Jump to content
Silky Johnston

Cowboy Boots

Recommended Posts

I ended up getting both the Dan Post Black waterproof boots and Red Wing 1155 Pecos.  Breaking them in is going slower than I've encountered in the past.  What do y'all do for breaking in boots that need it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Masshole Horn said:

I ended up getting both the Dan Post Black waterproof boots and Red Wing 1155 Pecos.  Breaking them in is going slower than I've encountered in the past.  What do y'all do for breaking in boots that need it?

 

Only thing I can think of is time.  But, also, get yourself a pair of thin compression stockings to wear when you're breaking them in.  They slide in and out easy and because they are thin and slippery. I got these for that purpose:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6N3DXV?aaxitk=pjVdZmXPuUKA23IH4qvpZQ&pd_rd_i=B01N6N3DXV&pf_rd_p=e037c154-e093-48a4-b127-477e5e294e3f&hsa_cr_id=8494103780801&sb-ci-n=asinImage&sb-ci-v=https%3A%2F%2Fimages-na.ssl-images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F51zj1KK1VnL.jpg&sb-ci-a=B01N6N3DXV




I am a boot slut (31 pairs) and I love the two pairs of Tecovas that I own but damn if I didn't pick up a thousand dollar pair of barely-used  Luchesse classics a couple of months ago  on Ebay for $218.00.  Wearing a size 13 really helps when it comes to these auctions because it cuts down on the number of people who bid on them. The seller included the original receipt from when her husband bought them five years ago. Ironically, they were bought at Allen's boots.  Been wearing them like crazy:

i-stSgmd5-X2.jpg
 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Hornius Emeritus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, Hornius Emeritus said:

 

Only thing I can think of is time.  But, also, get yourself a pair of thin compression stockings to wear when you're breaking them in.  They slide in and out easy and because they are thin and slippery. I got these for that purpose:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6N3DXV?aaxitk=pjVdZmXPuUKA23IH4qvpZQ&pd_rd_i=B01N6N3DXV&pf_rd_p=e037c154-e093-48a4-b127-477e5e294e3f&hsa_cr_id=8494103780801&sb-ci-n=asinImage&sb-ci-v=https%3A%2F%2Fimages-na.ssl-images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F51zj1KK1VnL.jpg&sb-ci-a=B01N6N3DXV




I am a boot slut (31 pairs) and I love the two pairs of Tecovas that I own but damn if I didn't pick up a thousand dollar pair of barely-used  Luchesse classics a couple of months ago  on Ebay for $218.00.  Wearing a size 13 really helps when it comes to these auctions because it cuts down on the number of people who bid on them. The seller included the original receipt from when her husband bought them five years ago. Ironically, they were bought at Allen's boots.  Been wearing them like crazy:

i-stSgmd5-X2.jpg
 

 

 

 

 

Dang...I'm not sure "boot slut" is an adequate description.  31 pairs? Dude that's crazy.

TLDR:  Jealous mofo here.

Edited by SHOOTER12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

those are nice.  i went by the store yesterday to check it out.  looks great.  i think i'll get the chocolate lizards for my bday.  will be my third pair of tecovas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, 4th&Five said:

those are nice.  i went by the store yesterday to check it out.  looks great.  i think i'll get the chocolate lizards for my bday.  will be my third pair of tecovas.

Yeah, I think Tecovas may become a serious addiction if this first pair works out as I expect, i.e. comfort, fit, quality. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m enough of a Luddite I’d like to try on before I buy. Tecovas brick and mortar opening this weekend on South Congress.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Godzillatron said:

I’m enough of a Luddite I’d like to try on before I buy. Tecovas brick and mortar opening this weekend on South Congress.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

it's been open all week.  been twice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, have any of you guys buying Tecovas ever worn a B-width boot? 

In my younger days, I wore B-width boots more because of a "low-volume" foot, rather than narrow side-to-side. Regardless, a standard D-width in all the American bootmakers was too wide and I couldn't compensate by going down in size.  And insoles aren't really a solution in western boots.

