Boots Almanac Issue 1 – A reader contributed selection

Pure Blue Japan X Moto Pecos Mister Freedom Buckaroos X John Lofgren Engineers

RRL Slim Boot Cut X Red Wing PecosKapital X Tanner x DannerBootsAlmanacKI BootsAlmanacLineman

Albuquerque People

This is a way of saying thanks to the people who bought the Albuquerque Jeans. I tried to personally meet as many of the people who purchased a pair in the first run. Thank you for taking the time and investing your interest into this project. Without the customer I couldn’t conclude the story.

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Moto Leather | Pecos Boots

Moto Leather Pecos Boots Front

Moto Leather is the culmination of Hideo Motoike’s lifelong collection of vintage oddities. You can read more on that story here. A leather artist and a connoisseur of vintage his products are top-notch. The thing that really sold me on these is that there is a gallery of what some of the boots and shoes look like after years of wear. I really like that I can see how the various types of leather age over time. Have a look at their products and I am sure you can feel their sense of old-world craftsmanship.

Moto Leather Pecos Boots Side

Pecos boots are as American as Texas toast, and at home on oil fields. I really like the simple understated brown cow leather on this pair with the leather sole. I love square heels that are low they look cool and are really comfortable. Light as a feather and they feel durable. The sole and  Vibram heels can easily be replaced once they wear out. I was also drawn by the lack of any branding; just a simple “Made In Japan” stamped on the sole.

Moto Leather Pecos Boots Back