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Custom Cowboy Boots and Vintage Cowboy Boot Collecting

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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2014
11:47 PM ET (US)
Facebook A vintage western wear page.
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A. WilkinsonPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2014
11:14 PM ET (US)
Ebay?
11116
CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2014
09:05 PM ET (US)

Vintage Tony Lamas (not mine) from the Internet.
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2014
10:53 AM ET (US)
I also have another pair of boots on eBay.com. Has anyone here ever met Leonard Smith or had a pair of his "No Name Boot Company" boots? I had never heard of him before. He is off the beaten track in Otis Orchard WA. near Spokane and learned how to make boots at White's and Nick's Boots there and also studied with Jimmy Ayers in Texas. He has been making boots for over 50 years! I called and asked him about these boots and he was very helpful and also said: "if I didn't make boots, what would I do?" A real old time custom bootmaker who are getting hard to find. Read about him at: http://m.spokesman.com/stories/2008/jun/28...favored-by-cowboys/
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2014
10:33 AM ET (US)

Custom Leonard Smith Boots, Otis Orchard WA. 7.5 wide. eBay.com 131252030888
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2014
10:21 AM ET (US)
I have some more CUSTOM pairs of boots up for sale ending this Sunday August 17th at 8PM PDT on eBay.com. I'm thinning out the "collection" and have listed some great boots made by Leonard Smith, BECK, Loveless and Paul Bond. See PICS. Maybe they will fit someone here who wears or collects custom or vintage boots. I have included links to articles and videos about the bootmakers in the listings, so even if you aren't interested in the boots, you may want to read about the makers.
Go to eBay.com and do advanced search for seller "Turpin"
Or search for item # 131252030888 131252027674 131252017145 131252005522
Edited 08-15-2014 10:28 AM
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2014
10:15 AM ET (US)

Custom Vintage (1979) PAUL BOND Boots 11 Wide eBay.com 131252027674
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2014
10:12 AM ET (US)

Custom LOVELESS Elephant Hide Boots small size 6.5? eBay.com 131252017145
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2014
10:09 AM ET (US)

CUSTOM BECK WORKING COWBOY BOOTS 8-8.5 eBay.com 131252005522
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craig WorthamPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2014
03:37 PM ET (US)
Hey, I still have these two pair of mens RAY JONES boots.... but their not FREE!! Call if ya want more details. 254-630-7534
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Danny RogersPerson was signed in when posted
08-08-2014
03:47 PM ET (US)
The late Carlos Hernandez, Jr. worked at Capitol Saddlery for many years. His best student was Alberto Lozano who worked with Noel Escobar at Texas Custom Boots in Austin. I went by and talked to Noel in March, two-year wait for his boots, $2K and up.
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
08-08-2014
11:01 AM ET (US)
TLBD. just guessing I would say your boots are as old as the Noconas. It is hard to give a more exact age without knowing the manufacturer and having a catalog.
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2014
10:45 PM ET (US)
turpin, I never met either of them, nor have any boots. I think Hernandez also worked at Capital Saddlery.

I do have my doubts that Tom Taylor was a bootmaker, ie, could put a pair together by himself. I was pretty sure he had them made by others. I knew he was a silversmith, and a good one.

I've seen that lizard and at one time knew the answer to your question. It may be buried here in one of the messages. Could it be the belly of a teju lizard?
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2014
06:09 PM ET (US)
Did anyone on this forum ever meet Mr. Taylor or Mr. Hernandez personally? Does anyone here have boots made by either of them? Any history or stories to tell about them? Thanks.
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2014
11:08 AM ET (US)
Also, can anyone identify the TYPE of lizard skin the Carlos Hernandez boots are made of? It is not Teju lizard, but has a beautiful rough thick pebbly grain to it that I am not familiar with. Thanks!
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
08-07-2014
11:03 AM ET (US)
I have some RARE CUSTOM pairs of boots up for sale ending this Sunday August 10th at 8PM PDT on eBay.com. I'm thinning the "collection" and have listed some great boots made by 2 now deceased master bootmakers, Tom Taylor and Carlos Hernandez. See the boots pictured below. Maybe they will fit someone here who wears or collects custom or vintage boots. I have included some interesting facts and stories about the bootmakers in the listings, so even if you aren't interested in the boots, you may want to read about the makers.
Go to eBay.com and do advanced search for seller "Turpin"
Or search for item # 131252034445 131252038172
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