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SEX How Did It Our Red Brothers?

IT HAS A LONG TITLE, and it deserves it: „The Sex Life of the American Indian“. Didn’t we want to know, since we saw our first Western Movies, what happened inside the Teepees? Why they so eagerly „stole“ white girls (according to the scripts). Did the Apaches kiss? Was fellatio and cunnilingus known by the … Weiterlesen »

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STYLE It Has To Be a Failsworth Hat!

YOU WEAR HATS OR/AND CAPS? Always, sometimes? I do and it took me a while to discover Failsworth: Gentlemen Outfitter since 1875 (in the elegant Victorian age, overstating appearance), starting with silk and ending up with (mainly) Tweed and felt. Beginning with 25 dozen hats per week and now supplying more than 2000 retailers. You … Weiterlesen »

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SALE I Had A Problem – Cameras!

I’M NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER, not even with my iPhone. I prefer to draw. So what could I do when an uncle left me a box with six mirror cameras which had cost thousands of Euros, huge and very valuable objectives and a vast amount of other equipment? I tried to sell it. Had a look … Weiterlesen »

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SHOPPING The Best Boutique in the Bush

I can’t say it’s the best shop south of the equator, since I don’t know all of them – but almost! Mfuwe is situated in the South Luangwa Valley in North Eastern Zambia and I’m sure you have seen the world famous photos of the elephants crossing the lobby of the lodge. This happens from … Weiterlesen »

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MUSIC Wow, Wat A Record Store …!

I haven‘t seen anything like this before. Peopled with youngish experts of all nowadays publicly possible genders who know exactly what you men, if you hum three notes or stammer part of a title. Or something like: „Ahhh, I once heard Eartha Kitt sing something about nail polish …“. They find, what you are looking … Weiterlesen »

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MAJORCA This Shop Is Top … (No. 26)

Well, yes, this hint is not for everybody but for the millions of tourists enjoying this beautiful  Balearic island. The shop’s name is „Ca’n Garanya“ and it has three branches in one calle (Joan Lliteras) and in easy walking distance (less than 100 yards or meters). What’s so smashing, is a shopping evolution: The owners … Weiterlesen »

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ANTICS The Shop Is Top … (No. 1)

You want 10 stuffed giraffes? A complete Post Office from the 20s and the Midwest? You like a Gasoline Station more? 5800 portholes? 85 figureheads? Or just 20 Louis Vuitton trunks? 13 globes? I could go on for ever with the antiques I saw in the „Stone Age“ in Miami. A warehouse with jungle paths, … Weiterlesen »

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ACCESSOIRES This Shop Is Top … (No. 21)

An Appenzeller Belt is one of the finest export items from Switzerland (where it is called a „Gurt“). A genuine leather belt with small plaques in brass or silve around the body, depicting cows, bells, dogs, sheep or religious items. It’s produced by hand and the best master’s name is Roger Dörig, my Swiss friends … Weiterlesen »

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FASHION This Shop Is Top … (No. 24)

In Hamburg and traditional circles of London they might insist on the original color only. But not all men are in the Navy nowadays, some pretend – even if they are dentists. Entertainer discovered long ago what a fine garment a Blazer is in vivid colors. Because colors in this case don’t harm style and … Weiterlesen »

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EQUIPMENT This Shop Is Top … (No. )

I know adventurers who wear the same shoes for the last 20 years. Or at least if they leave civilisation which not necessarily is home. The shoes are called „Chelsea“, they come in five versions (the professionals prefer the No. 3), have to be chestnut brown and are handmade by Crockett & Jones in London … Weiterlesen »

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