Today, though, the D or medium width in a lot of shoes doesn't seem to be as wide as it used to be (Asian influence I believe).

Also, I'm old and I think my feet have "spread."

And yes, I could just order some and see, but I fear that "on my own," I might decide to keep a pair of boots that don't fit and come to regret it later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/11/2019 at 11:07 AM, Masshole Horn said:

I ended up getting both the Dan Post Black waterproof boots and Red Wing 1155 Pecos.  Breaking them in is going slower than I've encountered in the past.  What do y'all do for breaking in boots that need it?

Red Wings just take time.  Greasing em up with sno-seal or mink oil or similar and "wearing em dry" can help.  Some advocate soaking them in water and wearing em dry.  I accept that that doesn't hurt the leather if conditioned after, but have always worried that it's doing funky shit to the insoles and counters and whatnot.  The Posts seem to have a "membrane" like Goretex, so I would be even more concerned about soaking techniques.

Overall, I think it's the stiff soles of Red Wings that make them slow to break in, and there isn't a hell of a lot you can do about that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Red Wings just take time.  Greasing em up with sno-seal or mink oil or similar and "wearing em dry" can help.  Some advocate soaking them in water and wearing em dry.  I accept that that doesn't hurt the leather if conditioned after, but have always worried that it's doing funky shit to the insoles and counters and whatnot.  The Posts seem to have a "membrane" like Goretex, so I would be even more concerned about soaking techniques.

Overall, I think it's the stiff soles of Red Wings that make them slow to break in, and there isn't a hell of a lot you can do about that.

Thanks. They're getting there; thick socks and bick 4 seems to be doing the trick. I'm definitely gonna pass on the full dunk method.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/24/2019 at 12:13 PM, MAROON said:

Well hell.  Just placed an order for this boot, based on this thread.  Been looking at them for awhile, finally pulled the trigger.

1_Cole_Chocolate_Pair_1200x1200.jpg?v=15

Hope they fit.  I have a hard time getting boots to fit due to a really high instep. 

Damn. These look nice. Really nice. Think I might have to get myself a pair.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

So, have any of you guys buying Tecovas ever worn a B-width boot? 

In my younger days, I wore B-width boots more because of a "low-volume" foot, rather than narrow side-to-side. Regardless, a standard D-width in all the American bootmakers was too wide and I couldn't compensate by going down in size.  And insoles aren't really a solution in western boots.

Today, though, the D or medium width in a lot of shoes doesn't seem to be as wide as it used to be (Asian influence I believe).

Also, I'm old and I think my feet have "spread."

And yes, I could just order some and see, but I fear that "on my own," I might decide to keep a pair of boots that don't fit and come to regret it later.

I'm an 11B by measurement.  The Tecovas 10.5 I bought fit well and felt good straight out of the box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, baboso said:

I'm an 11B by measurement.  The Tecovas 10.5 I bought fit well and felt good straight out of the box.

Thank you.  I'm about the same, or historically have been.  Maybe worth a shot.  Did you get western or roper?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roper.  The Earl in chocolate calf.  Thinking about getting another pair in bourbon calf.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any recommendations for a mail-in boot repair place?  I lost my guy in Manhattan, KS where I have been going since my college days.  He just up and retired, no notice given.  Next closest is Denver, but I'm not planning a trip there for several weeks yet.  Their same-day service switched to overnight, which usually requires a weekend stay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do the boot shafts on Tecovas Cartwright look short to y'all? It seems like Tony Lama and Luchesse Western boots have a higher shaft. 

The hype on Tecovas jeans is for real. Very comfortable and fit well. They're a little too wide at the bottom of the leg, but they're supposed to be boot cut. I had mine tapered, no big deal. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

Do the boot shafts on Tecovas Cartwright look short to y'all? It seems like Tony Lama and Luchesse Western boots have a higher shaft. 

