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Cowboy boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mram65, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    Holy Thread Revival Batman!

    This thread comes back every few years like the films in a horror movie franchise.
     
  2. furo

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    Holy Thread Revival Batman!

    This thread comes back every few years like the films in a horror movie franchise.


    The best comeback in this thread was from March 7, 2002 to August 1, 2007 [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. Bradford

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    The best comeback in this thread was from March 7, 2002 to August 1, 2007 [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Actually I'm pretty sure we lost some posts from that timeframe back in the great Style Forum server crash of 2006.

    I know I had responded back in '02 about the boots I own. This was one of the first threads in which I participated.
     
  5. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Well-Known Member

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    Actually I'm pretty sure we lost some posts from that timeframe back in the great Style Forum server crash of 2006.

    I know I had responded back in '02 about the boots I own. This was one of the first threads in which I participated.


    Like driving through the old neighborhood.. [​IMG]
     
  6. westerndesign

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    I really like to wear cowboy boots. I wear them proudly with a wide range of outfits.
    Remember that you don't have to look like a cowgirl to wear cowboy boots. These can be a great addition to modern, conservative and trendy pieces.
     
  7. Swan Song

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    Well, this thread needs a bump......we Cowboy Boot wearers must endure the slings and arrows till others follow our lead.

    Recent non-e*b*y find, vintage Tony Lama Black Label Sea Turtle in cognac. Has 6 line stitch, two in cognac.

    Complete disinfection, then new soles and heel caps, condition and then a touch of polish.


    (the sole edge is a brown to match the shaft, not black.)
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    Very nice!

    I've got another pair on the way, this one in sueded ostrich leg.
     
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    Have one pair of Lucchese Classic ropers. Great with jeans.
     
  10. Swan Song

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    Have one pair of Lucchese Classic ropers. Great with jeans.


    great with Margaritas, too.
     
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    Well, this thread needs a bump......we Cowboy Boot wearers must endure the slings and arrows till others follow our lead.

    Recent non-e*b*y find, vintage Tony Lama Black Label Sea Turtle in cognac. Has 6 line stitch, two in cognac.

    Complete disinfection, then new soles and heel caps, condition and then a touch of polish.


    (the sole edge is a brown to match the shaft, not black.)


    Your sea turtle Tony Lama boots look similar to these Tony Lama alligator boots. Just curious, how do you know for sure what skin you have?
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  12. RSS

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    When I'm at the ranch I'll wear 'em ... anyplace else ... I won't.

    However, I was once photographed by a very demanding photographer who insisted I wear them for the integrity of the shot ... even though the shot was to be waist up. What a waste.
     
  13. Swan Song

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    Your sea turtle Tony Lama boots look similar to these Tony Lama alligator boots. Just curious, how do you know for sure what skin you have?



    those big square scales on your picture(the vamp part) tell me they are alligator.



    on Sea Turtle....medium-roundish scales tapering rapidly to those small and smaller scales on each side of vamp= Sea Turtle. They only can use(well, not now, but back before the ban) the front belly(medium round scales) and the scales leading to the flippers(small and smaller scales).


    Now if you have a really vintage Alligator skin, on a high-end boot, then they used the REALLY BIG skins that can only come from NON-farm-raised alligator. see this picture, also mine, from Lucchese back 25-30 years when they were made in San Antonio.

    nowdays they have to use two farm-raised skins to match the vamps, and the scaling is very uniform and smallish because ya gotta live long and prosper in the wild to get big enough to produce the big roundish scales.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Swan Song

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    Sea Turtle picture.....I do not know if this was the species of Turtle they used to make boots.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Swan Song

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    here are the sides of mine, still Sea Turtle.....Love the color.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, Swan Song. Good to know.

    I have five pairs of boots now. Those pictured are my latest. I have three pairs of Justins (2 Teju Lizard - 1 black, 1 brown; and 1 pair of lighter brown elephant I bought 25 years ago), one pair of Nocona black bullhide and these Tony Lamas from the El Rey Collection.

    Are your Tony Lama boots El Rey also? I assume that moniker is supposed to signify something special as it translates to "the king", but there is scant info on the internet about cowboy boots in general. Any tips on sites or forums that might be informative?

    Thanks.
     
  17. kabert

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    Too hot to wear cowboy boots this time of year (mid-August in the mid-Atlantic), but I still like them alot. I've got two pairs - one pair of Lucchesse and one pair of Tony Lama. I wore them a decent amount in the 90s but have been wearing them less and less. Now, maybe once or twice a year. They take up space in the closet but... no way I'm getting rid of them.
     
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    Mine are not from the El Rey Collection....I do not know when El Rey was phased out, but they were their top-line boot when they were introduced in 1952-53.
     
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    Cool links! Thanks!
     

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