As I mentioned earlier this summer, I was about to expand beyond the conservative, plain-foot cowboy boots of my past and venture into something more exotic. Well, the J. B. Hill cognac anteaters were a "first step" in that they are triads (the last pair of legal hides they had were too small for a full foot). But later on this summer, I took advantage of a Falconhead Tres Outlaws sale and jumped for a pair I have ogled for too long: Tooled mahogany (#14076) with a 3/4" X toe. These made-to-measure beauties arrived this week and I am stunned at their magnificence, and yet they are very lowkey; they could just as well be John Lobbs...with lift heels. The tooling is unbelievable artwork that is just near impossible to find these days, and I'll add much more believable "HAND" work than Lucchese's "hand-tooled" tops that are just too identical on each boot to be genuine handwork.