Cowboy Boots

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

  1. NewJack

    NewJack Practically Family

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    Had a pair! Fortunately, there ran too small! Never considered them again. Now I know why...That still small voice! Was checking on a pair of Rios De Mercedes...Thoughts? I know earlier Lamas, DPs, Naconas, etc. are good. However, as I become familiar with names and some of their styles, Rios has the type of heel I like and simply look comfortable.
     
  2. I have no personal history with Rios...just not my style of boot.
     
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  3. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots

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    I've owned one pair of Rios and they're good boots with construction I think is on par with Lucchese Classics, US made, wood pegged soles and nice leather. Like Jack, they were not so much my style and I moved them on. Black Jack is another US mfg. boot that you don't hear much about is also a well made boot.
     
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  4. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Regarding Rios boots--when I was selling boots about 20 years ago I felt that Rios was very high quality--at least on par with Lucchese (we sold both) since that time so many boot companies have been bought and sold I've lost track of who owns who, let alone if they make their own boots vs just labeling.
     
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  5. All the "valley" boots are very similar.
     
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  6. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    Since we were discussing the Nocona art, my wife and I were waiting for an Uber home this evening and I noticed these outside the (sadly) derelict New Isis Theatre in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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    Cheers! David
     
  7. Duck

    Duck Practically Family

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    How are the new Dan Post boots? Are they just some more imported junk?

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  8. This is one I haven't seen before. Did you get a pic of the Justin poster?

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  9. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Those appear to be photoshopped versions of the originals?
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  10. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots

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    Duck, I haven't handled any Dan Post in years so I can't say for certain. My guess would be, that since they're put out by the same outfit that produces Laredo, Dingo and John Deere boots, imported junk.
     
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  11. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan A-List Customer

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    A local bootseller and cobbler (strangely trying to talk himself out of a sale) told me they use mexican leather which is made with too much urea so it doesn't last as long as it should. I bought them anyway. But I didn't keep them long because the last didn't break in well with my foot. But I thought the leather quality was fine myself.


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  12. That's how it is tanned, in animal urine.
     
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  13. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan A-List Customer

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    Right. He thinks there are better ways to tan the leather for more longevity.


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  14. It's still done that way because it's cheap. Animal urine is very acidic so that in itself works against longevity. Also a frequent complaint is when the boots get wet they smell like urine.
     
  15. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots

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    Talk about pissing on your boots! Plus, there are only 5 or so tanneries left in this country.
     
  16. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    I suspect they are advertising posters that would have been displayed in retail stores. They are somewhat faded, as you'd expect from being out in the Texas sun.

    I'd love to have them on the walls in my office.

    I didn't, Jack - the Uber lady arrived just as I was taking the photos

    There are some Justin and also some Tony Lama posters, I'll get photos of all of them next time I go by.

    Funny thing is, I walk by there regularly and not noticed them before, I guess I'm not the most observant person [emoji1]


    Cheers! David
     
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  17. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    Maybe, maybe not. What is the time frame those "pictures" were used on posters and boxes?
     
  18. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Early to mid 80's. Those square toes like in the scorpion boot were not "in"
     
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  19. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    The New Isis Theater has been vacant since 1988. I don't know when those posters were installed there.

    There are plenty of stores that sell those brands within a short walk, and there is a local connection since Justin Boots (A Berkshire Hathaway company, like Nocona and Tony Lama) is a Fort Worth company.
     
  20. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    In the 80's there was no photoshop. Photoshop was only released in 1990 and the first Apple Macintosh with color habilities was released on 1987!
     
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