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LVC Levi´s Vintage Clothing & Bing Crosby Denim Tuxedo

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LVC Levi´s Vintage Clothing & Bing Crosby Denim Tuxedo

As with exceptional things, they get remarkable when they are connected by a good story they can tell. Thanks to Thomas for guiding me around a bit through the denim world @ the Bread & Butter Summer 2013. Before his tour I was just fascinated by LVC new collection and especially the yellow Western Shirt made of silk and so nicely done embroidery. But via Thomas I understood the story of the Bing Crosby Denim Tuxedo made by Levi´s. A limited edition of this Tuxedo will be produced by Levi´s,  an Investment and for sure it gets a well hunted collectors item.

Here the short story about this Tuxedo and Bing Crosby´s connection to it.
After he was told to be not dressed appropriate in his Levi´s Jeans by a Canadian Hotel Clerk and was nearly rejected to get a hotel room for the night, Bing told the story Levi´s and they went into action and crafted him a Denim Tuxedo. The President of the American Hotel Association even put a Label inside and granted him – Bing Crosby entrance to all Hotels in America in this Tuxedo.

Read the full story here.

Western belt buckle from Amtraq being feinschmucked

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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?