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  1. TexOmega Dec 4, 2023

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    Blucher Boots by James “Smitty” Smith
    Okmulgee, Oklahoma

    Blucher Boot began in the 1910’s in Wyoming eventually making it to Oklahoma where these boots were made.

    Smitty still had old catalogs of the styles they offered back then and this is one.
    He took over seems like he told me in the 1970-80’s. I bought them in the early 2000’s.

    Inlaid leather butterflies in Robins’ egg blue.
    Deep burgundy top, brown French calf bottom.

    I sent him pictures and the name inside and he confirmed he made them when the location was in Okmulgee.

    Not worn much when I bought them, luckily the fit is nice for my foot.
     
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  2. FREDMAYCOIN Dec 4, 2023

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    What a kicking ass boot collection you have! Congratulations. I would love to see a group photo of all your boots.
     
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  3. Makesbelieve Dec 4, 2023

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    A pair of chestnut R and M Williams 'Macquaries'
     
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  4. TexOmega Dec 4, 2023

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    :thumbsup:

    It would have to be a large Panaramic Shot!:thumbsup:
     
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  5. mydeafcat Dec 9, 2023

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    Fiorentini and Baker lace-up ankle boots.

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  6. bubba48 Dec 11, 2023

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    Not a timberman,
    Not in timberland,
    But I wear Timberland

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  7. __ryan__ Dec 11, 2023

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    I've been diggin' these moccasin style boots from Quoddy.

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  8. Tom4Wilson Dec 11, 2023

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    Got my boots on today.
     
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  9. TexOmega Dec 12, 2023

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    The “other” top design of Ray J


    The “other” top design of Ray Jones

    And at a minimum, 3 but looking closely, sometimes 4 wooden pegs. Stacked leather heel.

    Built for the Big Bear Lake Leatherslap Founder, Ray Chapman. Originator of the modified Weaver Stance.

    A bit big for me but thick socks make them an occasional wearing boot. Mostly a display boot.

    Ray Jones was a bookmaker/leathergoods maker in Southern California prior to moving to Texas and from the information I was told at buying, Ray Chapman moved to Central Texas at some point and carried on his friendship. These boots were made in Texas.

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  10. CalgaryJim Dec 17, 2023

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    Have you tried Crocs? If you have, how do they compare?
     
  11. o.m.e.g.a Dec 26, 2023

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    Navy!
     
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  12. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Dec 27, 2023

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    Rossi Mulgas for me today
    Made in Australia and resoleable
     
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  13. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Dec 27, 2023

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    I am, for a number of reasons, a big fan of the Italian brand Dolomite. I wear them mostly in the winter, as they are waterproof, and also feature unusually tough and grippy soles. The build quality is excellent throughout.

    Highly recommended!

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  14. avaseaa Jan 1, 2024

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    These are Vans - Yacht Club
     
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  15. ErichPryde Jan 1, 2024

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    I knew that name sounded familiar for some reason.
     
  16. Watch my Whisky Jan 3, 2024

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    Black Achilles as usual this time of year

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    Also, Maroon 5 suck.
     
  17. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Jan 11, 2024

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    I have a couple of shoe/boot stretchers in my leather shop. Have a look at these Keens (I am not very keen on Keens by the way) and look at how effective a stretcher can be.

    Letting you know in case you have something that is too tight. Your local shoe repair can stretch them. IMG_8502.jpeg IMG_8501.jpeg
     
  18. TexOmega Jan 19, 2024

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    Butter soft calf ankle boot
     
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  19. SydR Jan 20, 2024

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    Got the snow boots on as up in Swedish Lapland and there is plenty of the stuff to contend with.

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  20. ErichPryde Jan 26, 2024

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    Just got my Alden 403s back from Alden Restoration- they'd seen some serious wear trekking all over the PNW and needed new soles and a bit of conditioning. Super happy to have these back! My littlest one helped me lace them back up yesterday. Wearing them today and it's like having an old friend back on the foot.

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