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« on: February 02, 2013, 11:29:39 am »



The SASS rulebook simply says that boots need to be of a traditional design. Just what do the rules committee members consider “traditional”? Are exotic leathers allowed, i.e. ostrich, snake, lizard, etc.? Are pointy toes allowed, you know the cockroach-in-the-corner stompers?  How much, if any, fancy stitching is allowed? Hmmm... I guess that in "B" Western that would be, how much is required?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 01:26:06 pm »

Actually except for CC and B Western, boots, nor any footwear for that matter, are not required.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 02:00:04 pm »

I think for sass, other than Classic Cowboy orB-western, probably any boots besides modern combat/tactical or hiking boots would work. Even plain old lace up work boots have been around since pre-1900, as long as they don't have the molded on soles, you know, the ones that look like tennis shoe soles on boots.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 05:15:30 pm »

Actually except for CC and B Western, boots, nor any footwear for that matter, are not required.

WOW! Look at the money I can save! I'll just paint my feet with a snakeskin pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 08:12:28 pm »

This is Half aa Hand Henri, one of the top lady shooters in SASS. I have been on the same posse and watched her shoot for years. Very gracious lady and a lots of fun. I believe she is a Lady Senior now. Sand, dirt, gravel, crushed rock doesn't aze her. Hurts me to watch.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 01:18:34 am »

Yep, in that photo she is standing in grass.  She's been in Arizona for the past few months getting ready for Winter Range.  Never wears shoes or boots even in the rocks on our local ranges.  She is a hoot and one of the top shooters in SASS.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 10:39:38 am »

Wonder how she deals with the bullheads that were a bain to my existance back in my flat tired bicyle days. Two 1/4 -3/8 inch thorns sticking out of what resembles a cow's skull for those who have not experienced them.  Shape makes them like a caltrop always having a thorn sticking up.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 12:11:42 pm »

Hi

Rather than start a new thread, I'll just jump on the back of the wagon here.

I plan on ordering a pair of boots from Missouri boot and shoe.  I've worn brogans a little, and I wear cowboy boots a lot, but I've NEVER put the pants leg down the boots like they did back in the day.  How much do I need to add on the boot width?  Do I need to order pants that are thinner in the leg at the bottom? 

I also need to work out what socks to wear with the boots.  What brand socks actually stay up?

Thanks

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 12:22:54 pm »

Not everyone put their pants into their boots back then. In fact most did not. If you plan to tuck your pants, measure your calf with your pants on.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 10:23:04 am »

A lot of it depended on where you were at as to tuck or not.  If you are where stuff ends up in the tops it's a bad idea, if you need a bit of brush protection for you pants it's a good idea.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 12:41:52 pm »

If you are wearing them just because ... Pants in or out would be a personal choice.

If re-enacting or creating a persona then ...
Townie, pants out
Mule skinner pants in and boot straps
A low life Cowboy pants in or out boots no straps.

How's that for generalization.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 04:58:40 pm »

Not that this has anything to do with the original subject but......

I was watching for the 1000th time the movie "the good, the bad and the ugly"........just noticed for the first time the scene where Tuco and Blonde are waiting out the artillery barrage before the yankees and rebs fight over the bridge......
The yankee soldier extra in the background, ducking incoming had his leg stretched out and it showed he was wearing full leather combat boots, current issue for the modern military of the 1960's...........I recognized this as I sold this type boot thru the DoS for the African Union Army two years ago.
I guess it don't matter what your footwear is.........
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 06:09:58 pm »

Not everyone put their pants into their boots back then. In fact most did not. If you plan to tuck your pants, measure your calf with your pants on.

Thanks

Does a lot of the cloth at the hem end up bunched around your ankles inside the boot?  Del, just walking around the range here in OKC was messy enough.  If I do get to start shooting GAF, I think I'll either need the pants tucked in or really splurge and buy chaps.  No horse, so I'm having trouble with the chaps idea.

