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Cowboy boots

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

  1. Xenos

    Xenos Senior member

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    Whoa. Shell cordovan cowboy boots? Very nice.
     
  2. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    I've never seen a pair in the wild, post some pictures when the waves start to form. And tell us about how long the breakin period was.

    What design to the tops did you pick? Pictures of those,also.
     
  3. suitedcboy

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    I think my horses would be pissed if I showed up in cordovan boots.
     
  4. Layered Player

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    Born and raised in SE TX and have been wearing boots since I could walk...Lucchese is all my father would buy as he had an 11.5 B foot. I have a pair of their Classics that I LOVE but don't wear much and some Justin Ropers that get worn almost every other day. Both fit like a glove as I went down a half size.

    As a kid the old man bought me Dan Post bull hides because they wore like iron and were cheap enough to replace as I grew. Tony Lama calf was the first boot I paid for myself.
     
  5. Hannerhan

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    Haven't worn them yet so here is the only pic I have so far. Will post more when I wear them and when they start to break in.

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  6. jmonroestyle

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    Nice to see this thread revived!

    Just thought I would post a link to a few of the boots I designed, and then had made by various boot companies.

    http://s895.photobucket.com/albums/ac155/JBoots37/Boots/

    The large majority of the boots I own have either been made, or relasted by a bootmaker in Raymondville, Texas. My feet swell lots during the course of a day, so I favor the Southwest approach of a looser fitting instep. Also, since I have a flat foot and a low instep, my boots go on and off very easily. I also find a wider top (shaft) more comfortable around my ankle bones. It has taken me many years, $$$, and trips to Texas and the Southwest to figure out what sort of boot fit works best for me.

    I gave up on trying to find RTW cowboy boots years ago, as nothing I tried on made in a stock size (no matter the brand) fit properly, and caused foot pain. Now that I have gone the custom route, my boots are comfortable, and give me lots of enjoyment.

    Cowboy boot wearers will usually agree that a great looking, great fitting, well made boot is wonderful to wear, and great for one's "attitude factor". :)

    J
     
  7. Hannerhan

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    Here's one of my new ones in action.

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  8. Swan Song

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    I see you added the concho, a good accent. Love the boots. Wear them in good health and post pictures all along.

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    And a great vintage San Antonio Lucchese in elephant. Stovepipe top with a nice elephant overlay and classic Lucchese French toe.


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  9. Swan Song

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    Lucchese San Antonio belly cut gator on the bias. Alligator tip to stovepipe top in deep brown. Pulls and pull decoration even in alligator.
    Lucchese's tapered French toe. Only worn on special occasions. Today was such a day.


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  10. GamaH

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    I *love* your "Tres Outlaws," "Stallion," and "Rios of Mercedes" boots.
     
  11. jmonroestyle

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  12. Layered Player

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    Those are gorgeous!

    My old man had a pair similar but the shaft was not 'gator.

    He had a pair of sea turtle (they werent illegal at the time) like that though, brought the skins back from SE Asia himself. Should have seen the looks we got at customs.
     
  13. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    Wow, such a nice response requires a couple of additional pictures.



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  14. Tri Tip

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    I really like this thread. Been in the rockabilly scene the last 20 years. In my opinion wear what you want and who cares what others think. I traded in my engineer boots for cowboy boots as I got older. I wear em every day. I also have a nice pair that I wear daily with suits for work. I'm in Southern California LA area, and they do get some stares. However, there are plenty of Hicks, Punks, Cowpunks and Rockabilly folks out here that understand style and you aint gotta be a cowboy in Texas to sport some. I really get bummed when I hear narrow opinions that only cowboys should wear cowboy boots. With that argument bikers shouldn't wear engineer boots, greasers too for that mater. After all when the first engineer boot was made it wasn't intended for bikers was it? Heaven forbid somebody wears a Pea Coat who aint in the Navy! Anyway I look forward to the cite!

    Wear these everyday.
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  15. OCULUS

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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
     
  16. OCULUS

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    Wow! What a spectacular boot! How old?
     
  17. Swan Song

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    Willie Lusk died in the early 1970's, so I always considered these from the 1950's-60's.
     
  18. Swan Song

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    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.:D
     
  19. Swan Song

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    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.:slayer:
     
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  20. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    And pictures showing Mr. Lusk's skill as a bootmaker


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