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post #256 of 415
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Originally Posted by Swan Song View Post

Great color combo, I like them. Hope you can get them to work for you.
How about a custom Summer Boot just in time for the hot summer weather.
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Willie Lusk Bootmaker with his famous Flame Stitch by Evelyn Green
Display only......about a men's 7-8 or women's 9-10.

Wow! What a spectacular boot! How old?
post #257 of 415
Willie Lusk died in the early 1970's, so I always considered these from the 1950's-60's.
post #258 of 415
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Hi guys,
I haven't been to this site in ages (but I'm still registered, Thx). Have never been to this page, but am tickled to see that it exists. Over the past several years (and several trips out west) I have become something of a collector of boots and am glad to find a place where I can indulge my interests with people who won't holler sumpin stupid.
Was particularly glad to see some JB Hills above. They really rank as my favorites; I have a new custom pair of anteaters--yup you read that right--in production right now. I just happened to ask Diana if they had any skins? Yup, I got the last pair, (cognac) and they are small, so I am only getting "triad" cuts, but they are going to be a lot of fun with some special trimming; She's already said she wants to photograph and show them directly to Dr. Jim before they leave the factory.
For openers, here's my first pair of custom JBH's "LaPluma" They are pictured with a vintage Churchill "Red River" from Neiman Marcus (via ePrey)
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These are horse uppers with (I think) kangaroo shafts. I saw them featured as their boot of the month and went right to work getting fitted for a pair (a story unto itself). I also have a pair of the shell cordovans shown above; very handsome, comfortable boots. Hope I can learn something here; nice to be back to Style.
Ray



Love these boots, can you post additional views? Especially the toe box area.

Welcome to the thread, hope you post and comment often, I've been draggin this boat overland and welcome the help.biggrin.gif
post #259 of 415
Back in the early 1960's, Justin made a GREAT boot.


Sea Turtle in deep mahogany brown. Well matched skins.

Raised apron, Norwegian split-toe.

And if you look close, that raised apron extends to the heel counter!! Some bad-ass bootmaker back in the day.


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These pictures make it appear they are 11AAA sized, yet they are 9.5D and I wear them often.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #260 of 415
And pictures showing Mr. Lusk's skill as a bootmaker


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post #261 of 415
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Originally Posted by OCULUS View Post

Hi guys,
I haven't been to this site in ages (but I'm still registered, Thx). Have never been to this page, but am tickled to see that it exists. Over the past several years (and several trips out west) I have become something of a collector of boots and am glad to find a place where I can indulge my interests with people who won't holler sumpin stupid.
Was particularly glad to see some JB Hills above. They really rank as my favorites; I have a new custom pair of anteaters--yup you read that right--in production right now. I just happened to ask Diana if they had any skins? Yup, I got the last pair, (cognac) and they are small, so I am only getting "triad" cuts, but they are going to be a lot of fun with some special trimming; She's already said she wants to photograph and show them directly to Dr. Jim before they leave the factory.
For openers, here's my first pair of custom JBH's "LaPluma" They are pictured with a vintage Churchill "Red River" from Neiman Marcus (via ePrey)
249
These are horse uppers with (I think) kangaroo shafts. I saw them featured as their boot of the month and went right to work getting fitted for a pair (a story unto itself). I also have a pair of the shell cordovans shown above; very handsome, comfortable boots. Hope I can learn something here; nice to be back to Style.
Ray

Those are awesome, and I'd definitely like to see the anteaters when you get them. I'm headed back to El Paso next month for a quick couple of meetings, and have already been informed by the wife that I'm homeless if I come back with another pair of J.B. Hills so quickly after getting the shell cordovan pair...too bad.
post #262 of 415
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Originally Posted by Swan Song View Post

Back in the early 1960's, Justin made a GREAT boot.
Sea Turtle in deep mahogany brown. Well matched skins.
Raised apron, Norwegian split-toe.
And if you look close, that raised apron extends to the heel counter!! Some bad-ass bootmaker back in the day.
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These pictures make it appear they are 11AAA sized, yet they are 9.5D and I wear them often.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thx Swan for your comments and your Show and Tell. Those sea turtles are magnificent, if a bit on the slimmy side! Just this morning, I got notification of a sea turtle wallet available on ePrey (wasn't searching for it). I checked it out; they want $500, but had a Make and Offer. Now, I can't find it to send you the link. Although I think it was associated with the seller who offered an anteater buckle...he took $55 for it off-line down from $BIN $75. If I find it is he, I'll send the link along, and you can offer him $300!

You asked for more JB Hill LaPluma shots; the reason for the hat is that they are both considered "whiskey" in color. I beleive they are still featured in the boot of the month section on their site, here's another:

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I need to grab some shots of my other vintage boots and post them (gator, some inlays, San Antonio Luccheses, etc.)

Glad to have some interest in them!

Ray
post #263 of 415
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Originally Posted by Hannerhan View Post

Those are awesome, and I'd definitely like to see the anteaters when you get them. I'm headed back to El Paso next month for a quick couple of meetings, and have already been informed by the wife that I'm homeless if I come back with another pair of J.B. Hills so quickly after getting the shell cordovan pair...too bad.

Hannerhan, are you on their email sales list? They just finished their sale, and that's how I came to order the anteaters--at a 20% discount! I thought I read that they extended their sale another week...better check the site....then you could have them shipped and meet the wife at the door from El P.....empty handed! biggrin.gif

Ray
post #264 of 415
Gee, I just had to search for this thread to get back here, and it downloaded on the first page. There, I read several reasons why I posted a few times, then just abandoned this forum. What a bunch of tired, old prigs...or dare I say: nasty old queens.nod[1].gif

Of all people, you'd think they'd remember what mother always said about not "having something nice to say..."

Anyway, I'm happy with the conversation here and am sure I can learn some more about boots....and that ain't easy being in upstate NY.
post #265 of 415
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Originally Posted by OCULUS View Post

Thx Swan for your comments and your Show and Tell. Those sea turtles are magnificent, if a bit on the slimmy side! Just this morning, I got notification of a sea turtle wallet available on ePrey (wasn't searching for it). I checked it out; they want $500, but had a Make and Offer. Now, I can't find it to send you the link. Although I think it was associated with the seller who offered an anteater buckle...he took $55 for it off-line down from $BIN $75. If I find it is he, I'll send the link along, and you can offer him $300!
You asked for more JB Hill LaPluma shots; the reason for the hat is that they are both considered "whiskey" in color. I beleive they are still featured in the boot of the month section on their site, here's another:
595
I need to grab some shots of my other vintage boots and post them (gator, some inlays, San Antonio Luccheses, etc.)
Glad to have some interest in them!
Ray




love the snip toe and color combo
post #266 of 415
Tony Lama Boot circa mid 1980's in a medium burgundy. A very supple goatskin, and a uniquely designed toe flower.



post #267 of 415
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Wow, such a nice response requires a couple of additional pictures.
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This is some baller shit right here. Obviously I approve!
post #268 of 415
Thank you......They are a Special Boot, indeed.



How about a very vintage Dan Post in gray African Bullfrog







post #269 of 415
Ribbet....nod[1].gif

WILD!

Falconhead/Tres Outlaws had a pair pictured on their site, but they were sold when I enquired. Love the random spots. They remind me of English perfed brogues in the "bird shot" pattern; can't remember the bespoke maker (now discontinued) and thus, they were very subtle and dressy, but very hilarious once you looked closely and got the drift of what was going on.
post #270 of 415
Bespoke by Dave Wheeler of Wheeler Boot Company, Houston.
Elephant and cow hide.
Vintage 2012 after 1.5 year wait.

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