Bodacious Boots

This film is a high-spirited ode to the cowboy boot and the famous and infamous personalities who make them, wear them, and love them. The film includes boomakers including Pascal, Lee Miller and Stephanie Ferguson filmed in high-def along side the likes of Tyler Beard, Lyle Lovett, Kelly LeBrock, Kinky Friedman (and yours truly.)

Don’t miss the bonus features. Cowboy boot galleries, extended interviews and a tour of the Lucchese factory in El Paso this DVD B-side is a boot geek’s dream come true. (AMS Pictures, 2007)

Bootmaking Videos & DVD’s

C. T. Boot Shop

105 S Main
Saint Jo, TX 76265
(940) 995-2600

Building Cowboy Boots. Over 14 hours of instruction, sold in a 10 DVD set. Price is $500, or included “free” when you attend Carl Chappell’s bootmaking courses located in Saint Jo, TX. Carl Chappell has taught more people how to make cowboy boots …than anybody.

Boot Repair DVD. Priced at $150, or $100 if purchased along with the Building Cowboy Boots series.

D.W. Frommer II — Bootmaker

616 SW Evergreen, Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 923-3808

Western Bootmaking: An American Tradition. This is a 27 hour video tutorial (14 two hour tapes on VHS) on the making of the classic western (cowboy) boot. The video closely follows the text of the author’s book, Western Bootmaking: An American Tradition, although each subject, from fitting the foot to inseaming, is covered in greater detail than is possible in a text only format. The book itself is included with the video as a study guide, along with a complete set of patterns, a resource list, a machine and tool inventory, and a measurement chart (comparing last to foot). E-mail or phone D.W. Frommer II for current pricing.

Wilson Gracey

P.O. Box 222, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada P5A-2J7
E-mail or call (705) 848-7064.
Video titles include:

  • Western Bootmaking ( current pricing)
  • Advanced Western Bootmaking
  • Two Piece Western Bootmaking
  • Footwear Patternmaking
  • Professional Shoe Repairing for Beginners
  • In-Home Shoe Repair
  • Shoemaking #1
  • Advanced Shoemaking
  • Dress and Casual Sandalmaking

For more videos, try visiting the “video” posts on my blog.

For bootmaking supplies, tools and helpful expertise visit the Custom Cowboy Boots & Shoes Forum.

Custom made, vintage and popular cowboy boot brands. Advice from author & expert, Jennifer June (& others) about buying cowboy boots online.

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