The hype on Tecovas jeans is for real. Very comfortable and fit well. They're a little too wide at the bottom of the leg, but they're supposed to be boot cut. I had mine tapered, no big deal. 

Shaft height varies.  12" to 14" is pretty standard for western boots, but it's down to preference.  Or are you saying they are less than 12"?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TwiceHorn said:

Shaft height varies.  12" to 14" is pretty standard for western boots, but it's down to preference.  Or are you saying they are less than 12"?

I guess they're closer to 12'' then. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New Cartwright Tecovas arrived the other day to go along with my pair of Dukes and old Pecos Red Wings.

I think I might need an intervention as it probably won't be long before I get the urge to pull the trigger on their lizard boots.7494a25c2c86afc07d66612e9a2eba36.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Looked several places for some boots down in Old Mexico. Mostly small shops as we were in mostly small towns. Apparently a size 12 american is huge down there. Didn't find anything decent with leather soles and a non extra pointy toe down there. Looks like I may be ordering some Tecovas in the future. A 12D Lucchese in a standard toe is too narrow for me, while the next widest size is too lose. The square toed ostrich Luccheses I have fit great. Most other boots fit well in a 12D, Anderson Bean, etc. So how do the Tecovas compare? Also, are the soles pegged in the arch? One row or two rows of pegs? Wooden pegs, brass pegs, or a combination? These things make a difference.

Edited by NotActuallyALonghorn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Irwin F Fletcher said:

New Cartwright Tecovas arrived the other day to go along with my pair of Dukes and old Pecos Red Wings.

I think I might need an intervention as it probably won't be long before I get the urge to pull the trigger on their lizard boots.7494a25c2c86afc07d66612e9a2eba36.jpg

Dammit - your picture made me remember how much I loved my 30+ year old old Red Wings that got destroyed by my pup last year...  Can you even buy them anymore (and if so, are they the same quality)? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

Looked several places for some boots down in Old Mexico. Mostly small shops as we were in mostly small towns. Apparently a size 12 american is huge down there. Didn't find anything decent with leather soles and a non extra pointy toe down there. Looks like I may be ordering some Tecovas in the future. A 12D Lucchese in a standard toe is too narrow for me, while the next widest size is too lose. The square toed ostrich Luccheses I have fit great. Most other boots fit well in a 12D, Anderson Bean, etc. So how do the Tecovas compare? Also, are the soles pegged in the arch? One row or two rows of pegs? Wooden pegs, brass pegs, or a combination? These things make a difference.

I have some 3 plus year old Anderson Beans square toe in 15D. Went to the Tecovas store yesterday and bought the Cole in Chocolate Caiman in 15D. The Tecovas are significantly more comfortable. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Grimas said:

Dammit - your picture made me remember how much I loved my 30+ year old old Red Wings that got destroyed by my pup last year...  Can you even buy them anymore (and if so, are they the same quality)? 

I don't think you can. Mine are 25 years old and look 25 years old. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
New Cartwright Tecovas arrived the other day to go along with my pair of Dukes and old Pecos Red Wings.

I think I might need an intervention as it probably won't be long before I get the urge to pull the trigger on their lizard boots.7494a25c2c86afc07d66612e9a2eba36.jpg

Your picture highlights the issue with Tecovas for me - as much as y’all rave about the boots the uppers are a huge turn off me. I don’t want anything garish but at least some contrast and personality.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I get where you're coming from, but I've never tucked my jeans inside my boots so noone ever really sees the uppers when I wear them.


So you’re not from Guthrie and never worked at the 6666. That’s not a bad thing.

