Cowboy boots

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

  1. Mr.Pooter

    Mr.Pooter Active Member

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    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. Â 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.
     


  2. davesmith

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  3. Barnabus

    Barnabus Senior member

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    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.
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  5. TexasDan

    TexasDan Senior member

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    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.
     


  6. Mr.Pooter

    Mr.Pooter Active Member

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  7. andrew96

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    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.
     


  8. Carlisle Blues

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    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.
     


  9. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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...
     


  10. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    I'm back, glad to see this thread still active.

    How about a chocolate rough-out from Caboots
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  11. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    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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  12. PreppyBoy

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    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.

    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.

    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!
     


  13. acridsheep

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    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?!?!
     


  14. PreppyBoy

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    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!
     


  15. acridsheep

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    Want to... need to.... can't resis....
     


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