Cowboy Boots

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

  1. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots

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    Thread needs a bump.

    Not mine but I do have a couple of pairs of shelf boots to move if anyone is looking for a 9 1/2 D or a little smaller and a pair of ladies tall top TOS in a 7 1/2 B.

    TL still makes a buckaroo boot but it ain’t like this one. Hard for me to date these closer than a couple of decades. The tongue has the earlier shape of a late 60’s - 70’s boot but has the black label we’re all familiar with. Not my size but if they were I’d probably be in on them and I sure don’t need them. Shrunken shoulder ones like this don’t often turn up.

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  2. Bamaboots

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  3. dh66

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  4. I like those Greg! Looking forward to more details on their arrival. I was just telling my wife last night (as I talked myself out of a couple of pairs of boots on eBay as they were in the same colorway as ones I already have) that I need some green and black boots. I had to show her some pics before she could wrap her head around the color combo.

    I'd even be happy with just green highlights and stitching.

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  5. Bamaboots

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    Thanks, Bob. I like the color way as well but I have to see it to appreciate it. Too many shades of green, maybe. That’s a good looking pair of Ray Jones boots, I think. If not, Pablo Jass. He wasn’t fond of using exotics and those look like shark.
     
  6. Yes ... they were identified as Pablo Jass. Good eye!
     
  7. Edward

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    Way back in the mid late eighties, cowboy boots were the thing to have if you were a teenage hair-metaller. When I was sixteen / seventeen, I had a pair very much like these for a few years:

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    My interest in cowboy boots went the way of hair metal after a year or two, tough even well into my punk years they got a good wearing (without the removeable strap they even became my dress shoes for a couple of years, and I wore them that way with black tie to my school formal- what I guess would have been the equivalent of a US high school "prom". Indeed, they call them "prom" in the UK now, and it's become a whole industry.... in my day you just hired black tie and turned up for the bus to the hotel on the night. Changed times.) After a few years of collecting dust, they came back out of the closet to serve as my first pair of RiffRaff boots when I got deep into the Rocky Horror cult. They may well still be in a box somewhere.... My next pair of cowboy boots came about directly because of Rocky Horror when I played Eddie (Meatloaf), they're still around. Look like this, and were a cheap, glued-on sole job from ebay:

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    Still got those. For years, that was the only use I had for Western boots. Since getting into the rockabilly scene a decade ago, I've been much more an engineer boot man, though I've also come to appreciate the subtler, perhaps more gothic, end of the Western look. Recently I've discovered more of a liking for the less pointy, less exaggerated /fancy boots. In particular, this has coincide with thinking about a return to travel post-pandemic. For the last number of years I have been wearing penny loafers when I travel, especially flying - a joy when I have to take my shoes off for security, or want to kick them off on the plane. Not so great for those cold Winter trips on legs of the journey involving stepping out onto the tarmac to get on and off the plane, or wearing much out and about at the destination. (The Higher Power does not appreciate me packing shoes for all occasions when we travel..) I've been looking at a lot of easy on/off boots, and inevitably have stumbled over a simple, harness boot Western style. I have considered this:

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    ...though I'm not struck on the elasticated sides here. These appeal more:

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    Just wondering whether any of you have travelled in something like this, and how quick / easy they are on/off? With engineers I feel the need to unfasten / refasten the buckles, so that's no plus over lace-ups. I'd prefer to stick with pull-on boots, I think, rather than a zip-side if I can avoid it. How are these longer, 11" boots to whip on and off at security? These have also taken on an odd appeal I didn't anticipate before I looked at them as a practical choice rather than stylistic...

    Back in the day I had small metal protector plates added to the bottom of my bootheels. They clicked everywhere I went; as I recall, it was also a thing to kick them along the ground and see if the wearer could strike up some sparks...
     
  8. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    About 30 years ago, as I was nearing 35, I scratched my mid life itch and bought a Harley Davidson Sportster and a lot of black leather. I already had a pair of Frye "reindeer" boots, tall stovepipes with clunky heels...

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    I had them dyed black and when riding the extra heel helped when stopped at a light to balance the bike.

    As the heels began to wear I had steel heel caps put on. While the sound they made while walking was impressive, their big advantage was dragging them on the ground when coming to a stop at night. Big shower of sparks trailing the bike. I did have to replace them fairly often though.

    Alas, some years ago I was on jury duty, a 60+ year old guy on an HD had been hit by a car and was suing. The biker was completely at fault (passing on the right in a breakdown lane) and lost the lawsuit, but after having to look at pictures of an old man with road rash, black and blues, etc. the bike went down the road along with the leather. Now it's boats and Goretex.....
     
  9. Just some plain 'ol black-label Tony Lama boots. First pair with this heel. I rationalized that I needed another pair of boots to keep at the farm. Yeah ... right. :rolleyes:

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  10. Hey @Desert dog ! There is a pair of Paul Bond boots on the 'Bay with your "initials" on them ... :D

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  11. Woodtroll

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    With those heels, those don't look like "farm" boots! ;) Nonetheless, they're good looking boots.
     
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  12. :):):) By "farm" boots I meant I would keep them at the farm to wear during trips to the nearby small town. I don't want to appear too fancy. My farm boots are nearly worn out Browning kangaroos and some Muck boots.
     
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  13. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    Anyone recognize this type leather?

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  14. Woodtroll

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    Understood - just a poor attempt at humor. I was thinking that if I tried to wear those heels anywhere off hardwood or pavement, I would probably end up with a broken ankle. :D
     
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  15. Shark?
     
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  16. dh66

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    That was my first impression, too.
     
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  17. Oh, it was funny! I'm a bit worried about how I'll maneuver on these heels. They sure look cool...
     
  18. Bamaboots

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    Look like Paul Bond or Osuna shark.
     
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  19. Not sure about the bootmaker & you probably know anyway, but definitely sharkskin unless they have come up with a good print. Both PB & Osuna like to build a bit of a turned up toe instead of a flat toe. It flows & fits better with a high arch. Osuna was fond of the roachkiller toe. My Osuna Sharks built for me are below.

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  20. Recoil Rob

    Recoil Rob One of the Regulars

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    Paul Bonds.
     
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