I love the texture of these “Petate” boots. If my size 5 feet were one size bigger, I think I’d wear them all the time.
They’re kinda cool and breezy like a wicker chair, but wait… you could add layer upon layer in this fall, turning these boots into best pals for your favorite tweedy jacket. Yep.
Season after season, the Exclusive Boot Star Custom Designs impress. Old Gringo styles, you won’t find anywhere else. Everyday rock star.
(P.S. I’m still wearing my last Boot Star purchase. Love ’em)
Are you in Austin for SXSW? Here’s a free one-page trip guide to finding vintage, ready-made and custom cowboy boots.
Your welcome. (File size: 4.1 MB)
Want to feel like a big shot? Want to command the entire Lucchese factory to do your bidding?
Now, using the Big Trail’s Ranch Custom Boot Builder, you can create your own “Lucchese Classic” top to bottom…heel, toe and pullstrap. Choose from many many leather types, colors and stitches…and with each step of your design work, you’ll see your cowboy boot take shape on your computer screen, right before your eyes.
When you’re done, you’ll view a digitally rendered color image of your creation for approval before your order is sent to the Lucchese factory in El Paso, where your boots will be handcrafted in 10 to 12 weeks. (You can even save your designs online and share them with others.)
Now, I call a boot like this a “custom make-up”…these boots are made in familiar sizes and widths, on a standard last… not on a boot last that is altered or custom-fit to your individual foot measurements and arch.
Custom make-up boots like this are particularly useful when you are already comfortable with a Lucchese fit, or you’re trying to match boot styles for different wearers, like for a wedding or dance floor.
I try and stay on top of things… but the growing popularity of cowboy boots in Seattle had me a little puzzled. Certainly wasn’t true a year ago.
Last year, Seattle was just like other urban West coast spots (except maybe LA). Folks were buying vintage boots as fashion staples, but they weren’t giving boots much of their time, money or attention.
But…Wow! Now, Seattle can be considered a go-to spot for cowboy boots, thanks to Insurrection Apparel & Boots. Insurrection has always had a great selection of vintage boots… but now, they’ve brought in some swell designs from Lucchese, Liberty, Rocketbuster, Morado and Old Gringo. And Insurrection has its very own line of vintage-inspired cowboy boots.
I particularly like this boot in the photo, black and white with just a bit-o-color at the cuff. Oh, yeah.
Vintage Levi’s, motorcycle jackets, western shirts and cowboy boots… everything for that classic American look. I’ll admit it… I wish I were as cool as Insurrection.
8403 1/2 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5
I don’t usually mention store sales, but the e-mail Rich Alcala sent me included 57 exclamation points and a personal photo.
Alcala’s Western Wear is located in Chicago, IL and at an internet near you. During their Fall sale all cowboy boots are 10-50% off. The discounted sale price will be shown when you click on a boot.
Opened by the Alcala family in 1972… “Alcala’s is a piece of the Lone Star State in the Windy City.” Be sure to visit.
Alcala’s Western Wear
1733 W Chicago Ave.