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Custom Cowboy Boots and Vintage Cowboy Boot Collecting

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Cowboy CapitolPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2016
07:57 PM ET (US)
Good point Turpin. From what I read, Berkshire Hathaway bought Justin Industries for the Brick Company, not the boots, the boots just came with it........So they looked for cost cutting ways to make boots cheaper vice better. Walking through a huge Boot Barn store yesterday was just sad, poor leather quality, composite soles and heels. Just junk......
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Cowboy CapitolPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2016
07:52 PM ET (US)
Alan, sorry, fit the wife just fine! Swapped e-mails with Dennis Moon (who made them), said they were made in 1982, cost over $2,000.....back then! These are mighty cool, well made and butter soft leather. Found a pair of tool-topped Leddy Pee Wees @the Rose Bowl a few years back, reminded me of them.
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ggwp118Person was signed in when posted
05-21-2016
11:19 PM ET (US)
I see. Thanks turpin. I guess this logo was before they adopted the "ACME" written out logo? And yea I agree. That's why I like vintage boots. They are very well made comparing to nowadays. Especially on the lucchese since the quality was so superior back in the days.
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turpinPerson was signed in when posted
05-21-2016
11:07 PM ET (US)
Hi! The logo with the circle with an A inside stands for the ACME Boot company. They are located in Tennessee and have been around for a long time. Do a Wiki search for "Acme Boots" for more details about the company. The name has been sold several times and is now owned by Berkshire Hathaway under the Double H Brand. I believe Berkshire Hathaway now also owns the Justin, Tony Lama and NOCONA Brand names. Sad so many bootmaking icons of the past are now essentially owned and run by the same big corporation. Boot quality has definitely suffered and some of their boots are now even being made in China! Glad some custom makers are still left producing authentic genuine cowboy boots. That being said, a pair of Acme cowboy boots were my very first pair of boots in junior high school 45 years ago and I loved them. They made an OK line of inexpensive boots I could buy by saving up my allowance. The quality today is pretty poor. Hope this helps. Turpin
Edited 05-21-2016 11:09 PM
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ggwp118Person was signed in when posted
05-21-2016
10:43 PM ET (US)

I ran across these boots sometimes but I could never figure out which brand. At first, I used to mistake them for Ariat but turned out they are not. The logo is circled A without any other tag.
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A. WilkinsonPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2016
10:49 PM ET (US)
Cowboy Capitol.....I would be interested in buying the tooled boots.....thanks Allen
wbuff@swbell.net
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
05-17-2016
09:22 PM ET (US)
@cowboy Capitol,...are they 'keepers'? or are you willing to do a swap? if a size 9.5/10. grtz TLBD
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Cowboy CapitolPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2016
10:15 AM ET (US)

Bought these fully tooled boots at the Western Heritage Classic in Abilene over the weekend. They were made in the early 1980's by the Moonwalker Boot Company of Bakersfield, CA.
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crazy CavanPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2016
03:26 AM ET (US)
Hello one of your specialist of the boots can he(it) me informed about the boots charlie dunn who carry(wear) the numbers 3_87
Regards
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crazy CavanPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2016
03:44 PM ET (US)

je vend ou les échange size 9D
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crazy CavanPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2016
03:40 PM ET (US)

avez vous un historique sur les boots charlie dunn le numeros 3-87
MERCI
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tiagPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2016
03:13 PM ET (US)

Hello this to cross(spend) you by made Brussels a tour(ballot) to chop western the boss and the madman of boots in photos with a pair made by sorrell lisa to look at belt buckle
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Crazy cavanPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2016
11:30 AM ET (US)

Western chop ŕ Bruxelles
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
05-13-2016
01:57 PM ET (US)
I go up a al least 1/2 size or 1 size from 'vintage' Lucchese in TO and Ammons. grtz from a very sunny Amsterdam So enjoying my TO-summer boots very much.
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
05-11-2016
02:39 PM ET (US)
I wear 10.5D in Lucchese, Nocona, Ammons, Blackjack AND TO Stanley. So I am not so sure about running smaller.
Edited 05-11-2016 05:42 PM
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
05-11-2016
12:24 PM ET (US)
@ggwp,...TO tend to run small so size and fit are two different things. grtz. TLBD
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