Tecovas Blew It

Readers of this blog and viewers of my website are probably aware that I became a fan of Tecovas boots. They emerged onto the “cowboy boot scene” in 2015. At first, they offered a limited lineup of men’s traditional western and roper boots. But by now — 2021 — it is my opinion that Tecovas is “too big for their britches.”

I had become more and more wary of the company as they expanded with more styles of boots, additional non-boot products (bags, jeans, belts, swag, and the overpriced boot jack), and began opening a number of brick-and-mortar stores in several U.S. southern states. I was getting concerned that this once small, well-targeted and focused company had been expanding beyond the core concept that I once admired.

However, as a result of a significant March 2021 marketing blunder, I no longer…
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Boot Naming Conflict

I have not been amused… for several years now… that boot manufacturers decided to give names to their boots that are truly meaningless. “Dean, Clayton, Wyatt, Landon, Rutmann, Lor, Devin, Brady, Billy, Rootytootytootoo…” whatever, you look hard enough, you can probably find a boot by whatever name you want.

Personally, for me, I have gone by …
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JB Dillon Reserve Boots

I have been asked about boots under the brand name “JB Dillon” for several years, and all of my internet sleuthing results continued to point to cowboy boot sales by a company called “Rick’s Ranchwear” with no additional information. No website (in the past) other than “Two Free Boots” retail stores in Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, and Nevada.

Anyway, recently I was re-introduced to the boots by that brand through an email dialogue with…
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Know Your COOL

I have blogged a lot about boots and the quality of materials from which they are made as well as quality of craftsmanship in construction.

Over decades, I have experienced how quality makes a difference in the wear, durability, and comfort of boots.

I also have blogged alot about how boot manufacturers who once made boots exclusively in the United States have…
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Annoyed Another Boot Marketing Guy

I received an email the other day complimenting my website:

I was so impressed by the comprehensive amount of content you have created since your site launched in 2004.

He went on to explain that he is working with a boot retailer that has been around for some 40 years, but just went on-line for retail sales.

The writer of this email is with a small-time Texas-based web development and marketing company.

He began cordially, and we exchanged a couple emails, then…
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Off The Break

I know I have been unusually quiet on this blog. It’s already the first of September and I realized that I have not written a post for this blog since two weeks ago on my 2020-birthday-from-hell.

Yeah, the day downgraded rapidly, and kept me…
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Nice To Hear “Nice Boots”

All day yesterday, I was in meetings in our county seat, with representatives of several departments (Planning, Environmental Protection, Permitting, and Fire/Rescue) to review adjustments to the build-out of the building for one of the fire stations that make up the three in the fire department on which I serve as President (of the volunteer side of this combined department.)

I know… kind of a mouthful. Thus you have it when…
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Kudos to Tecovas Boots Customer Service

I have become a fan of Tecovas Boots. I seldom rave about boots or the companies that make them, but in this case, Tecovas has earned an exception and my respect. (BTW, this post is my own; I was not offered anything in exchange for what I am about to say… read on!)

Back in February 2017, I bought my first pair of Tecovas boots — regular calfskin boots with a round toe.

These boots arrived quickly and…
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