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…
For a long, long time, I have had my eye on harness boots made by White’s Boots. After a somewhat difficult adjustment to their engineer style “Nomad” boots, I was uncertain how the harness boots would fit or feel.
But this year, I “pulled the trigger” and ordered a pair…
I like wearing Tecovas cowboy-style boots. They are comfortable and well-made.
Usually when Tecovas launches a new boot, their savvy marketing people produce and publish appealing photos all over the internet.
But when the company introduced a chelsea-style of boot recently, I…
I was introduced to Southwest Boot Company by a reader who wrote to me a couple months ago to ask for my opinion about this company and their boots.
According to the company website, they have been in business in Glendale, Southern California, since 1990. Funny, I’ve been around the block a lot in the Boot World, and only learned about them recently, so they must have been a small outfit that has expanded.
Today, I write about their “FFB” series of station boots — a favorite boot style of mine. (more after the jump)
Again, I am finding myself apologizing for not keeping up with this blog. One may think that since I retired and am pretty much staying home to reduce exposure to the Covid-19 virus, I would have more time to write on this blog.
One would think…. however, my days lately have been consumed with…
During the “stay-at-home” order period, which here in Maryland began March 30 and technically hasn’t ended (for good reason!), I was a good schnook and did just that — stayed home!
In mid-May, restrictions began to lift slightly for activities where you did not interact with people, including being able to ride my Harley for more than running errands to get groceries or to the pharmacy. (Or go skydiving, but that’s different.)
The iconic, rock-solid motorcycle harness boot made under the Chippewa label, model number 27868, aka “Street Warrior,” was discontinued by Justin Brands, the manufacturer, two years ago. The company has been slowly sending remaining stock for sale. When they’re gone, they will be gone forever.
Such a sad loss for the motorcycle boot world. Why did this happen?
As some people, including me, have said over time — it takes guts to wear certain articles of clothing out in public, especially if others are not accustomed to seeing you wearing such items such as boots and/or leather garments (besides a leather jacket.)
I cannot tell you how many people have written to me or searched this blog about “men wearing boots to the office / church / in general.” Same goes for wearing leather pants or jeans, which I wrote about in my last blog post.
The general gist of these questions have been concerns about…
On Sunday, I was out for a pleasant ride on my Harley. I rode on familiar two-lane, tree-lined, country roads in my home county. So yeah, it’s me — ol’ geezer on his geezer-glide putt-putting away.
I ride in full gear all the time — boots, long pants, DOT-listed helmet, and a protective, well-ventilated ballistic nylon jacket. Usually — I admit when it’s really hot — I can’t wear a jacket. Roasting fatigues and dehydrates me, thus making it unsafe to ride.
So as I was riding along on this pleasantly warm sunny day, I came to a stop light. Two younger guys on motorcycles that they had modified (one with “ape hanger” bars) pulled up behind me. Revved their engines… obvious to me, they wanted to…
Man, I should have expected this, but when these things happen, it is still somewhat of a shock. The legendary first boot store on the internet, Big Black Boots, is closing shop. The owners, Ron & Rich, posted a message on their website that reads…