June 9th, 2022: Sebago and El Solitario MC team up for an exclusive adrenaline-fuelled collaboration.
The two acclaimed brands are now thrilled to be joining forces to begin a new chapter in their own historic legacies, producing something entirely unique: a new and exclusive take on the iconic Dan Tag loafer.
Sebago’s authentic design meets the against-the-grain perspective of El Solitario MC to cement the timeless penny loafer’s classic construction—crafted from premium-quality leather with a hand-stitched apron guaranteed to stand the test of time—, whilst updating it with gold “Cheat Death” lettering across both shoes as a subtle yet unmistakable nod to the thrill-seeking spirit of the motorcycle universe.
A seamless celebration of Sebago heritage and El Solitario MC’s captivating vision.
What unites Sebago and El Solitario MC is a clear focus on exceptional quality and meticulous attention to detail. Two seemingly opposing worlds, driven by a common desire to harness their outstanding craftsmanship to make their visions a reality.
Love the video . Especially LOVE the bike ! Love the prose !
Cheating death … hmmm …. seems over th past few years I may know more about that than I wish I did … . But hey … as the bard ( Eddie Veder ) said .. ” I’m Still Alive ” !!!! And ( bleep ) those who don’t like it !
As for the ‘ inner ‘ wolf though … I say let the damn thing out . You’d be surprised knowing wolves as I do … how restrained , disciplined and controlled they are when need be .
As fer the peds ( shoes ) ya gotta admit … there’s something …. hmm … sarcastic ? … ironic ? .. or simply contradictory about shiny leather penny loafers usually worn by Wall Street business men , preppies , yuppies and Silicon Valley nerds ( at least here in the not so U of SA ) that say ” Cheat Death ” across the tongue .
Oh well .. Sebago’s a great shoe … y’all … well … y’all know what I think of you .. so here’s hoping the market says yay and buys the damn things !
As for my preferred footwear ? SCARPA approach shoes ! Why ? Cause they look as iconoclast as I am … and no matter what the terrain … they’re raring and ready to go / climb / repel / ride ( M/C or bicycle ) etc … not that I’m doing any o’ that lately … but the time will come when I shed this damn walking apparatus ( switched from cane to Leki trekking pole ) and get back to it
Hmmm … now there’s a future thought …. El Solitario SCARPA approach shoes …. hmmmm ..me likes … me wants !
Now let the damn wolf loose afer I’s forced to board a freakin plane ta Spain and yank the damn thing outta y’all ( LoL )
GuitarSlinger ( aka Kafka on the High Plains )
.. and yeah .. over on this side of the Atlantic … thats what we calls em .. penny loafers . Why ? Take a penny and slip it into the pocket on the tongue … it fits like flynn .. hence the moniker for life o’r here .
.. and hey … this’n definitely bears repeating ;
” I was not caught
I crossed the line
I was not caught
Though many tried
I live among you
( Leonard Cohen )
Hmm … them Wolfy Sebagos might just fit the bill here . Well disguised indeed ! Hmm ……
The more I think about this Cohen lyric and those Sebago shoes … the more they fit together like black beans and rice !
Too bad it’d probably cost a fortune to license the song for a video or an ad or two .. cause damn …. it really does fit
OK .. last post on this page .
These shoes need a new custom M/C to promote them .
Now don’t get me wrong … me loves the BBW … but these ‘ stealth ‘ shoes need sumpin different .
What you ask ? Without trying to step on y’alls creativity .,,
A bike that at first glance seems normal . But on 2nd you know you’re seeing something new .
Subtle and elegant enough on the outside to park in front of the main casino in Monte Carlo fitting right in with the multi million dollar hyper and luxury cars .
Badasses enough underneath to tear the face off any competition … not to mention throw its rider right into the grips of the ” Sausage Creature ” should the rider not pay the respect that the bike demands .
Capable enough to blast down any highway … yet comfortable puddling around town … while being competent enough to rip up a dirt road if need be
Sounds like a helluva M/C to me . Question is … can it be done ? Hmm … I bet if’n ya puts yer collective minds to it … y’alls capable of pulling it off .
