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    Cowboy Boots

    Cool boots… Happy Bidding!!
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    Cowboy Boots

    New boot day! These are a pair of Bond’s, 3/4 quill ostrich, all black except for trim. The toe is a tad narrower than I like but it’s serviceable. The tops turned out really soft, they can barley stand without falling over. I wish I would have specified more robust lining. I was able to order...
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    Cowboy Boots

    I recently got these from Osuna, found out about him through you guys. Great to work with, and I’m very happy the way these turned out. The hippo hide is really difficult to capture on film, it’s such an unusual hide.
  4. M

    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...
  6. M

    Cowboy Boots

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

    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...
  9. M

    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.
  10. M

    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...
  11. M

    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?
  12. M

    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...
  13. M

    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...
  14. M

    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...
  15. M

    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"
  16. M

    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.
  17. M

    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?
  18. M

    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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