Old Gringo “Atlantic” 2006 (L185-1)
Day 3 of Pair-A-Day of my boots.
I refer to these as my Car Accident Boots. When I received the settlement from my car accident, I decided to blow $800 on four pairs of boots. I got these instead. (No, they were not $800. But they were expensive enough to ruin that plan.) They’re actually very well made (and taller) knockoffs of even more expensive boots. For a long time, I was uncomfortable wearing anything so spendy. It’s been a year, and I’m finally getting over it. Hand cut and hand stitched, soled with lemon-wood pegs. Chocolate brown leather with turquoise and bone inlays. Full scallop, “exterminator” toe.
Tony Lama “Vintage Pee Wee” 2004 (VF5823)
Part II of the pair-a-day blogging of my boot collection.
They’re called Vintage, but they’re really Retro. I’m a stickler for that kind of thing.
These were a Christmas present from my sister. Black leather vamp with standard toe bug, red leather shaft with turquoise daisy inlay and white collar. Full scallop, snip toe.
Dan Post, ca. 1960
By special request, my small collection of Western boots (ah, I just call ’em cowboy boots). One pair a day until I run out. On Friday. Like I said, it’s a small collection. I’m working on it.
Tan leather, shallow scallop, “balcony” stitched vamp. These boots were acquired in a trade deal, and I don’t know their provenance. I assumed they were from the ’70s, but a vintage boot dealer who tried to barter them off my feet thinks they’re from the ’50s. For the purpose of this title, I’ve split the difference.