Eeesh … y’all seem to be on intermittent sabbatical …. The Vintagent has de-evolved into The E-Sycophant ( replete with Carnival Barker E – propaganda and rhetoric ) … two more print mags bite the dust here in the US .. what little is left online custom M/C wise has gone ultimate Suburban Urban Hipster Wanna Be ( hipster my ass .. more like badly done xeroxes of a past they hardly understand ) barely worth the effort … despite the dearth of words …
So …. sigh … much like the music world ( calling it a business at present is a contradiction in terms ) .. it seems the M/C world has gone down the tubes
So mi amigos … thanks for the thoughts … and the idea of something ‘ happening ‘ .. its been real … and damn for a long time it was fun … but the fun seems to be long gone .. and therefore so must I be
Adios mi amigos .. via con … dios ? ( what ever if any ” Small Metal Gods ” y’all might bow down to..re ;the David Sylvian song of the same title ) .. keep the rubber side down … the shiny side up … the ” Sausage Creature ” at bay .. and if’n yer ever in my neck of the woods ( we’ll be here at least another 18 months ) drop me a line and I’ll treat y’all to some genuine Colorado fare ( rattle snake .. Bison .. bear meat … Rocky Mt Oysters etc ) at e genuinely legendary eatery … along with a spirt or two ta wash it down with
Ride On – Rock On – Remain Calm ( or least try yer best ) and do mi amigos .. try and Carry On ( my wayward sons ) as best as possible till y’all can come back full bore once again
Toodles .. y’all be missed
Yers .. GTRSLNGR… Aka… ‘Kafka on the High Plains ‘ ( damn that advanced degree in Philosophy anywhooo )
Ahhhhh … WTF ! One more for the road . A bit of wisdom from yours truly .
Myth – ” He who dies with the most toys wins ”
Reality – ” He who dies with the most toys is DEAD … leaving a massive complicated , time and money consuming mess for his family to deal with afterwards ” – gtrslngr
Via con dios ( of your choosing ) mi amigos .. and in light of recent events here … wish I had purchased one o’ yer ” Don’t Pray for Me ” hats .. Hmmm just may have to have a T-shirt printed up with the saying – ” Keep Your Effing Thoughts and Prayers to Yourself “
Oi ! Mi amigos !! Holy %h!T ! Heat plus much flame . Christmas in the morning … y’all ( Espana Portugal France ) are beginning to look like us here in the Western US ! Heat waves galore …. drought dry as an ancient witch’s wrinkles .. with a frightening side of fire .
Damn … stay safe mi amigos . And remember … given the choice between property and your lives …. fck the property … run for your life.
We’ve had too many friends of late loose everything BUT their lives which is hard enough … and I sure as hell don’t feel like dealing with any of y’all losing your lives !
We may know each other only via the net … but hell … does that really matter ?
So to put it in the words of the immortal HST .
” Stay the fck safe you stupid sons of a ( Bleep ) “
Well howdy amigos ! Is y’all still out there ?
Damn … hope the fires haven’t come your way .
Anyhoo ….. a couple of goodies fer ya .;
1) … a first rate damn terrifying Latino ( Mexican ? ) Native American ( SW tribes ) myth ;
The story of La Loba . Best resource … Dr Clarissa Pinka Estes .
Suffice it to say … if it has any basis to it … thats one Lone Wolf you do not want to meet up with . Fascinating tale though
2nd .. an interesting book well worth reading ( fiction )
” Half Outlaw ” by Alex Temblador … a fairly accurate ( albeit fictional ) look into the realties of growing up in a 1% Outlaw M/C club/gang
Finally … a Charles Bukowski ( poet author and all around American badass ) quote fer ya … perhaps a little too relevant for both of us .. but a damn good one never the less ;
” What matters most is how well you walk through the fire ”
Ahhh Charles Bukowski … suffice it to say … if you love HST … you’re gonna go full in for CB .
Now …. come on mi amigos … yer turn .. get something up fer us all to read ..
They need to be made with steel toes to help clear a path to the bar