Hollywood and Boot Star

Since I’ve been on a shoe theme, I might as well show off my version of hollywood shoes. I’ve wanted a pair of boots from Boot Star for ages, but the last two times I was in SoCal I managed to miss going in; first because I kept showing up when they were closed, and […]

Since I’ve been on a shoe theme, I might as well show off my version of hollywood shoes.

I’ve wanted a pair of boots from Boot Star for ages, but the last two times I was in SoCal I managed to miss going in; first because I kept showing up when they were closed, and the second time, on the way home from Disneyland, I wound up having to ditch a trip through LA because of a carsick kid.

So my one agenda item for this trip, after martinis at Musso and Frank, wasa stop at Boot Star.

Now, I really didn’t mean to buy anything. Boots like these, which I’d kill a man for, go for nearly two grand; and I just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on footwear, even if I was still rolling in dotcom era dough. My intent was really just to shop and torment myself (kind of the shopping equivalent of a strip show, where you can look and lust but not actually get any).

Unfortunately, the lovely salesgirl (Heather, whom I’d let walk all over me in her patent-leather-cowboy-boots anytime), pointed out The Sale Rack. And I say ‘unfortunately’ because saving money is the best way to talk yourself into spending it.

Which is how I came home with these – because, you know, everyone needs a pair of hollywood shoes.

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0 thoughts on “Hollywood and Boot Star”

  1. DN, I thnk they’re cowhide though I’m not sure. Mine are actually a much darker leather, closer to a tobacco color, with a lower-contrast design, so they have an old-well-worn look. The snakes are carved into the leather, not just painted on.

  2. Nice…my wife found those skull boots a while back, which led to myu visiting Boot Star on one of my recent trips out to LA. Love the place and, yes, I too went in with the expectation of not buying and was corrupted by the sale rack. What a great shop!

  3. My lust, let me show it to you. God.

    I *love* leather. Those are just gorgeous, divine even. (And, of course, made all the more amazing by the wearer, of course.)

    Enjoy!

    E

    p.s. you are “postin’ up a storm” man. It’s been a long time since I had to play catch up on Karl Elvis posts. Your muse likes Hollywood!

  4. They are truly gorgeous. You didn’t buy them, you released them into the wild again, so they wouldn’t have to wither away on a shelf. That was a good and humane thing you did there.

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