I attended with Feinschmuck the Bread & Butter Summer 2014 and was part of the Amtraq Dist.stand in the Fire Department area. A great event with so many good brands. Unfortunately I did not have the time to wander around and take more images. Here just a quick glimpse into some of the brands I was close to or really caught my eye.
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.
Pike Brothers Roamer Shirt mohawk check: I´ve met Fabian from Pike Brothers at the Bread&Butter two weeks ago and my intentions was to tell him how I honor his/their products which are authentic, durable and affordable. His statement was more or less that his roots are within the classic hot rod scene for which he developed cloth where “form follows function” those guys wear his garments at work and are happy they are worth the price by outlasting cheaper stuff they bought before by far.
If would not have seen that shirt at their stand I would have guessed it has Japanese roots. (see it as a compliment). What a great fabric, soft, nice in detail and breathable. For sure perfect at temperatures to wear which we have right now (+30 Celsius). (c) of the first two images by Pike Brothers
Kiki Fritz – Cartridge ring and cufflinks: Just a small glimpse into the cartridge collection of Kiki Fritz who we met at the Bread&Butter in Berlin. Kiki Fritz is a gold- & silversmith from south Tyrol – Bozen. Inspired by finds of old rifle cartridges from WWI + WWII she started to cut off the bottoms and integrate them into rings and cufflinks. Since the state of decay of those cartridges and the id marks, all works by her are unique.
Clutch Magazine Japan: Another Japanese gem, the Clutch Magazinefrom Japan. Thanks to Moto for taking the time to have a talk with us and the nice gifts e.g the “you pay finger” and the Clutch x Mr. Freedom Bandana.
pure blue japan & Syoaiya: Im far from being a denim expert, but the denim i saw at the stand of pure blue japan & Syoaiya was the most extraordinary in color, texture and look for me. Not much to say about it, i hope the macro shoots speak for himself. The uneven weaving caused by old looms and the rich indigo color will result in a great development which you see on the worn samples at the end of this post.
Thanks to the Bread&Butter to bring companies like this to Berlin.
The Heritage Post – Feinschmuck: One of the most anticipated things was to check the new issue of The Heritage Postas we knew someFeinschmuck products will be covered in an article. But we did not know how many items or pages. Needless to say we were more than happy to see that actually 3 full pages with lots of my images made it in the magazine. Thanks a lot to Uwe van Afferden, and Ronny Schröder and especially for the really well written article to Stefanie Kobayashi.
Chuckwagon Waffle Iron for Barbecue and Campfire:
To round up the upcoming barbecues with freshly made waffles I decided to give this waffle iron a try. Im sure great results will show up, the only concern might be the waffle prints on someone/me at a late stage of the barbecue – ginrage. Available via Eisenbams.deor for the full rage of Rome cast iron products here.