Cultured Cowboy has
offered custom made, and special order make-ups in these
Old West boots, from other makers. And, we will still
have the Tony Lama Shooter's Boots special made for you.
Problem has become
that they are all made as special orders, and take a
while, and can cost 1.5 times as much as Oak Tree Farms'
Shooter's Boots selections. SO... here is a
good alternative, well made, that doesn't take 3 to 6 months to get
to you! If you are a member of SASS , or do
Civil War, or similar re-enactments, these frontier
boots give you a close replica. (these frontier boots
are left and right boots)
In the early originals, there
were not left and right boots. The discovery of each
foot having an axis that shifted angles, was (legend
coming up here) first proven by Sam
Lucchese during the Civil War times. He applied for a
patent. Because Texas seceded, he was not granted this
patent. However, Frye Boot Co., from Marlboro, MA, found
his application, and because Massachusetts was part of
the USA at that time, they made a pair of 13 D boots,
right and left, for old Abe Lincoln. Abe liked 'em.
Pres. Lincoln asked what would we do with the production of
"straight" boots. Frye said, "Whatcha got
in mind?" Abe allowed the shipment of the
older straight boots down the Mississippi River to the
South, at a huge price per pair, to suck up bullet money
from the South. (Econ 101 Bullets Vs Butter) And all Northern troops were to be
issued the right and left pair styles. (True story, as
has been passed down for generations, through boot
maker's lore!) Just a
simple thing, like boots that fit better, made much of
the difference in our War Between the States, and will
make a huge difference in whether or not, you enjoy your
Tree Farms is a company devoted to people who want
some comfortable fashion in their lives. Looking good is only half
the goal. These boots fit true to most shoe sizes. They run
about a half size smaller than Justin brand boots.
If your foot is wide, go up a half size.