Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mram65, Mar 6, 2002.
Wow! What a spectacular boot! How old?
Willie Lusk died in the early 1970's, so I always considered these from the 1950's-60's.
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.
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.
These pictures make it appear they are 11AAA sized, yet they are 9.5D and I wear them often.
And pictures showing Mr. Lusk's skill as a bootmaker
Those are awesome, and I'd definitely like to see the anteaters when you get them. I'm headed back to El Paso next month for a quick couple of meetings, and have already been informed by the wife that I'm homeless if I come back with another pair of J.B. Hills so quickly after getting the shell cordovan pair...too bad.
Thx Swan for your comments and your Show and Tell. Those sea turtles are magnificent, if a bit on the slimmy side! Just this morning, I got notification of a sea turtle wallet available on ePrey (wasn't searching for it). I checked it out; they want $500, but had a Make and Offer. Now, I can't find it to send you the link. Although I think it was associated with the seller who offered an anteater buckle...he took $55 for it off-line down from $BIN $75. If I find it is he, I'll send the link along, and you can offer him $300!
You asked for more JB Hill LaPluma shots; the reason for the hat is that they are both considered "whiskey" in color. I beleive they are still featured in the boot of the month section on their site, here's another:
I need to grab some shots of my other vintage boots and post them (gator, some inlays, San Antonio Luccheses, etc.)
Glad to have some interest in them!
Hannerhan, are you on their email sales list? They just finished their sale, and that's how I came to order the anteaters--at a 20% discount! I thought I read that they extended their sale another week...better check the site....then you could have them shipped and meet the wife at the door from El P.....empty handed!
Gee, I just had to search for this thread to get back here, and it downloaded on the first page. There, I read several reasons why I posted a few times, then just abandoned this forum. What a bunch of tired, old prigs...or dare I say: nasty old queens.
Of all people, you'd think they'd remember what mother always said about not "having something nice to say..."
Anyway, I'm happy with the conversation here and am sure I can learn some more about boots....and that ain't easy being in upstate NY.
love the snip toe and color combo
Tony Lama Boot circa mid 1980's in a medium burgundy. A very supple goatskin, and a uniquely designed toe flower.
This is some baller shit right here. Obviously I approve!
Thank you......They are a Special Boot, indeed.
How about a very vintage Dan Post in gray African Bullfrog
Falconhead/Tres Outlaws had a pair pictured on their site, but they were sold when I enquired. Love the random spots. They remind me of English perfed brogues in the "bird shot" pattern; can't remember the bespoke maker (now discontinued) and thus, they were very subtle and dressy, but very hilarious once you looked closely and got the drift of what was going on.
Bespoke by Dave Wheeler of Wheeler Boot Company, Houston.
Elephant and cow hide.
Vintage 2012 after 1.5 year wait.
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