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Cowboy Boots

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Jack Scorpion, May 17, 2005.

  1. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

    Couldn’t resist these lizard Nocona boots for $35 on eBay [​IMG]
     
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  2. That's a bargain!
     
  3. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    I posted these back in May when they first made the bay. I had no expectation of buying them as the asking price was what it would take to buy a pair of new MTM boots and they were listed as a bit small for me. I posted them because of their rarity, Frommer only makes a few pair a year with up to a 3-4 year wait and they are two piece/whole cuts/ wellingtons, take your pick. Early western boots were mostly two piece boots with no designated L or R. Frommer, somewhat of a historian, got around to making a traditional boot, with his 20th, 21st century refinements.

    Only a handful of makers build this style today. Paul Krause in AZ and Lisa Sorrel in OK builds what she sometime refers to as the "high vamp" or "Sandhill" boot. A boot whose vamp and heel counter rise about two inches above where they normally do. The Sandhill boot was first developed by Blucher in an effort to help cowboys whose spur straps were wearing through the stiches on the tongue and vamp of the boot. Krause and Sorrell both went to Frommer for lessons.

    Anyway, as the seller continued to drop his price, I started following just for grins. When he dropped really low, at least in my estimation, I sent the seller a note asking for a multitude of measurements. He quickly responded and we went back and forth on the measurements a number of times as he continued to drop his asking price. We got the measurements worked out and they came out much closer to a 10 so I threw an offer I expected him to decline. Well he didnt.

    French calf with a 14 1/2" shaft, 2 1/4" heel and a Fleur di Lis overlay on the stovepipe tops.
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  4. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    Very nice Greg! Congratulations! A very nice pair for anyone's collection. I love the look & the fact they are black & red makes them perfect! Would like to see them in person!
     
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  5. DocCasualty

    DocCasualty One of the Regulars

    I don't know what to say other than that's a real cool pair of boots. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
     
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  6. BobHufford

    BobHufford My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Wow! Congrats!! (so ... where in the backyard there are you planning to put the doghouse you will be living in?)
     
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  7. Nice.
    At least do they fit?
     
  8. Fantastic, great story and congrats. Enjoy and wear them in good health.
     
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  9. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    Thanks, HJ. My favorite boot colors as well. Can't wait for you to see them.

    Thanks, Doc

    Bob, I actually don't have much more in these than you do your Paul Bonds. Luckily, I had just sold a pair of ladies Tres Outlaws alligator boots at a considerable profit so Lady B let me use that money and stay in the house at the same time.

    Thanks, Joao. They do

    FF, thank you, sir. Good to see you hanging around here.
     
  10. Most importantly - glad they fit.

    I'm a kid from the Northeast who has lived his entire life here and has owned a total of zero cowboy boots. To wear a pair in NYC, you need to be either a transplant from a cowboy-boot-wearing part of the country or that rare person that has the presence, gravitas and force of personality to carry it off - I am not that person.

    However, I appreciate the craftsmanship, culture and beauty of them and the passion you all have for the boots - it makes this thread fun. But since I have no experience with them, rarely do I have anything to add - so I just follow and enjoy.
     
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  11. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

    Always enjoy your posts. Can't imagine a huge cowboy culture in NYC exists, though there seem to be pockets everywhere I go but I've never been to your neck of the woods. The PRCA hosts an annual event in Madison Square Garden. There are two stores I'm aware of and one of them is http://www.spacecowboyboots.com/. I found out about the store after reading about it somewhere long ago. I know they come up in one of my boot books. The only other one I've read about was Billy Martin's. He had a partner, agent maybe, he opened the store with and they carried higher end goods through the Urban Cowboy era, even having their own line of boots made under contract by some of the Big 3 during that time. I'm not sure if they even exist anymore.

    If you make a trip to or have been in Space Cowboy, perhaps you will post us a review. Might even get you in a pair of cowboy boots.
     
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  12. With our 10+ million people (or whatever the count is now), there's a subculture of everything in this city and I definitely see cowboy boots here and there. A lot of times they're on what appear to be out-of-towners here on business or pleasure. In my business, I've been in more than one meeting with the "oil boys" from Houston where cowboy boots and some serious belt buckles have made an appearance.

    I checked out Space Cowboy Boots (odd name - no?) on-line just now and the selection looks good. They are in a part of town I don't get to often, but when I do, I'll peak in and and report back.

    At 6'1", 150lbs., blue-eyed with light brown hair and a complexion just this side of Casper the Friendly Ghost - I know my sartorial limitations and anything that speaks of serious machismo is out. Nothing looks worse than the out-of-shape guy in a muscle shirt, the short guy wearing lifts or, in my case, the guy who gets sand kicked in his face on the beach wearing anything "bad-ass." Though, I am sporting a nice pair of Seavee sneakers today and - to toughen up the image - I'm not wearing any socks :).
     
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  13. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    :cool:
     
  14. Da-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ammmmmnnnnn, Cuz!

    Patience pays off. Those look great! I need to head up soon to see those in person.

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  15. Seraph1227

    Seraph1227 One of the Regulars

    The Justin outlet is on Vickery, pass it on my way to work in downtown Ft. Worth

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  16. Mercer

    Mercer Familiar Face

    I was just thinking . . . I've heard it said that Tony Lama boots aren't as good as they used to be. Apparently this has been the case at least since Berkshire Hathaway bought Justin Industries (which owns Tony Lama). But what about the time after Tony Lama was bought by Justin but well before Justin was bought by Berkshire Hathaway? I ask because I discovered a pair of Tony Lama boots on eBay which date back to 1991, and I'm finding them rather tempting despite the fact that all I currently own are Lucchese boots (1 pair of Classics, 2 pairs of Brown Label Since 1883) plus a pair of Red Wing Pecos boots (style 1155).
     
  17. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

    Yes, I call by there every once in a while. I have some ostrich Nocona boots I bought at the outlet (which I’m wearing today as it happens) and also got my daughter some boots when she was visiting from NYC.

    To the best of my knowledge, she’s never worn them in New York
     
  18. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Nice score! I looked hard at the Frommer boots way back when I got my Viers boots----certainly one of the best makers!
     
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  19. Seraph1227

    Seraph1227 One of the Regulars

    I have the exact pair in the pics. I have no problems with s$%@kickers. Here in Texas it's quite acceptable to pair them with suits. Don't be confined by others sense of style

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  20. Seraph1227

    Seraph1227 One of the Regulars

    That is so true, took the headrest off my truck seat. Never use it anyway

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