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post #136 of 440
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Originally Posted by mram65 View Post
I know this topic has been approached before, but I'd like to know how you guys feel about cowboy boots. They seem to be coming back in style, with lots of big name celebs wearing them. The Backstreet Boys wear them often, and not a night goes by on the "E. Entertainment News" when you don't see Steve Kmetko wearing them.

They're looking really sharp of late, with super pointed toes, and radically underslung heels.  I think they make a cool fashion statement.

Anyone out there a cowboy boot fan? Would like to hear your opinions.

High boots are uncomfortable to wear and hot esp. in summer. Even ankle boots shouldn't be bigger than 7" to be omfortable. Go to a store and try varying heights on and you'll see what I mean.
post #137 of 440
never!!
post #138 of 440
I like them. alot .I wear a pair i have here and there when i'm dressed down Eventually i think ill upgrade to a nicer pair down the road when i'm done buying other things.
post #139 of 440
They are not particularly uncomfortable during hot weather. It is well to remember that they evolved and gained greatest popularity in the Southwest--where it is a lot hotter than most other parts of the US. And no, they're not as cool as an oxford, a slipper or a sandal. It is also might be noted that there are people who could buy and sell the wealthiest SF member out of pocket, who consider cowboy boots as a viable and appropriate option for dress....ie. with a bespoke suit. Possibly this POV dates back to an earlier time in European and American history when boots were more common and considered a status symbol and a mark of martial prowess.
post #140 of 440
I am not a native Texan, but have come to appreciate cowboy boots. I only wear them occasionally, but find them quite comfortable and not any more hot than other choices of footwear in the summer heat.
post #141 of 440
[quote=DWFII;4572052]They are not particularly uncomfortable during hot weather. It is well to remember that they evolved and gained greatest popularity in the Southwest--where it is a lot hotter than most other parts of the US. And no, they're not as cool as an oxford, a slipper or a sandal.

It is also might be noted that there are people who could buy and sell the wealthiest SF member out of pocket, who consider cowboy boots as a viable and appropriate option for dress....ie. with a bespoke suit.

Must be nouveau riche because people have only been living in Texas (outside of Indians) for 150 years. Many of these people were originally shit poor farmers or may have owned some cattle and were lucky enough to hit oil or gold on their land. They're sort of like the Beverly Hillbillies. They may have a lot of money but it takes generations of breeding to acquire class.The Kennedy's were sort of like this too. Grandpappy Joe only made his money as reently as thr 1920's mostly from bootlegging and rooked stock manipulations before the SEC was established.
post #142 of 440
I wear them, I'm not a cowboy but I am a country one. I have a southern accent, I believe that gives me permission. I wear it up north and I scare people.
post #143 of 440
I am not from Texas and no one gives me permission to wear my boots. screw em.... I wear Lucchese Classics Elephant in Black and another pair Crocodile in Tobacco. I alspo have some Frye boots.
post #144 of 440
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pooter View Post
Must be nouveau riche because people have only been living in Texas (outside of Indians) for 150 years. Many of these people were originally shit poor farmers or may have owned some cattle and were lucky enough to hit oil or gold on their land. They're sort of like the Beverly Hillbillies. They may have a lot of money but it takes generations of breeding to acquire class.The Kennedy's were sort of like this too. Grandpappy Joe only made his money as reently as thr 1920's mostly from bootlegging and rooked stock manipulations before the SEC was established.
A lot of Texas was settled by forward looking planters from the Southron Aristocracy or second sons who would not inherit. It is one of the reasons Texas was so sympathetic to the Confederacy. But beyond that, so what? Almost everybody here on SF is nouveau riche...or working class. People with bona fides--"bloodlines"--don't worry about "style" or any of the multitude of obsessions that are cultivated here. If the Duke of Rothesay wanted to wear cowboy boots to a white tie affair he would do so and not give it a second thought. He might even wear brown boots...
post #145 of 440
I'm back, glad to see this thread still active.

How about a chocolate rough-out from Caboots
LL
post #146 of 440
Not impressed with the suede?

Well, how about a red,white, and blue Tony Lama Bicentennial(1976) boot just in time for July 4th.
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post #147 of 440
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Originally Posted by GamaH View Post
I have a question for everyone here; I've been searching for an answer for months (on and off, of course) to no avail, really.

1)\tWhat is the absolutely-bet-your-life-on-it-correct cm/inches-to-size chart? I have seen some VERY weird formulas for shoe sizing over the years.

Hi.

Cowboy Boots like shoes varies by Brand.

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2) How true to size do Lucchese classics fit?

Now, I can't just subtract 1/2 sizes or whatnot from my normal shoe size, because honestly I do not know my actual shoe size. I wear mostly 7.5s, but they're laced and if they were loafers, they'd come right off. I have a pair of size 5 Dolce&Gabbana lace-ups, and they fit basically the same as my 7.5Patent lace-ups and Bucks from Brooks Brothers. This is the reason I asked for a definitive size-chart.


Lucchese boots are very narrow. If you have a wide foot you will need to try different styles of Lucchese to find the one that is most comfortable for your needs.

If you are flat-footed you may want to explore Charlie Horse which is Lucchese but offer a wider width.

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Now, if some of you are wondering what the hell a Finn thinks he's doing by wearing cowboy boots. Well, I was *born* in Texas (not raised there though), so... yeah I'm not actually Finnish.

Anyway, I would try them on before buying but there are absolutely no cowboy boots being sold where I'm currently residing, nor in any of the countries I'll be residing in, in the near future, so online is my only hope.

Cowboy boots really needs to be tried on before purchasing for there are other things to take into account in terms of comfort in the long run. You cannot use a pair of shoes as a guideline for Cowboy Boots. Unless you don’t mind shipping boots to the vendor back and forth, first time buyers of Cowboy Boots is playing Russian Roulette buying on-line.

I own three pairs of Cowboy Boots and I am very happy with their performance.

Cheers!
post #148 of 440
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Originally Posted by PreppyBoy View Post
I own three pairs of Cowboy Boots and I am very happy with their performance.Cheers!
A cowboy boot performance? Will there be spurs? STIRRUPS?!?!
post #149 of 440
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
A cowboy boot performance? Will there be spurs? STIRRUPS?!?!

By Performance I mean durability throughout the years under different climates in and about NYC.

If you would like to add spurs by all means do so. However, that type of accessory is only worn by a chosen few, who really want to have that authentic cowboy look.

Cowboy Boots generally look impressive without any added accessories.

Cheers!
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