Cavender’s Boot City (& Raffle)

This time of year I tend to look backwards as much as forward. Thinking about the things I plan… and then the things that happen anyway.

One such surprise was my visit last summer to Cavender’s Boot City in Houston, TX. I’ve got plenty of bootmakers to visit when I’m in Texas, so usually I blast right by all the chain stores… BUT I got a tip (from Mr. Cavender, himself) that there were some swell boots inside.

It turns out, Cavender’s is a Houston hideout for vintage cowboy boots. They are not for sale, but part of an impressive Cavender collection… available for viewing during store hours.

My favorites were the larger-than-life “display boots.” I don’t know, maybe it’s my unending fondness for roadside attractions, or maybe it’s because my everyday boots are so small… these big boots just crack me up.

Go see for yourself

2505 S Loop West 610
Houston, TX
(713) 664-8999

P.S. Hey! Send me an email at with “I want 2 hats” in the subject line. E-mail me before noon, Saturday January 31 PST. A winner will be picked randomly, and I’ll mail ’em these two hats. Woo hoo! (Free domestic U.S. shipping only.)