Cowboy Boots

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

  1. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    544FADAA-0B83-4733-B079-8B6C3239212A.jpeg 324A21A5-0B6D-4107-91DD-1CF7400FCE7F.jpeg Greetings All:
    Speaking of Bonds. Sportin a pair of Paul Bond 77s today.
    Bonds and da baby.
    Be well. Bowen
     
  2. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    Almost as sweet as the bairn...
     
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  3. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    Gentlemen,

    What do you prefer for conditioning lizard skin vamps? I have a pair of Nocona's I assume they are tegu, what's good for touching up scuffs and what's good for general condioning?


    thanks,

    Rob


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  4. Bamaboots

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    Perhaps my favorite toe, executed with a premium skin, atop a favorite heel height, topped by a bone shaft with great stitching and flaunted by Willow.
     
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  5. Recoil Rob

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    Bowen,
    Are those Bonds standing up by themselves or are there trees inside supporting them?


    thanks,

    Rob
     
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  7. 2mar10

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    JB Hill is a custom boot maker in Texas. He makes great boots. Hill boots are almost on a par with ML Leddy boots, another Texas custom boot maker and greatly coveted.
     
  8. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Greg, thanks. Couldn’t have worded it any better myself!
    Bo
    Oh...and forgot...thanks to you my friend, thanks to you!
     
  9. AbbaDatDeHat

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    They stand.
     
  10. Recoil Rob

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    Seems to be a big variation in shaft leather thickness between brands. My older (white label) Nocona's above flop right over.
     
  11. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Shaft leather on the Bonds i posted is the thinnest, finest, most pliable leather of all my boots (sounds like hat talk) by a longshot. In my opinion, that speaks to quality craftmanship. Plus the stitching helps and they are still virginal.
    Bowen
     
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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

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    For what it’s worth i use this, Scout Exotic Boot Conditioner. Other’s have suggested Bick 4 as well.
    Nocona lizard on left, Lama lizard in middle.
    Yours are nice.
    Bowen
     
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  13. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    I just hit the button to order the Bicks from Amazon, got the whole kit plus exotic formula, protect the investment.

    I just noticed on my Nocona that 2 of the lemonwood pegs have fallen out, reason for concern? I'm not worried about them falling apart, rather water getting in.
     
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  14. Bamaboots

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    I will add that these boots make me think of a "BULL" ostrich. Look at the heel counters and vamps near the
    The standing shaft on a pair of cowboy boots is usually the result of "stays" or stiffeners in the shaft. Generally speaking it's a stiff piece of leather or other material placed between the shaft leather and liner during the build. Stitching can contribute to stiffness as well as the heel slide. I have TL's from the 60's that are very stiff and a pair from the 80's not nearly so. All of my customs have stays in the shaft to one degree or another.
     
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  15. Bamaboots

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    I would be. Only a couple of reasons for this happening that I can think of. Probably stored in very dry conditions, exposed to great temp/humid variables or the holes were punched a bit large for the pegs and they worked themselves out over time. I have had to hammer a few of mine over the years to get them back flush but have never lost one.
     
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  16. My new Lucchese 'Boot Scoots'. They were just released .....

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  17. Haven't worn these Paul Bond boots in a while. Probably due to my fear of "boot panic" when trying to get them on.

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  18. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Oh Van...you’re not makin fun of us are you? Lol
    How those working for you on the Harley?
    Bo
     
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  19. Bamaboots

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    HD, do you keep these on the shelf next to your skates.
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  20. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Stop whining and get some food grade silicone spray or thin socks and a little talc in the boot.
     
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