I’ve got some wild uppers, but that’s just because I like having unique items. I love it when someone looks at my boots and says “oh hey I’ve got a pair of black full quills just like those!”. Then I lift my pant leg up and show them they don’t own anything like what I’m wearing. Very pretentious I know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way the do their uppers is probably a way to save on costs. First, they are slightly shorter than traditional boots. Less material, lower costs. Second, they are not sewn through like most nicer boots. The lining leather has no seems poking out inside and the little stitching they have doesn't go through the lining. They tout these inside out uppers as a good thing on their website, but if you compare most nicer boots with cheaper work boots you will only see this in cheaper boots. Whether or not this effects the longevity of them I don't know. They also talk about a cork footbed under the foot. This usually means that the Goodyear welt is attached to fabric that is then glued to the insole (not the semiremovable bit of foam and fabric, but the innermost layer of structural leather). This is opposed to the traditional and more expensive method of stitching the welt directly to the insole. The glue method obviously doesn't last as long and is harder to repair if something happens, but having a cork filler doesn't automatically mean they use the glue method. I'd have to have a pair in hand to deconstruct to say for sure. Regardless, they are obviously good boots and get good reviews from virtually everybody, and I'd have to tear them apart along with other boots in the same price range to really determine how they are made and whether or not they are better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve got a D width foot but a narrow heel. I haven’t worn boots since I had a pair of Justin ropers 20 years ago and lost 18 years ago. I went to the Tecovas store and tried on several pair (bourbon lizards). The 9.5s fit but the heel in the left boot slides up enough to where I could probably sling it off if I worked on it. The right fits fine.

Would moleskin or something like it applied to the inside be a suitable fix?

After leaving, I walked up to Allen’s and found a pair of Lucchese’s that fit great but were $1,000 more than the Tecovas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your picture highlights the issue with Tecovas for me - as much as y’all rave about the boots the uppers are a huge turn off me. I don’t want anything garish but at least some contrast and personality.


*I don’t wear skinny jeans or skinny chinos.*

My black Tecovas I can’t wear with 2 pairs of slacks (gray and black) I normally would because the upper flares too much. Other boots fit under the same pants just fine, not even imprinting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Heel slippage is normal until the boot breaks in to your foot.


Not enough that it feels that you could sling it off. 1/2” at most is all you want, and that goes away after a good days wear that makes the sole more pliable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
38 minutes ago, baboso said:

Heel slippage is normal until the boot breaks in to your foot.

This is true, but that also implies a pretty tight instep (a bitch to get on/off).  If he can almost sling it off his foot, it doesn't fit right.  Heel slippage should be due to the stiffness of the sole, not the fact that your foot moves up and down in the boot because it's too wide or long.

A really proper-fitting western boot will be the most comfortable, and not just because it isn't rubbing/pinching your heels or toes or whatever.  When it's just right, your foot is "caught" over the arch and there isn't any tendency to slide forward or back and there isn't a ton of weight on the ball of your foot, so it doesn't feel like wearing a hard, leather soled shoe.  And that type of fit tends to mean that it is pretty difficult to get on and off at first, and, until the sole breaks in, slips a little at the heel.

If you have never had a proper fitting boot, getting one will be a revelation, most likely.

Edited by TwiceHorn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

The way the do their uppers is probably a way to save on costs. First, they are slightly shorter than traditional boots. Less material, lower costs. Second, they are not sewn through like most nicer boots. The lining leather has no seems poking out inside and the little stitching they have doesn't go through the lining. They tout these inside out uppers as a good thing on their website, but if you compare most nicer boots with cheaper work boots you will only see this in cheaper boots. Whether or not this effects the longevity of them I don't know. They also talk about a cork footbed under the foot. This usually means that the Goodyear welt is attached to fabric that is then glued to the insole (not the semiremovable bit of foam and fabric, but the innermost layer of structural leather). This is opposed to the traditional and more expensive method of stitching the welt directly to the insole. The glue method obviously doesn't last as long and is harder to repair if something happens, but having a cork filler doesn't automatically mean they use the glue method. I'd have to have a pair in hand to deconstruct to say for sure. Regardless, they are obviously good boots and get good reviews from virtually everybody, and I'd have to tear them apart along with other boots in the same price range to really determine how they are made and whether or not they are better.

