Western & English Today

EARLYSPR 2014

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Western & English Today 27 EARLY SPRING 2014 shoulder in its San Saba Collection. Over at Karman, Roper's Americana collection has crossed into Canada, and other states have asked for f ag-themed boots. "T is has been a big, big hit for us," Vastine says. Olathe, which has always been geared toward working cowboys, is returning to a more traditional look. "It's not new," Kahla says. "It's what Grandpa would have liked to have worn." T at's the same trend Mark Claver is seeing at Ferrini U.S.A. At least, for men. "For men, our standard boots have gone in a dif erent direction than have our women's boots. We've gone back to basic boots in our men's line. But ladies? It's a wide range. It's the basic boot all the way up to highly laser-cut bling. It's always about something new and fresh." Twisted X has acquired licensing to make a collection of men's, women's and children's boots for Hooey Brands, Frazier says, with delivery tentatively scheduled to begin in June. Exotics are also doing well at Dan Post, Los Altos, Lucchese, Rios of Mercedes and Twisted X, with Stetson of ering new colors, and Black Jack f nding success with rattlesnake and caiman. Even ostrich is making a comeback af er shortages caused by the bird f u in South Africa. CINCH WRX CHIPPEWA CHIPPEWA OUTBACK TRADING CO. ROCKY ABOVE: Clockwise from upper left: WXM124 by Cinch WRX Boots, ladies' Packer by Outback Trading Co., the Met Guard by Chippewa Boots and the Ranch Master by Rocky Boots. Center, the ladies' Arroyos boot by Chippewa Boots. 0314 Western Boots2.indd 27 2/21/14 11:50 AM

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