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Cowboy Boot Heel Styles

Cowboy Boot Heel Styles

Published in Western Boot Construction

Heel styles can be for comfort or function and sometimes just for the look! If a there is a significant use of a horse to do your job then a riding heel will make a difference in your feeling of stability in the saddle. The riding heel enables a solid lock on the stirrup with […]

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Old West Pictures – Texas in the late 1800s

Old West Pictures – Texas in the late 1800s

Published in Texan

I ran across some old west pictures cleaning out a storeroom awhile back.

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Cowboy Boot Toe Styles

Cowboy Boot Toe Styles

Published in Western Boot Construction

When you are looking for a pair of cowboy or cowgirl boots the toe style is pretty important. What toe you pick depends on the statement you want to make or the work you need to do in your western boots. As a kid I only remember a couple of styles of toes on boots. […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy Custom Western Boots

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Custom Western Boots

Published in Custom Western Boots

While any reason to buy a pair of custom western boots is a good reason, we lay out the top 5 reasons below. #5 Get’em While You Can Yep that is right. Custom Bootmakers are getting older and are not getting replaced fast enough to keep up with demand. Some might say they are a […]

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Rattlesnake Makes Nice Boots

Rattlesnake Makes Nice Boots

Published in Rattlesnake Boots

Rattlesnakes make nice western boots. Frankly I haven’t ever really found much other use for rattlesnakes. I had rattlesnake rattler for a baby rattle when I was young. I also had a few hanging off a key chain like a rabbit’s foot when I was older. A Texas rabbit’s foot if you will. We leave […]

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Old Cowboy Pictures – On the Ranch

Old Cowboy Pictures – On the Ranch

Published in Texan

I love these old cowboy pictures I scanned from one of our picture boxes. They capture life around the ranch and on the range. Cowboys posing with the ranch owner. You certainly see the individual and functional styles of these cowpokes. This is a great one as well out on the range at the chuck […]

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I Only Take Off My Boots to Get Into a Boat

I Only Take Off My Boots to Get Into a Boat

Published in Texan

Like many a Texan, I watched our lakes fill up this spring. I watched many of them overflow too. I once heard that all our droughts end in a flood. It appears so. Every summer I would go camping with my grandparents at Lake Buchanan. On the Lake is the pretty much the only place […]

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Western Boot Construction

Western Boot Construction

Published in Western Boot Construction

When was the last time you looked at what a cowboy boot was made of? Never? Well here is your chance. What you see below is a typical manufactured boot diagram. However custom boots will have many of the same components. Watch out for plastic shanks, paper rands, plastic in the heels and inferior leather […]

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Old Cattle Trails and BootMaking

Old Cattle Trails and BootMaking

Published in Texan

It is gone like a thousand yesterdays. Really it is. That tactile connection to the past. In today’s world if you ask someone where their steak comes from they are likely to say the store…now they might be joking or then again they might not. In a world where we don’t even “see” the endless/seamless […]

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Remember Dublin Dr Pepper

Remember Dublin Dr Pepper

Published in Texan

Do you remember Dublin Dr. Pepper? Ever even heard of it much less tasted it? Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr. Pepper Well too late because it is gone and has been for a few years now. Dublin, Texas Dr. Pepper Bottling story is a great one. You can find detailed versions around the […]

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