Meet the handmade cowboy boots you can actually afford
I have a long term obsession with cowboy boots. Only the classic kind, mind. So, I’m all over this DTC start-up. Tecovas is a Texas-based western-wear company that sells classic western boots and other accouterments to local cowboys and anyone else who’s into them.
Launched in 2015, Tecovas boots are made in Mexico City in a three generations family-owned factory. And in modern direct-to-consumer style, its USP is an Everlane-esque transparent pricing model that lets you know exactly where your money’s going. Oh, the best bit of course is that this model negates the classic retailer mark-up, so you’re getting your hand-stitched, Goodyear Welted boots at an extremely agreeable price while retaining the quality.
The downside of handmade western boots is that the pricing usually veers upwards of £300. However, Tecovas’s best-selling Penny boots, with minimal detailing, go for $195 (around £153). Those aren’t bad, if you like ankle length boots. But I’m after a taller boot to wear with flat front pants, or um, boot-cut jeans, so the Jamie ($235) or the Harper ($275) are bang on the money. Unfortunately, there’s no international shipping yet, but I live in hope…
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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10 January, 2019 @ 5:07 pm
Please let me know when they start shipping internationally!
16 January, 2019 @ 8:35 am
Obsessed with Cowboy Boots? You might enjoy reading Cadillac Jack by Larry McMurtry. Jack is an Antiques Scout from Texas with a penchant for Cowboy Boots. It is a good natured light-hearted story with McMurtry’s usual attention to detail in the eccentricity of his characters.
McMurtry is perhaps best known for writing The Last Picture Show, Horseman Pass By (filmed as “Hud”), Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove.
16 January, 2019 @ 9:37 am
Googling it now!!