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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    ^^^^or some of those cutie pie compression stockings with the hole for the toes.
    I’ll never tell.
    That stitch pattern is fabulous!!
    I’d carry em around just to be close.
    B
     
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  2. Oh no. I move so much faster in my Boot Scoots. Never need to walk again or flipflop.
     
  3. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike Familiar Face

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    Thanks for the input!
     
  4. You a carhop at Sonic?
     
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  5. No..I'm a slam you down bouncer at Texas Roadhouse.
     
  6. How do you skate over all the peanut shells?
     
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  7. How? Didn't you notice the hvy duty suspension on these Boot Scoots..?? Not for the faint of heart.
     
  8. I guess that would help with the body English, especially with the line dancing & all they do at those places.
     
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  9. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Getting this thread headed back towards the vintage side with a little discussion and comparison. We do side by side with hats, so here we have some TL's from different eras for comparison. Both at the top of their respective game for their eras, though I imagine that the black pair were more representative of their time, in general, than the El Rey's. More of a boot for the masses, if you will. The El Rey's were a special run in the early 80's and dependent on the hides, could reach $1k. These are French calf that sold in the $6-$700 range.

    TL, along with the other two from the Big Three got their start in expansion with mail order without a lot of a store presence for awhile. I've read read where TL had something in the area of 55,000 individual lasts. Just try and imagine the logistics of that. All mail order.
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    The black boots are made with a kangaroo vamp and calf top. The French Calf El Rey's have a goat or "kid" top as is typical for TL.
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    The black boots have a leather heel rand as opposed to plastic for the El Rey's.
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    Full length overlays on the pulls of both boots but look how poorly finished the El Rey's are. The single row of stitching doesn't look nearly as secure either.
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    Both pair are finished well around the arch support. CIMG6049.JPG CIMG6050.JPG

    Cont.
     
  10. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    The finish of the shank area is really what stands out on the old boots. As smooth and deeply finished as a pair of customs. My pictures don't really do this justice but the arches are really rolled and pegged well. Typical of TL, one row of wooden and another row of brass pegs. Not unusual but maybe more common in a SW boot, say AZ or NM.
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    An El Rey trademark; three rows of pegging with two of wood and one of brass. The arches are not rolled as well but the overall construction is good. TL has used the three rows on other runs; Gold Label's and the 1984 Signature Series come to mind but I have seen it used in an almost random fashion among boots that were special but not specially labeled.
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    Looks at the shafts of both boots will confirm that they were hand stitched, one row at a time. The shaft of the black boots
    has a row of variegated stitching among the three rows. Which one?
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    Looking closely at the toe of the black boot one sees that there was a waver in the stitch along the welt. In today's world that would be a QC reject. Then, as today, proof that the boots were hand made.
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    Anyone looking for a 9 1/2 El Rey, let me know.
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  11. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob Familiar Face

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    Center row varigated...thanks for this tutorial!
     
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  12. ^^^^^ Great post Greg!
     
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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Great images and excellent write-up Greg. I very much enjoy these types of posts. Thanks for taking the time.
    You sure sharpened my eye on some boot detail. Love both pair.
    Bowen
     
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  14. Picked up a pair of well worn Stallion Majestic Crocodile w/Buffalo boots on Goodwill. Hopefully they will fit and I can then get them resoled. Thanks to @Bamaboots for the I.D. and advice. I'm enjoying the ride down this slide...

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  15. Aaronlowe

    Aaronlowe One of the Regulars

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  16. Thanks Aaron. Hopefully I won't have to convert them to sandals... :eek:
     
  17. Unmarked bootmaker, double eagles

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  18. dh66

    dh66

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  19. dh66

    dh66

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    Nothing subtle about these. I like 'em a LOT!

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    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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