Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Summer weather's been dreadful, so I spent a lot of time working on my new toy:
|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, July 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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.
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.|