Western & English Today
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.
OUTBACK TRADING CO.
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.
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