A pattern for toe stitching on pair of custom cowboy boots. Photo taken at
Wheeler Boot Co. (Houston, TX)
Bootmaking bench belonging to Pascal in North Hollywood (a.k.a.
Tombstone slab belonging to Brian Thomas (Abilene, TX.)
Bootmakers often use a flat, smooth
marble granite or marble slab as a surface upon which to… pound newly-pieced boot pulls flat, carve designs into damp leather, or skive (thin) small pieces of leather inlay.
Factory-made? Custom made? Take a peek inside the secret language of cowboy boot labels, signature stitches and inking. I’ve posted
a bunch of photos of cowboy boot labels and signature stitches on Flickr. I’m hoping it’s a help to boot collectors and a tribute to makers.
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Flickr and join the fun! Points awarded for artistic merit. (If you run into to trouble you can e-mail me your photos and I will post them.)
Custom made, vintage and popular cowboy boot brands. Advice from author & expert, Jennifer June (& others) about buying cowboy boots online.