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Nice thread. I have a few C&J's.   My PTB's are a touch older and more mellow(C&J Polo variety)but serves the purpose of showing how quality Shell ages.   Love the caramel patina and iconic waves.   Roughly 6-7 years old.          
Update   The look of well broken in Shell. Buffed 10 minutes each with a smidgen of cream yesterday.   Quality via Horween and C&J.     Out and about today.      
Another view of the beautiful crocodile tiles,Classic snip toe and very skillful stitching.    
Sanded Nile Crocodile belly in black with snip toe.   Probably made by Stallion or Rios of Mercedez 30-40 years ago for the Billy Martin Western Wear store in NY City.   Butter soft tops made from kangaroo with 14 rows of black and gray stitching.   Recently repatriated.  
Coming up on July 4th, so my bicentennial boots start to make their appearance.     First up......Tony Lama.        
Hollywood Riff Raff   Hand tooled shaft in Spanish calf   Tan chaps split leather vamp, spade sole, faux mule ear pulls, kangaroo piping and lacing.    
How found  
Very Vintage Blucher Boot Co. boot, nicknamed "The Tom Mix Boot" since he wanted the tulip pattern in some of his boots . Probably custom made in the 1960's from the label on the pull.   Lots of nice stitching, and colors....red, green, blue, yellow.   Very supple full grain French calfskin in burgundy.         Very nice stitching at the tongue.     That heel is a working cowboy heel, very underslung to engage the stirrup.(And why John...
But by far my favorite is this custom Willie Lusk boot in belly lizard.....the toughest, most resilient part of the lizard. Two Big 'ol Lizard's, each vamp is made of one piece, matched perfectly.   And with such a lovely Flame Stitch by Evelyn Green on an extremely supple chocolate calf top.   1940's-50's spade sole with a pointed toe.   Such a work of Art.      
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