in saltwater conditions (Or as Eric once said “angeranzt“). This is only step one, we are still brainstorming what motive shall be included on one of the sides of the Zippo. Suggestions are welcome!