Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mose' Mechanical Musical Marvel

Garrard SP-1 turntables, EM-40 pickups.

Hello again.

It's been a while since I posted.

Lady Mose' Art & Tattoo Parlour is open for business, selling art,prints, tattoos, beautiful tattoo history books, and ,since last week, some really cool Lucky Charms by Masa Sculp from Japan. Drop in when you're in town, check it out on FB -Angelique Houtkamp Art- or at www.Salonserpent.com.

I've enjoyed the first days of spring repairing and riding my Pathracer, drinking Pimms No.1 an' been adding some great stuff to my record collection and playing 78's in public lately.
Good times.

Very happy with my Lofgren's indigo dot shirt and houndstooth cap (pic'd below).
Hope things are getting better over there.

Hunting for vintage's been kinda slow, still here's some new old junk I'd like to show:

Cricket boots, long on my wishlist, and cream tennis flannels.

LVC striped blazer jacket, had it for a while but it was useless without the boots.

Erla cream tennis flannels, I guess German(?)

"Racket" JUMO Interlock shirt.

Tootal 'Green Quality'  plaids, I got bored with plain chambray shirts.

Some cycling wear, corduroy plusfours, pullover shirt, Scott Nichol shooting socks

Blue & ivory cotton Lofgren cap, action back tweed jacket.

Same jacket, nice bellied lapels, slanted breast pocket. Blue pullover shirt.

Dutch blues, wooden buttons, check the r-pocket and back of the sleeves: instead of repairing, the whole part would be replaced.

Another one, replaced sleeves.

Late 1800's frock suit.

DB brocade waistcoat.

Dropfront 'klepzeiker'  trousers.