Tag Archives: it’sabootlife

Wondering

I wonder what I’ll make out of Cherry Red Alligator?

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Beginnings

Boot tops: it’s a start.

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The last comes first

Lasts come in standard sizes but feet do not. I’ve customized this last for the client; I like to fit the last before I start cutting leather.

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Beginnings

This is how a commissioned pair of cowboy boots begins.

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Rainy day in Oklahoma

I laid the soles on this pair of boots today, stitched them, and the next job is pegging the soles. But it’s a wet and rainy day and the soles aren’t drying at their normal pace. They’re still far too … Continue reading

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Inseaming

A nice job of inseaming is so satisfying.

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Toes

I got the toe box put in these boots today. For me, that’s when I feel like I’m over the hump and it’s all downhill from here.

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