Spring footwear

February 15, 2011 • 7:20 am

The accumulated snow is melting in Chicago, and soon my car will be unfrozen.  And now that the sidewalks are free from slush and salt, I can wear these:

American alligator tail boots with soft buffalo shafts, from J. B. Hill of El Paso, Texas.  These boots were new, but I got them for only a fraction of the retail price, for they came adorned with a ranch logo (the “XXX Ranch”) and had the owner’s initials (KB) on them.  Boots with logos and initials are always bargains, since few people want them—even though the inlays are hidden under one’s pants.  Note the fancy gator collar and gator initials (KB) inlaid on the boot pulls:

20 thoughts on “Spring footwear

  1. Just how many pairs of boots do you have? I only ask because I want to know how many more decades of cowboy boot posts to expect.

  2. It was with some trepidation that I typed ‘xxx ranch’ into Google.

    Turns out it isn’t in Nevada. Entirely different kind of wild life to be found there, too.

    Anticlimactically, it’s a big guest ranch in Texas.

  3. Spring? That’s still more than a month away. I hate, loathe, and despise winter. If it were a person I’d kill it.

    But, I have to be realistic about when Spring is actually arriving. May and June are my favorite parts of Spring. (Trivia: did you know that May is the month with the highest rate of suicides? The runners up are April and June. Weird, huh?)

    I am already looking forward to the beginning of daylight savings though. It’s less than 4 weeks away! : )

  4. Many years ago I had a joke published in the Eagle and was paid 10 shillings.

    Woman goes into a shoe shop and asks for a pair of alligator shoes.

    Yes maam, what size does your alligator take?

    1. Wouldn’t an alligator need two pairs of shoes? Or do they mix and match? Which pair has to match the alligator handbag?

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