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Anyone looking for a 12 D? These boots are made by Jesse Bogle or at the very least came out of his shop but it was always my understanding he had a one man shop. That doesnt mean anything as boot history is often hard to nail down. My dealings were at a rodeo. I have three pair of his boots and two pair have the same distinct stitch pattern as this boot and that I've only ever seen on his boots. The profile of his boots is rather distict as well. Maybe an early pair as his stamp is on the front of the shaft of all of mine and none have a size marking in them. Looks as if the shafts have been dyed as it bled through the stitching. $55

It's a shame about that dye job. I recognize that stitch pattern from some you've posted....and if I'm remembering right, you could see those lines in the dark. I guess that was just too much for somebody.
 
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It's a shame about that dye job. I recognize that stitch pattern from some you've posted....and if I'm remembering right, you could see those lines in the dark. I guess that was just too much for somebody.

Yeah, Cuz, probably had a much cooler two tone look. I believe you’re thinking of the elephants with the neon stitching.

I looked over those boots over a couple of times and noted some differences and similarities with mine. I posted some pics, so folks can draw their own conclusions. A couple of differences I see are in the pull. On the sale boot the pulls flare a bit where they enter the shaft and inside the shaft, the pull on the sale boot is affixed as a solid piece whereas on my boots, the pull is split where it attaches. The other thing of note is the pegging. It’s not visible on my boots but I can see it on the sale boots. The other similarities/differences are pretty obvious.
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Yeah, Cuz, probably had a much cooler two tone look. I believe you’re thinking of the elephants with the neon stitching.

I looked over those boots over a couple of times and noted some differences and similarities with mine. I posted some pics, so folks can draw their own conclusions. A couple of differences I see are in the pull. On the sale boot the pulls flare a bit where they enter the shaft and inside the shaft, the pull on the sale boot is affixed as a solid piece whereas on my boots, the pull is split where it attaches. The other thing of note is the pegging. It’s not visible on my boots but I can see it on the sale boots. The other similarities/differences are pretty obvious.
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Yep. Those are exactly the ones I had in mind.
 

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I am looking at a pair of Justin boots and do not know how to date them or more important know the quality of the boots built. The label is stamped inside the boot with made in US. I never purchased a pair of Justin boots being turned off by what I saw in a boot store when I first became interested in wearing western boots. I have read through about 200 posts here during the past week and found a lot of good and interesting posts
The seller is a boot dealing with many high-end boots
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After much consideration and research into Vintage Justin sizing I went ahead and purchased these Justin boots. The boots were NOS never worn based on my examination, although the boos were listed as pre-owned. The skins were nicer IMO than any alligator boots I ever looked at in person. Unfortunately, I could not get my feet past the throat. The seller does not accept returns so I offered him a restock fee to accept a return. He did accept the return and told me not to worry about the restock. If I was more flush on expendable funds I would have to keep these Justine just to look at.
 
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I will be in Austin next week, already planning to visit Heritage Boots - I did like several of their boots - and Texas Tradition - I did take spot with them. Is there any other maker I should visit while I am there?
 
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Still some of the most well done wing tips I've seen, Cuz. Glad things went well today.
Thanks, Cuz, all around.
I was hoping you’d post these today Greg.
Love the hide and everything about them.
B
Thanks, B. After looking when I got home, that waiting room light and indoor/outdoor carpet background did a good job of highlighting the wingtips and the grain of that water buffalo leather.
 

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Yeah, Cuz, probably had a much cooler two tone look. I believe you’re thinking of the elephants with the neon stitching.

I looked over those boots over a couple of times and noted some differences and similarities with mine. I posted some pics, so folks can draw their own conclusions. A couple of differences I see are in the pull. On the sale boot the pulls flare a bit where they enter the shaft and inside the shaft, the pull on the sale boot is affixed as a solid piece whereas on my boots, the pull is split where it attaches. The other thing of note is the pegging. It’s not visible on my boots but I can see it on the sale boots. The other similarities/differences are pretty obvious.
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Those Oxblood noes look superb. Love the graining on the foot too. After years of not being a fan, in recent months I've been somewhat drawn to the idea of some cowboy boots of late. Those are very much the vibe I like - relatively simple in terms of the decor, really nice vibe to them.

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When the Mexican restaurant has 99 cent Dos Equis on tap and there's a big sign on the store across the street that says todos para vaqueros.......

There's a question of mine answered! I was just wondering as I scrolled down the page whether anyone wears 'em with cuffed jeans, when lo and behold... Question answered, looks good! (Important to me as I only wear my denim cuffed. Horses for courses an aw tha, I just really don't care for the look of uncuffed denim on me.
 
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Those Oxblood noes look superb. Love the graining on the foot too. After years of not being a fan, in recent months I've been somewhat drawn to the idea of some cowboy boots of late. Those are very much the vibe I like - relatively simple in terms of the decor, really nice vibe to them.
Thank you, Edward. The leather is elephant with a kangaroo shaft.
 

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Thank you, Edward. The leather is elephant with a kangaroo shaft.

Wow, never seen elephant hide before. It looks great. Quite an exotic leather. I recall from my a-level geography coursework that there are places in Africa where managed elephant populations see the meat of culled beasts sold rather than wasted. Nice to think the same is done with the hide. I'm no vegetarian, but I do like to idea of respecting what we take from nature and not wasting it. Plus, on a more superficial level, that grain is outstanding!
 
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I'm sure a lot of folks around this site are familiar with Kirby Allison or have seen the ads for The Hanger Project. I've looked over a few of his videos and some of the products available through the Hanger Project. Overall, well done videos and quality products, they're just geared more towards those seeking bespoke tailoring and shoe making. Not my thing but I enjoy quality products and how they are made.

So, I was surprised recently to run across this. A video from over three years ago when Allison was measured by Lee Miller of Texas Traditions for a pair of cowboy boots. This video is just the first in a series of videos covering the process from fitting to finished product. The videos are lengthy but if you've watched any of Allison's videos before, you know they are in depth with good production values. It's the most I've ever heard Lee Miller speak. He's still a hippie from Vermont making some of the best boots to be found in Texas. Some of you are aware but for those that are not; Charlie Dunn would occasionally take on a graduate from the boot and saddle school at Okmulgee as an apprentice. Lee Miller was his last one.
 
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Wow, never seen elephant hide before. It looks great. Quite an exotic leather. I recall from my a-level geography coursework that there are places in Africa where managed elephant populations see the meat of culled beasts sold rather than wasted. Nice to think the same is done with the hide. I'm no vegetarian, but I do like to idea of respecting what we take from nature and not wasting it. Plus, on a more superficial level, that grain is outstanding!
Thanks, Edward, for such an informed and dispassionate response. I'm sometimes reluctant to mention the hide because some of the responses can be pretty irrational. Though it's unlikely I'd have another pair of elephants made, they came from a reputable maker and the hide was CITE's qualified.
 

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