Early days (continued)...
Now I had few things going for me. Leather, shirt and tie and smokes. I was hitting all my turn on spots in one outfit but something was missing... Trench coat! So I added trench to it + gloves + Muir cap + tight leather pants and I was finally in heaven. Cigars returned as well and over the years I added accessories like rings (over gloves), Ray Bans and vintage tie and collar pins as well as police belt. Like you, I never had money for leather so I shopped around from eBay to bike shops to vintage stores and online. My leather collection grew and grew and I was lucky what I was able to find over the years. Yes you can go to Berlin and get it all custom made but how many of us can really afford that? So I improvised A LOT. What you see here has not happened over night and did not cost me as much as you think, also I like that I do not look like a leatheman clone. I see lot of leather out there and it all seems to come from the same place. I don’t mean to offend anyone with this of course, but I rather look bit original and use my creativity to create something new then more of a same. So my advice on becoming a leather man is to do it slowly, gradually, keep looking, look in places where others don’t, invest in a few quality items then fill the gaps with some used, worn and cheaper ones. No one would know the difference. Well that concludes my story on how I got into leather. I hope you enjoyed it - if you have comment below. In future posts I will be talking about hyper masculinity, smoking and being a leatherman. Sounds good? Comment below!
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It’s still Tuesday for a few hours and I have been in some deep thoughts and struggles the last few days. I think today would be the PERFECT Day for a Transformation Tuesday post. I had a tough workout on Monday and I had to say to myself think about the marathon of a journey you have been on! I have had my really high moments in this journey and then I have had my lows or maybe my turns off the path. The fact that I haven’t given up on this journey means that I want it. I think sometimes I need to prove to myself that I have the strength or power to do something. While sitting in the sauna early this morning before the pic in the red cap, I was feeling down about performance yesterday in Fit in the Training portion which was running, kettle bell swings and ab mat sit-ups. Then I started to think back to my very first time running in Fit Class with @lorenalisagarcia as the coach. I can remember barely being able to do a 100 meter run and her words of “remember this moment, remember what it feels like when you think you can’t do more or it hurts!” I feel lucky to have my FitFam and I feel even more lucky to have found my inner circle or tribe. My inner circle is real, honest - sometimes REAL Honest and we also make each other laugh. We help to keep each other accountable but we also pick each other up when we are going through something. They are just as much part of my journey as I am and I know that they will not let me back down or go into my head and sabotage myself. The next portion of the journey is going to be an uphill battle but every drop of sweat and a few tears I am sure will be worth the final Transformation! •
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Yucatán, Mexico 🇲🇽: We told you we smile! This was later in the afternoon of our Chichen Itza photo. After a day of exploring the temples, we headed over to the gran cenote. Showers and lockers were available so we stripped off and took a dip. We didn’t want to wait in the line - which you can see behind us - so didn’t jump. Kinda regret that so will definitely do it when we visit again. We didn’t eat though there was a restaurant available. We opted to have a couple of cervezas before piling into the van to head back to PDC. Perfect end to the day! (July, 2016) 🐾