Yep, I have no doubt that the "corded" shaft is a cost-cutting measure.  I have never owned corded shaft boots, so I don't know if any stitching is supposed to come through the lining, but it is on regular, stitched boots.  Last  time I was in a western store, I noticed that a number of the cheaper boots (including, I think, shockingly some Lucchese 1883 or whatever their low end model was/is) had multi row stitching that didn't go through the lining.  Weird looking.

There is a video on their site showing their construction methods to some degree.  I believe you can see both pegs and brass nails being used in the arch.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/141478656

I'd be real interested in your comments and observations on that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Yep, I have no doubt that the "corded" shaft is a cost-cutting measure.  I have never owned corded shaft boots, so I don't know if any stitching is supposed to come through the lining, but it is on regular, stitched boots.  Last  time I was in a western store, I noticed that a number of the cheaper boots (including, I think, shockingly some Lucchese 1883 or whatever their low end model was/is) had multi row stitching that didn't go through the lining.  Weird looking.

There is a video on their site showing their construction methods to some degree.  I believe you can see both pegs and brass nails being used in the arch.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/141478656

I'd be real interested in your comments and observations on that.

I'm not all up on industrial level bootmaking, but it at least appears they are sewing the welt to the insole. Not the traditional channeled grove method that the best boots are made with, but decent enough. It looks like their method leaves a gap where they have to insert some sort of filler. That's where the cork comes in. It's also cheaper than leather. 

 

As far as their logging process goes,  I'm less concerned about what material they are using compared to how they are making the holes. They are basically drilling the holes, compared to the traditional method of using an awl. A drill removes material, while an awl just pushes it out of the way. With an awl and lemonwood pegs, the leather swells back up around the pegs and holds them in. The pegs also swell when they get wet, making them more secure in all weather conditions. When you drill the holes that can't happen no matter what material the pegs are made of. The pegs at this point are practically cosmetic and they are relying mostly on the strength of the glue to hold them together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
On 3/21/2019 at 3:09 PM, Irwin F Fletcher said:

New Cartwright Tecovas arrived the other day to go along with my pair of Dukes and old Pecos Red Wings.

I think I might need an intervention as it probably won't be long before I get the urge to pull the trigger on their lizard boots.7494a25c2c86afc07d66612e9a2eba36.jpg

I would suggest not buying ropers. 

Edited by billfromlaketravis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Irwin F Fletcher said:

I get where you're coming from, but I've never tucked my jeans inside my boots so noone ever really sees the uppers when I wear them.

Agreed. You have to be doing some pretty serious farming/ranching to tuck them in. And that point, you're drifting into Red Wing territory. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dammit - your picture made me remember how much I loved my 30+ year old old Red Wings that got destroyed by my pup last year...  Can you even buy them anymore (and if so, are they the same quality)? 
So I just tried to search online and their classic boot doesn't seem to be available.......that sucks. I bought my first pair of Red Wing boots back in 1989 when I was seting off for college and that pair sailed around the world with me when I was a Midshipmen back at the Academy (wore them as an unregulated military shoe when I was over in the Arabian Gulf....though it was the Merchant Marines so we kind of beat to our own drum). Now they collect dust in the garage. Second pair I bought I wear every day for work then switch to my steel toed lace ups on the job sight. I should probably dust those old ones off and get them cleaned up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/11/2019 at 2:28 PM, Hornius Emeritus said:

 

Only thing I can think of is time.  But, also, get yourself a pair of thin compression stockings to wear when you're breaking them in.  They slide in and out easy and because they are thin and slippery. I got these for that purpose:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6N3DXV?aaxitk=pjVdZmXPuUKA23IH4qvpZQ&pd_rd_i=B01N6N3DXV&pf_rd_p=e037c154-e093-48a4-b127-477e5e294e3f&hsa_cr_id=8494103780801&sb-ci-n=asinImage&sb-ci-v=https%3A%2F%2Fimages-na.ssl-images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F51zj1KK1VnL.jpg&sb-ci-a=B01N6N3DXV




