Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THIS JUST IN ...


This is the smallest belt I've had the pleasure of crafting.  The holes range from a mere 19 to 24 inches, but  Don't let the size fool you.  This 1 1/4 inch wide belt is made with the same precision and attention-to-detail that goes into my custom 1 3/4" belts.

These are a perfect gift for that special kiddo or gal as they are meant to fit tiny jeans or those vintage high-waisted and Freddies jeans cherrished by many a gals.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

THIS JUST IN ...


All my leather pieces are carefully crafted with the attention to detail expected of a custom creation.  My pieces are completely made by hand without the help of special machines, professional templates or dies.

To have your own VEB Leather custom piece, come check out my Etsy shop or drop me a line at villanuevado@gmail.com

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This minimalist zip wallet is made with Horween leather and an original VEB Leather anchor design.




Monday, April 14, 2014

JOHN LOFGREN & CO., 3 WEEKS LATER


These  Engineer Boots, after three weeks of wear, belong to "Kato" from Hong Kong.

I already own a pair of John Lofgren & Co. Cognac Badalassi's from the first batch and these photos make me want to buy another pair.

Great looking boots, brutha! Congrats!

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MOTO MONDAY


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Monday, April 7, 2014

MOTO MONDAY



Carl Epting Mundy, Jr. 
July 16, 1935 – April 2, 2014

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

THIS JUST IN ...


Here's a piece I was really excited to make since I've been searching for an original one without any luck. This VEB Leather guitar strap is made with Horween and American Cowhide leather.

It is completely handcrafted without the help of ANY machines, professional templates or dies.

Check out my Etsy shop for more info.

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Gretsch 6130 Roundup modification courtesy of TK Smith




1930'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON RACING SWEATER


Brand: Dick Fischer
Circa: 1930's
Color: Red/Blue
Size: 42
Chest: 19"
Hardware: Talon Zipper
Sold for: $2,400 / BIN

Here's a great piece of American motorcycle racing history.  Bill really wanted to win fans over with his color choice of "Old Glory."  I final price is pretty much on par with what I'd be willing to dish out.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

READER MAIL


Hey, just wanted to drop you a note and say I really enjoy your blog. Could you post an update (w/pics) on your MF Campus jacket? Thanks!

Bill

Thanks for the e-mail, Bill.  As much as I'd love to devote more time to sportin' the top shelf clothes I collect, the fact is I'm always in uniform.  That said, the most recent shots of me wearing the Mister Freedom® Campus Jacket is from five weeks ago at Disneyland.

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As much as I love me some Disney Churros, I wasn't pleased with these two.  Turns out Del Taco Churros taste more like Disney Churros ... and there's one down the street from me =)


Monday, March 31, 2014

READER MAIL


I'm not sure how to feel about this, but it's more disturbing than anything. It appears that a certain Red Wing shop has stolen the union label I created for this blog, put it on a Red Wing chambray shirt and is now offering it for sale.

Red Wing has a long and illustrious history, so my guess is that some two-bit, third-party Red Wing retailer, lacking any ounce of creativity, is pushing out this sorry excuse for a workshirt.

Hi,

I came across your blog and I see that your blog have a logo that's same as my recently acquire Red wing chambray shirt. Do you know anything about this as I've not seen it anywhere ?  Thanks, Sam

Your shirt has the logo that I created by myself, from scratch. Whoever made that shirt took the logo from my site.

Looks like the Research and Development Department of this shop is run by the owner's fiver-year-old kid. Could the owner be the author of this e-mail?

MOTO MONDAY


1941

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