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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 07:46:15 pm »

The yankee soldier extra in the background, ducking incoming had his leg stretched out and it showed he was wearing full leather combat boots, current issue for the modern military of the 1960's...........I recognized this as I sold this type boot thru the DoS for the African Union Army two years ago.

I seemed to recall that some sort of Regular Army troops were used as extras, so it is not surprising
that on the low budget of the Spaghett Western the extras would be wearing their own issue shoes/boots
that actually fit.....

here we are,  from imdb trivia:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060196/trivia
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Trivia
"Shot in the deserts of Spain with 1,500 Spanish soldiers as extras"

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 10:21:35 pm »

Thanks

Does a lot of the cloth at the hem end up bunched around your ankles inside the boot?  Del, just walking around the range here in OKC was messy enough.  If I do get to start shooting GAF, I think I'll either need the pants tucked in or really splurge and buy chaps.  No horse, so I'm having trouble with the chaps idea.

Mike
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If you're going to shot with GAF it would depend where you shoot, and what sort of outfit you're going for. If it's midsummer, then around where I live, walking around with pants tucked into your boots in the pasture will get you a bunch of grass seed in your boots. But if it's early morning, wear them outside, they'll get soaked from the dew. When I wore mine inside, I would pull the extra cloth tight and sort of fold it over, not just stuff it all down in there. Or you could wear shoes with leggings that will keep out the seeds.
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2013, 11:06:21 am »

1961MJS, instead of chaps have you considered Botas?

Here is a pair by Chuck Burrows.



You can find more information in the Leather section.
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2013, 12:13:53 pm »

1961MJS, instead of chaps have you considered Botas?
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You can find more information in the Leather section.

Thanks, I'll look into those.
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2013, 05:46:24 pm »

How about a pair of moccasins instead of boots?

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2013, 06:15:19 pm »

How about a pair of moccasins instead of boots?


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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2016, 09:30:55 am »

Looking for B-Western boots myself bt have big ol' 22" calves so have trouble finding boots that work for me...can anyone direct me to wide calf boots? Cool
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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2018, 12:56:56 am »

Cowboy boots were made to have the pants worn on the outside.  My father a real Montana Cowboy born in 1914 claimed the only people who stuffed there pants in the boots were Texans.  Being from Montana did not think much of Texans. 

Also the reason cowboy boots have the notch front and back on the upper is to hold your pant leg up at the top of the boot when mucking out stables and such so the pants dont get muddy or worse.
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 05:18:58 am »

and the "  the Rooster Ron De Theorie van het dode paard award " goes too  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2018, 08:32:36 pm »


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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2018, 03:24:07 pm »


PLUS and ALSO:  Cowboys were a minority.  Plus I'm some more mature so I costume and dress towny.  Don't wear "Boots."  Wear Hightop Shoes.  "COMFORTABLE" high top shoes.
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2018, 06:21:04 pm »

I’ve been wearing the same Mule Ear boots since 2007 for both matches and more formal events such as banquets. They have served me well but are on their last leg. In searching for some Old West boots to wear at the recent NCOWS Convention, I discovered Chelsea Boots. I shopped online and ended up purchasing a pair of Chelsea boots from Kohl’s Department Stores. Kohl’s is very good about accepting returns. https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1623762/eastland-daily-double-leather-ankle-boots-men.jsp?prdPV=7  They were on sale and my cost was $84.61 including shipping. I don’t like to buy shoes online but I was lucky and they were a perfect fit. These boots seem to be well made. The soles appear to be some type of a non-slip rubber material. The leather on the boots has a dull matte finish to which I applied a coat of Skidmore’s Leather Crème. Another good feature is these boots go on easily with a shoe horn. I have a new hip and shoe laces are a problem for me. Although these boots were very comfortable from the start, I did insert a pair of Doctor Scholl’s which added to the comfort of these boots.

I was hoping to wear these boots in a match but we had to cancel our April 7th and April 14th matches due to lousy weather. I'm optimistic that these boots will be good to wear in a match.


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