I am a boot slut (31 pairs) and I love the two pairs of Tecovas that I own but damn if I didn't pick up a thousand dollar pair of barely-used  Luchesse classics a couple of months ago  on Ebay for $218.00.  Wearing a size 13 really helps when it comes to these auctions because it cuts down on the number of people who bid on them. The seller included the original receipt from when her husband bought them five years ago. Ironically, they were bought at Allen's boots.  Been wearing them like crazy:

i-stSgmd5-X2.jpg
 

 

 

 

 

 

Here ya go

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lucchese-University-Of-Texas-Scholarship-Boots/192865962859?hash=item2ce7b50b6b:g:DVkAAOSwmwFclBzI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, thestud said:

Cool boots, but I've never seen a man wear them. My wife has pair. The white uppers take them into lady territory. 

*Disclaimer: I'm a city slicker that grew up in Northwest Houston, Austin, and Lake Travis. My father in law has a legitimate farming/ranching operation outside of Midland. If you think you're country, head out there. Some of them have never seen a pair of round toe boots.^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

I'm not all up on industrial level bootmaking, but it at least appears they are sewing the welt to the insole. Not the traditional channeled grove method that the best boots are made with, but decent enough. It looks like their method leaves a gap where they have to insert some sort of filler. That's where the cork comes in. It's also cheaper than leather. 

 

As far as their logging process goes,  I'm less concerned about what material they are using compared to how they are making the holes. They are basically drilling the holes, compared to the traditional method of using an awl. A drill removes material, while an awl just pushes it out of the way. With an awl and lemonwood pegs, the leather swells back up around the pegs and holds them in. The pegs also swell when they get wet, making them more secure in all weather conditions. When you drill the holes that can't happen no matter what material the pegs are made of. The pegs at this point are practically cosmetic and they are relying mostly on the strength of the glue to hold them together.

Great observations. I think you are dead right about many modern welt/insole systems like "j-flex" etc.  I was thinking the cork might have been kind of midway between. I knew about pegs and swelling but not the awl issue, that is good shit. I suppose as long as the drilled holes are undersized, there's at least some of the swollen interference fit. As I understand it, pegs are there to position the shank, so they wouldn't be entirely cosmetic no matter how easily they might fall out. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, thestud said:

 

Those are the Lucchese 1883s, which are their cheap line.

You can get a brand new pair at the Co-op for $499.99.

And whoever said that the white uppers take them in lady boot territory can fight me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dammit - your picture made me remember how much I loved my 30+ year old old Red Wings that got destroyed by my pup last year...  Can you even buy them anymore (and if so, are they the same quality)? 


You can still get the Red Wing Pecos, but you need to go to a store to order them. I recently purchased some, they seem every bit the quality of my long gone pair. Still made in the USA.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing-shoe/1178-red-wing-shoes/1178-red-wing-mens-11-inch-pull-on-boot-brown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Those are the Lucchese 1883s, which are their cheap line.

You can get a brand new pair at the Co-op for $499.99.

And whoever said that the white uppers take them in lady boot territory can fight me. 



I don’t wear Lucchese at all. In fact the only Lucchese I own is three pearl snaps. Just got bored and perused eBay and saw those.

As for white uppers being “ladylike”, he’d shit a chicken if he saw the sueded 15” pink uppers on my roughout buffalo AB’s. Or the 17” hot-dog Lime green uppers on my black full quills.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Masshole Horn said:

 


You can still get the Red Wing Pecos, but you need to go to a store to order them. I recently purchased some, they seem every bit the quality of my long gone pair. Still made in the USA.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing-shoe/1178-red-wing-shoes/1178-red-wing-mens-11-inch-pull-on-boot-brown

 

Thanks! Do you remember what they cost now?  (Never mind-$270)

Edited by Grimas

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welp. Good or bad the guys from Rtic have found another idea from someone else they can do cheaper.

 

https://www.cuero.com

 

Is up and running. Calfskin and Suede offerings currently. Launching at $150 I’m tempted to get some calfskin beaters, but feel some loyalty to Tecovas.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...