I received an email from a graduate student who is studying psychology at a university in Houston, Texas. His question was, “what do you think it means if a guy wears boots all the time instead of dress shoes?” He explained that he is doing research for his doctorate which was looking at choices of clothing that people make. He said that my website came up first, second, or third, on several entries with similar questions on search engines.
What do I think it means if a guy wears boots all the time instead of dress shoes?
I am having a new pair of boots made to order! Woo-hoo! Why the excitement? You say, “come on, BHD, you’ve got tons of boots. Why a new pair and why are you so excited about them?”
Sometimes people send me email to ask my opinion on a certain pair of boots — new or used. I appreciate that people recognize that I have learned a thing or two about boots. I am happy to respond to questions as I have time.
Recently, I was asked my opinion about Justin Bent Rail model 363 boots, pictured here. “Are these boots a good value?”
From time to time, I cut-and-paste real questions entered into search engines that drive visitors to my website. I thought for this post, I would post the answer before the question. Read on (and pardon my bad attempt at humor.)
Those familiar with Lucchese Boots know that Lucchese makes three lines: Classics — handcrafted and most expensive; Lucchese 2000 — mostly roper styles nowadays and considered mid-line, and are machine-made in the USA; and this year, replacing “Lucchese 1883″ they now offer “Lucchese Since 1883″ — slightly different name for the entry-level of machine-made cowboy boots. And, not unexpected, the “Lucchese Since 1883″ boots are …
Hot off the search engine, someone asked,
What’s up with guys that [sic] wear cowboy boots to work?
So, what’s up?
I continued to wear a different pair from boots in my cowboy boot collection and my motorcycle boot collection. This past week was a real mix of boots on my feet, as we began the week with a huge but non-accumulating snowstorm, and ended the week with cool but “becoming Spring” weather.
Here goes — these are the boots I wore to work this past week. Continue reading
Here are more examples of actual, as-written, as-searched, boot-related “how” questions that direct visitors to my website or this blog. Some questions are serious, some are strange, and some are amusing. If you are wondering, I can “see” the questions that direct visitors to my website/blog, but I cannot tell who the visitor actually is. I respect privacy. I figure, though, if at least one person is asking via a search engine, then others may have the same questions.
As I continued on my endeavor to wear each pair of boots in my cowboy boot collection and my motorcycle boot collection without repeating any, I did not realize just how many pairs of boots I own that have ostrich skin on the foot! Here goes — more ostrich this whole week! Continue reading
I am pleased to report that I have influenced a guy to buy a pair of boots to wear with dress clothes to the office — in Washington, DC! Here is his message, reproduced with permission: