Friday, May 13, 2011

DENIM KEYRINGs "THE SHORTIE" EARLY TO RISE LA

New product for my Work Wear Line.... EarlyToRiseLA.com
Due to a customer request, I made a shorter version...
These are made just the same as the Original ones, but without the leather.
Each one just about 2 1/4 long.
It's fun to make these using my old stuff.  I feel like how they must have felt back in the day when all this stuff was new...  If you like, "The Shortie" then go to my sister site and order one.  Just $12.00!
It's Vintage Gear for Guys!


EarlyToRiseLA.com

Thursday, May 12, 2011

VINTAGE SUSPENDERS

Today, I'm showing two pairs of my suspenders.
These are not really "vintage" but in a way they are.
Unmarked except for the adjustment clips.
Each one has a different design in construction but both are similar.
Both have the CAS on the clip but one is marked "Germany" and the other is marked "W. Germany"
So in a way they are vintage.
I like suspenders as long as they're not flashy... No Mork or Bright Red for me.  Nice subtle colors work best for a Vintage Gear Guy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BRACE AND BIT DRILL

Today it's my Brace and Bit.
Before electric hand drills they used these.
They're still great for drilling large holed into wood.  You have better control over the drill.
All hand operated.  You rest the round red part on your chest and crank the handle with your arm.
These take a special ended drill bit that you've probably seen before.
It's a great drill to have around.  It's super easy to use, super easy to control and is great for making larger holes in wood.   It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

EARLY TO RISE DENIM KEY RINGS

A few days ago I launched a new website -  EarlyToRiseLA.com
It all started with me needing a new keyring.  
With my love of vintage, denim and solid, well made things... I made this.  I made it so I can attach it to my suspender buttons on my 1933's Levis and my 201 Levi's but also can just carry it in my pocket.
I used selvedge raw denim, copper rivets and burrs, cotton tread, and vegetable tanned leather.
With four different types.  Red Selvedge (Cone 12.5oz) Yellow (Cone 12oz) Indigo (Kurabo 12oz) Hickory Stripe (Kurabo)
I use my 1898 Singer 29-4 sewing machine to sew the leather (see earlier post)
I even had special tags made.  I wanted this to be as professional as possible.
Here's an earlier prototype I currently carry.  The copper and leather has aged very well.  If you like these and would like one for yourself, go to the link and order one.  I think it's Vintage Gear for Guys.