[ENGLISH ONLY] Pike Brothers Bundesländer Tour 2010

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  1. Atzec New Member

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    ACHTUNG!

    The german "Engineer Crew" did set up a Tour.
    We´re trying to show you all parts of germany and the jeans are supposed to travel all 16 Bundesländer (states).

    The Jeans are going to be a pair of germany´s finest Pike Brothers Engineer Style Jeans W33 L34:

    "Typical 1950s work wear denim. Our Engineer Pant has been made from 13 Ounce raw denim with selvage edge. Again, we went one step further to bring you a denim which is unique in structure and feeling. For our 1955 Engineer Pant we used ring spun and naturally indigo dyed yarn. Woven on vintage shuttle looms from the late 50s the denim is very rich in structure and feeling. The naturally indigo dyed yarn guarantees for an excellent color and beautiful fading.

    Our finest Pike Brothers Accessories and Details make our 1955 Engineer Pant outstanding:


    - 13 ounce raw denim with selvage edge in dark indigo blue

    - 100% Cotton

    - straight leg, regular fit with button fly

    - heavy cotton thread in honey yellow color

    - buttons and rivets made in zinc optic

    - heavy bar tacking on pockets, belt loops and seam ends"

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    Thanks to fabian and the rest of the Pike Brothes we got the jeans and a set of Tees for free:
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    The guys at Pike Bros. were very helpful and ambitioned to get this tour rolling. THANK YOU!

    The next HUGE THANK YOU goes out to James and OBBI GOOD LABEL, who are going some of their handcrafted leather goods.

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    Participants:
    1. Dr.House: Hessen & Thüringen, Oktober-November
    2. Atzec: Bayern & Baden-Württemberg, November-Dezember
    3. Max Power: Hamburg & Schleswig Holstein, Dezember-Januar
    4. Dingo: Hessen & ?, Januar -Februar
    5. Rotbart: Niedersachsen & Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Februar-März
    6. Beautiful_Freak: Niedersachsen & Bremen, März-April
    7. Fairylicks: Hessen & ?, April-Mai
    8. ?????: xxxx, Mai-Juni
    9. 501 lover: Berlin & Brandenburg, Juni-Juli
    10. Beatle: Sachsen-Anhalt & Sachsen, Juli-August
    11. ThinFinn: Saarland & Rheinland-Pfalz, August-September
    12. Almostnice: Hamburg, September-Oktober

    Thanks to Dr.House for doing all the organisation!

    More info to come...
     
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  2. Max Power New Member

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    It's 16 Bundesländer ;-) And I think Tilmann wanted to take the april, so there are only Rotbart and 501_lover missing, but they are already confirmed participants.
     
  3. Atzec New Member

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    uuups, of course it is....
     
  4. dr.house Active Member

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    Due to the fact that it's impossible for me to wait even one more week I'm gonna start this great tour TOMORROW!
     
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    looking forward to summer 2011
     
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    Can't wait to see fitpics, doc!
     
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    Let's get this started...Rock on Doc!...;-)
     
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    Some Details:

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    Unfortunately no chainstitch on the hem...

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    Redlined selvage...

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    Nice but flat structured denim...

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    Beautiful zinc-like buttons...

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    ...and rivets.

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    Fat leather patch...

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    ...and of course the selvage coin pocket.

    The structure of the denim is very clean and flat, this may change after a soak and/or some wear. The finish is perfect, all threads look strong and I suppose they're made of cotton. Buttons and rivets are very beautiful. I'm only a bit disappointed about the regular hemstitch and I also miss backpocket (hidden) rivets on this 50's inspired cut.
    But hey, the whole jean looks pretty nice and strong and I'm sure they'll fade great. Stay tuned.
     
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    Nice macros! Looking forward to uodates.
     
  10. Atzec New Member

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    i added pics of the obbi good stuff.
     
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    ^Great! Thanks to James and thanks to Atzec, I hope I'll get the leather goods soon!
     
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    Thanks for the add :)
    I guess the items should be arriving this week, I'm eagerly waiting too.
     
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    Do you've send them from the far east, James?
     
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    What a fantastic work, James! Most probably we all end up buying this combo after the tour ;-)
     
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    yes, from far east (Singapore).
    Due to my limited leathers and equipment in France, these items are designed and crafted from Singapore workshop.
    Especially the German map, it was done by solely hand-carving. Imagine holding the carving knife and drawing out the map of a great country, it has been an honour for us :)

    There are 2 leather patches we have sent, the bigger one is for the jeans, the smaller one is for you guys to mark out the city the jeans travel.
     
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    ^james and OGL i have to give you much kudos for your work. everything looks so awesome and i can't even wait to put on everything :)
    great great work mate and thx again for everything...

    doing buisiness-/sponsoring-things with you is always a pleasure mate!...
     
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    You're just great James and so it OGL! Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, here we go!

    The Pike Brothers Bundesländer Tour starts like any ordinary sunday for me:


    • Outa bed at 6 o' clock :icon_twisted:;
    • Pampering and feeding my lil' daughter;
    • Having a fast coffee and driving to the bakery.

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    Breakfast for the Ladies and me.

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    Yeees...

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    Sill wearing my SDA 203's this morning.

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    The snowman needs a wash bad:

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    And finally the great moment :-D
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    This day is the day of the german reunion. We've planned to spend it with my parents in law, they live in a small village near Göttingen (still Hessen).

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    Nice garden...

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    Barbecuing...

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    ...and there are still some typical products from the old german democratic republic available (but tasty!).

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    Do you see the little hand on the left ;-) ?

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    Nice. Nele looks cute as always :)
     
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    (---) Part 2

    It was real great weather yesterday, moar like summer. Much fun for us:

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    ...and fun for you guys ;-)

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    Posing with the unsoaked Engineers. They're dam stiff and pretty uncomfy and bleed like hell!

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    For the Nudieheads...

    After that we had a little walk thru the 'street of songs' ("Straße der Lieder"). This street leads thru the nearby forest, every now and then you can sing an old german folksong:

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    Fat cornfield...

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    ...makes the missus hungry again.

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    Do NOT eat!


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    After the Ooe World Tour EVERY tour needs goat pics :)

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    Back at the home of my parents in law we had wonderful applepie (thanks to the missus)!

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    Last not least a lil' moodpic...

    The cut of the engineers is pretty close to LVC 55's, even if the "Originals" got more room in the top block. The quality is really fine, but I don't like the simple stich of the hems and I miss hidden rivets on them. I also don't like the very tight front pockets and the additional belt loops.
    I'm sure they'll fade quick and nice, I'll soak them gentle within the next days and hope they get more comfy cuz' they are REALLY stiff. The tees are nice but the printing fades superfast. I've handwashed my tee before the first wear and some letters are not visible anymore.
     
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