A glimpse into the vintage crypt of Red Wing Frankfurt
Yesterday I had the chance to get a glimpse into the vintage crypt of the oldest Red Wing store in Europe.Kami Hashemithe owner took the time at the Munson Ranger 8012 release party to guide me trough his personal Red Wing Collection. Some of the oldest Charles Beckmans,Pecos, Moc-Toes and Frankfurter are lined up there. Another personal highlight was to have a look of a Red Wing Catalogue dated back to 1949. The new Munson Ranger is amazing I can tell, but for more on that head over to Life Time Gear he will post soon.
B-74 Frankfurt – store check! With Uwe and Ericwe went to the short fashion show at the B-74. It was helt for the int. press, which was guided trough the city of Frankfurt to selected locations before the MTV Awards the following day. The B-74by Kami Hashemi is a bit hidden in a backyard. But a shop connected with the Red Wing Store Frankfurt which Kami runs since 1998 gets attention. Once you entered, you will see why customers are doing the pilgrimage to this shop. Top brands with history and quality are presented in a unique way. Just have a look at the cabriolet inside the shop, the counter, the flipper or the antique Hamburger Schapp filled with Filson bags.
Here an overview of the brands: Aero Leather, Atelier LaDurance, Converse, Dockers K1, Dehen, Dukes, Edwin, Filson, Johnson Motors Inc., Knowledge Cotton, G.R.P Firenze, Levi´s Vintage Cloth., Merz b. Schwanen, Nigel Cabourn, Red Wing Shoes, Rin Tanaka, Schiesser Revival, Stetson
Red Wing Shoes Oxford 3112 – the old 8103 ?:
Finally my first Red Wing Oxford, a 3112. I was close to 100% sure its a Red Wing 8103. The 3112 from 05/2005 in no longer produced as I could find out. The differences are the logo print on the heel of the shoe, the different pattern of the sole, the more cushioned rim of the heel, the red red wing logo on the sole and thanks to Eric, only a single line of stitching not two for attaching the shoe with the soles. He also mentioned that this shoe is from the former working boots collection which was only available in the US.
The shoe is nearly new with the original box and the leaflets from red wing. For me it looks like this shoe was much more difficult to produce, except from the double line of stitches. So i´m still in decision to sell it and buy a 8103 in 10 1/2. Or to break this kind of deadstock shoe in.
Can someone please make some comment about a difference of the leather ?
Is it also a “Oro Russet Portage Leather” with the same thickness as the 8103?
Gasoline Alley München / Munich a true shop for dudes by Burghardt Pflug. A must see if you are in Munich. The few photos I shot are only a glimpse of the treasures he has hoarded in his shop. And they are even for sale. The collection of old and new leather jackets and red wings are in the back of the shop and are not shown here.