Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another German beltback suit

German Norfolk suit, no tags, front belt removed, needs a sponge and press...

Belted back

"Western" yoke

Breast pocket

Hip pocket

Inverted pleats

Coin pocket

Side pocket

Rabbit ears

Side adjusters

Ass pocket...

German KAHAEL grey herringbone tweed beltback suit

Anglo/Belgian ginger herringbone Tweed plusfours suit.

From Brussels, Harris Tweed, Lightning zip, french makers label? Not perfect, but it will do...

Bleh! Side vents...

Union made...
Coin pocket...

Outward facing pleats...

Unflapped pockets. Side adjusters...

Trouser cuff buckle...
Red Wing Oxfords...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Boneshaker

Summer weather's been dreadful, so I spent a lot of time working on my new toy:

It's a retro/repro-ed/replica'd  Dursley Pedersen Gentlemen's ' Model Royal'

Mr. Pedersen made his machines from the late 1800's to the early1920's. The Bentley of bicycles, he had high hopes of making it the Imperial British Army's bicycle but BSA was the weapon of choice for the gaspipe cavalry. He died penniless. To make matters worse - for the last thirty years they been a favorite of the socks' n' sandal wearing hippies of Northern Europe. Poor Mr. Pedersen...I'll do what I can!

1940's S.A. three speed/drum brake hub. It will do for now. The original Pedersen hub was pearshaped, a wheelbuilders nightmare!

Swiss Army breadbag, Salt and pepper cover.

Duck bag and leather straps.

Matching Swiss backpacks, for serious travelling.

Ancient musettes, very happy to finally find one, in Australia, then -one week later-out of the blue, Mr. Vilbo"Trouvetout" Jr., from  French Cancan sent me another... Cocoricoo!

Inspiration. This is Men's File, 1914. The Outdoors Life: Cars, Motorcycles, Aeroplanes, Bikes. Advertising kit,watches, drinks. The good life. A Road Racing special.

Very excited about this one: Ordered a belt from Warpath. It's a beauty! I wanted a namebelt, pre-war style, the rosettes reminded me of the " Rollfast" Bicycle headbadge, a stylized ballbearing. Early carbide lamps had  green/port and red/starboard jewels on the sides, until it was outlawed, as it was confusing the sailors... strange but true story.

What better name for a bicycle...or a mortician? 

Beautiful English Tan leather, excellent craftsmanship! Handmade in the USA, it's a great piece of work. Thanks Matt! Check him out:  http://warpathleathergoods.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shameless plug !

Lady Mose and more of Holland's finest are off to the Alps!
I'm just  tagging along hoping to find some ancient rucksacks and Sigg bottles...