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post #271 of 407
Wow, very nice boot. I love the colors.


Everything you thought it would be?
post #272 of 407
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Originally Posted by Montesquieu View Post

Bespoke by Dave Wheeler of Wheeler Boot Company, Houston.
Elephant and cow hide.
Vintage 2012 after 1.5 year wait.
20120726wheelerboots2.jpg

Handsome! At first, I thought the maker was the same as I saw in a WSJ article earlier this year, but you'll see, his name is Miller.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204257504577151404277248024.html?mod=WSJ_article_comments


Speaking of elephant, I had on a new pair of Falconheads and took a picture in early morning light on the apron of our park's boat-launch; Feel the Grain!


post #273 of 407
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Originally Posted by Swan Song View Post

Tony Lama Boot circa mid 1980's in a medium burgundy. A very supple goatskin, and a uniquely designed toe flower.

Wow! I just clicked on that enlarged picture of bug/toe flower on your TL boots--really spectacular. Almost like a ram's horn. Were they a custom design or something they marketed at that time?
post #274 of 407
post #275 of 407
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Originally Posted by Montesquieu View Post

Bespoke by Dave Wheeler of Wheeler Boot Company, Houston.
Elephant and cow hide.
Vintage 2012 after 1.5 year wait.
20120726wheelerboots2.jpg

Very nice! wow.gif But that is an Ambrosini-like waiting period...
post #276 of 407
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WHOOOOAA!

I love these! VERY impressive.

Some details please.
post #277 of 407
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Originally Posted by suitedcboy View Post

WHOOOOAA!
I love these! VERY impressive.
Some details please.

Thank you.

Navy alligator vamp and counter. Navy and bone kangaroo tops, inlaid filigree pattern. Inch and five-eighths heel. Old-fashioned "box" toe.

Completely bespoke.
post #278 of 407

There is two style of cowboy boots. Are you talking about the riding boots (Frye Harness or Dan Post) or the show off boots (Lucchese). I have a pair of Frye Harness and 2 pair of Lucchese 1883. They fit and feel different. The Frye Harness riding boots are build like tank. They can take a lot of beating and are quite heavy. The Lucchese are made for show-off or short walk from point A to B. The fabrication is exquisite and all handmade. They also age very gracefully and mold to your feet but, they are not made to take a beating.

post #279 of 407
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Originally Posted by OCULUS View Post

Handsome! At first, I thought the maker was the same as I saw in a WSJ article earlier this year, but you'll see, his name is Miller.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204257504577151404277248024.html?mod=WSJ_article_comments

Funny you thought that. Lee Miller is making my next pair of boots. Wait time: 4.5 years.
post #280 of 407
Four and a half years...a lot can happen. Hope your feet don't spread over that time! Good luck.
post #281 of 407
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Originally Posted by sturm07 View Post

There is two style of cowboy boots. Are you talking about the riding boots (Frye Harness or Dan Post) or the show off boots (Lucchese). I have a pair of Frye Harness and 2 pair of Lucchese 1883. They fit and feel different. The Frye Harness riding boots are build like tank. They can take a lot of beating and are quite heavy. The Lucchese are made for show-off or short walk from point A to B. The fabrication is exquisite and all handmade. They also age very gracefully and mold to your feet but, they are not made to take a beating.

I think it is safe to say that we are discussing what you call "show-off" boots. I haven't ridden (horses) in years, but some of my "fancy" boots would certainly be good in the stirrups, especially elephant and bison--both are very tough. As is stingray and horse/cordovan, but beware, they don't like to stretch. Just don't assume that work boots are less well-made or costly than the "show-offs." Some guys dress well while working.

From what I can see, most here are urban cowboys with collections of both riding and fancy, many being vintage. Here are a couple of shots of the real deal--first on kids, second on their Dad, at a cutting horse training ranch in New Mexico that I visited last spring. Get the spurs...





Finally, I just got these back from Falconhead/Tres Outlaws, where they put neoprene half soles on them so they'd be a bit safer on my handle-barred stead.

post #282 of 407
DWFII: VERY elegant, and yet subtle. I'll bet you get a kick out of them though, every time you cross your leg!
post #283 of 407
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Originally Posted by OCULUS View Post

DWFII: VERY elegant, and yet subtle. I'll bet you get a kick out of them though, every time you cross your leg!

No, I don't wear them--they went to a fellow (customer) in Belgium. His fifth pair as I recall.

Thanks though.
post #284 of 407
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Originally Posted by sturm07 View Post

There is two style of cowboy boots. Are you talking about the riding boots (Frye Harness or Dan Post) or the show off boots (Lucchese). I have a pair of Frye Harness and 2 pair of Lucchese 1883. They fit and feel different. The Frye Harness riding boots are build like tank. They can take a lot of beating and are quite heavy. The Lucchese are made for show-off or short walk from point A to B. The fabrication is exquisite and all handmade. They also age very gracefully and mold to your feet but, they are not made to take a beating.




I always thought the Fry type boots were "biker boots" not cowboy.
post #285 of 407
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

No, I don't wear them--they went to a fellow (customer) in Belgium. His fifth pair as I recall.
Thanks though.



Very nice boot you built there.
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