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    Cowboy Boots

    Has anyone had any dealings with the Paul Bond crew lately? I will be in the area and thinking about making the drive out. It’s been a couple years since I last worked with them. Seems like they have had some management turn over. Wondering if the production has held up.
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    Cowboy Boots

    I’m trying to get another boot in the hopper, and I’d like to get some advice. I have this light brown sample and I’m struggling with a shaft color. I really like the bone/white combo posted some time back of the vintage Bond’s, but just not sure about going that light. Also, I don’t think going...
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    Cowboy Boots

    Thank you B They have a fall 2018 birthdate. I was in AZ and drove out to Bond’s for a fitting.
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    Cowboy Boots

    Thank you for the kind words. The bonds don’t pop as much as what I was trying to achieve, but I have grown to appreciate the subtlety of the combo. The shaft and foot are slightly different colors, with the shaft having a deeper red tone. Here was my inspiration for the stitching. I can’t tell...
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    Cowboy Boots

    Hey guys, some great boots being posted lately. These are some Bond’s I had made up some time back. The toes turned out more narrow than I like, but they get the job done. These are also a little taller heeled with a mini sour ledge. I like adding the ledge. The Bond’s are heavier and feel...
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    Cowboy Boots

    Howdy, I thought I’d share this pair I have been breaking in for a few months now. They are Legendary, and my second pair from Bob.
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    Cowboy Boots

    Hey folks, I wanted to circle back and give y'all an update of my boot journey. To recap: I'm hard to fit size 15, narrow width. Typically there are very few options for me and I tried several off the self options, but could never get the fit and or style in my size right. I then did a lot of...
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    Cowboy Boots

    These are really nice! What are your thoughts on a belt matching? You have an impressive collection, do you try and color/leather match at all (same as dress shoes)? Or is there more of an tolerance with boots?
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    Cowboy Boots

    Thanks Bama! When I said I'm hard on footwear, I was mainly talking about wearing out soles (standard leather soled dress shoes) and just general breaking them down. I do maintain and care for them on regular schedule, just wear'em out. I feel like a robust boot will wear better for me. Also...
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    Cowboy Boots

    No notable progress to report yet. Have reached out to several folks and have it pretty much narrowed down to one or two that I want to contract with. Currently I'm trying to nail down: Caiman vs. Crocodile, toe shape (round non-roper vs. squarish think Lucchese 7 toe), top/shaft pattern and...
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    Cowboy Boots

    Thanks so much for all the info Bama! A few of those folks I have not ran across yet, so thanks for that! Pablo has some really interesting stitch patterns, not going to lie, it has me thinking! How do we feel about a one time fit/measuring fee? Some folks state the rate, others don't. I...
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    Cowboy Boots

    Frussell, I'll post updates as I make progress, it will be a fun ride. Great song! But I was inspired by "okie from muskogee"
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    Cowboy Boots

    Thanks Fellas! This is all very helpful! For the time being I'll post up some vintage (mid 80's I believe) Rios of Mercedes, cream and red/burgundy eel skins. My dad's "steppin out" boot.
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    Cowboy Boots

    I remember reading your original post. I'll take that as a positive endorsement for R-busters and Caboots! Could you compare the fit and feel of the R-Busters to any other commercial brand?
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    Cowboy Boots

    Howdy! Let me start by saying there is some great discussion on this thread, this is my first post! I have read all the posts to get up to speed. What I'm really looking for is some advice/guidance. I am a 15c... So my stock options are limited if any. I'm in Texas so there are a lot of...

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