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Custom Cowboy Boots and Vintage Cowboy Boot Collecting

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bucklecollectorPerson was signed in when posted
09-15-2014
08:35 AM ET (US)
Bama Boots,

Thanks for the info. A pair of alligator gar boots like you reference are posted on ebay. Unfortunately, my boots are not the same material as those boots.
11168
Bama bootsPerson was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
10:44 PM ET (US)
Bucklecollector: not sure but but several years ago one of the big three made a run of alligator gar fish hides. It didn't take off due to the tanning expense, plus who wants fish on their feet. I've only seen one example of this but what you have looks similar, especially the color. Saw a pair on eprey some time back listed for big bucks but don't know if they ever sold. Hope this helps.
11167
bucklecollectorPerson was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
09:26 PM ET (US)

One more close up.
11166
bucklecollectorPerson was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
09:25 PM ET (US)

Close up.
11165
bucklecollectorPerson was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
09:23 PM ET (US)

I got this pair of Justin boots the other day and am having trouble determining the type of leather. The texture is similar to small alligator/crocodile scales, and doesn't appear to be snake. I have not been able to find any skin like this while searching the internet. Does anyone have an idea of this skin type?
Edited 09-14-2014 09:27 PM
11164
The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
05:24 PM ET (US)

@danny: Thanks for that. I do see the similarities with Lucchese and Little As I have both. I've several Leddy's but nothing to compare it to, so to speak. But The other makers I've heard of but never held one. Don't forget I'm in Amsterdam so not that many 'Wheelers and Kimmels' around.

...On ebay UK something rather special. A bit out of my price range but these are some sweet tooled Stallion boots. GRTz from Amsterdam, TLBD

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Celine-Sant...ksid=p2056016.l4276
Edited 09-14-2014 05:25 PM
11163
Bama bootsPerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2014
04:13 PM ET (US)
Just picked up a couple pair of Jesse Bogle boots. Are they hand pegged. The smoothest bottom finish I have ever seen. Full leather insole so I can't tell from the inside.
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2014
11:07 AM ET (US)
Danny, agree, and there is a Panhandle style.
11161
Danny RogersPerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2014
05:44 PM ET (US)
Within Texas there are easily defined consistent boot styles going back years (as well as stitching styles)-- very similar to that of brim styles on cowboy hats, denim jeans styles, or chap styles. One should be able to tell an Austin boot from a San Antonio just by looking at it. El Paso does have its historical style, Stallion is the best high-end current example. Little boots in San Antonio are very similar to Luchesse, and Lee Miller carries on the Austin style perfectly. West Texas (Leddy), North Central Texas (Kimmel), Houston (Wheeler), etc. Studying boot styles is a joy unto itself.
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JLBootzPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2014
11:15 AM ET (US)

Looking to sell these awesome Ray Jones Boots (10D) in mint condition ! Please contact me if interested
11159
CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2014
07:37 PM ET (US)

Hank William's Boots,

On sale at Live Auctioneers.
Edited 09-07-2014 08:50 PM
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2014
12:24 AM ET (US)
TLBD, I don't claim to be an expert on El Paso bootmakers, but from what I've heard, the amount of good talent is low, so sometimes borrowing of help goes on.
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chris muellerPerson was signed in when posted
09-06-2014
06:11 PM ET (US)

Need some help! White label Tony Lama. Are these sea alligator or croc? Trying to date them. Shaft and vamp are exotic! Thanks in advance.
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
09-04-2014
03:40 PM ET (US)
CBBN, All those El Paso makers, did they take aprentinceship under the same guy? Hire the same guys?...How come?...Grtz. TLBD
11153
turpinPerson was signed in when posted
09-04-2014
11:19 AM ET (US)
I have 11 pairs of boots up for sale ending this Sunday September 7th at 8PM PDT on eBay.com some of them CUSTOM. I'm thinning out the "collection" and have listed some great boots by Rusty Franklin, Tom Taylor, Stallion, Champion and more . See PICS below. Maybe they will fit someone here who wears or collects custom boots.
Go to eBay.com and do advanced search for seller "Turpin"
Or search for boots by item number listed below.
Edited 09-04-2014 11:25 AM
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