More cowboy boot auctions.
Are you in Austin for SXSW? Here’s a free one-page trip guide to finding vintage, ready-made and custom cowboy boots.
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Here you go. These are the cowboy boots that all the cool girls will be wearing at the farmer’s market tomorrow morning. Nameless brown leather, scuffed toes. It’s still winter, so they will be worn with black tights or skinny jeans. They are a perfect complement to root crops and organic coffee drunk from a jar.
More vintage boots on eBay.
(Photo courtesy of ebay seller, carissa_malka. )
Many thanks to “treasguy” and “mbstinky” for their generous posting of vintage cowboy boot ads on the photo-sharing site, Flickr.
Poke around. You’ll find the “Big 3,” but you’ll also find ads for Paul Bond, Joe Hall, M.L. Leddy, and Champion Boot Companies.
Play a game of hide-n-seek …and look for the ad that matches your latest vintage pair.
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
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