"What's Your Pleasure... Work, Dress or Show?"

Work Boots

We make boots for the working cowboy, the ranch hand and those who simply want a rugged pair of boots that will take the abuse of an active lifestyle. Central to the characterization of a boot as "work," "dress," or "show," are the fundamental construction techniques which are used, the style of boot and, of course, the choice of leathers. Work boots can be virtually any style from the classic four piece "cowboy boot" (technically known as a dress wellington), to the two piece "Torrerjo" (or "Full wellington"), to the lace-up or "packer." We offer all these styles in a variety of heel heights -- from 7/8" to 2" -- and toes shapes as diverse as wide round and narrow square. As a general rule, work boots are typically constructed of leathers that are a little heavier than usual and these leathers are often impregnated with oil or employ some other finish which resists water and barnyard acids. Browns and black are the rule and ornamentation or color combinations are usually of secondary importance.


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Torrerjo--Full Wellington

Dress Boots

This category covers a wide range of style and preferences. A dress boot can be constructed of virtually any "finished" leather and any color or combination of colors. As with all Frommer Boots, the preferences of the customer are as much a part of the design process as the skill of the bootmaker. From "peewees" to high stovepipe tops, from multiple rows of bright stitching to fancy inlays; from water buffalo calf to American Alligator; there is little to limit the creativity, imagination, or individuality of the customer.We make five different styles of western boot, including the classic dress wellington, the Torrerjo, the Tejas (the three piece backstap boot), and two styles of lace-up boot for both men and women.

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red Full Wellington
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Ladies Balmoral
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18" Ostrich
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Tan Tejas Style
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Full Wellington w/collar
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riding boot w/2¼" heel
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elephant w/mule ears and silver conchos
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10" black and tan "Opera" boot
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French calf w/fleur-di-li collar
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waxed calf "half wellington"
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black ostrich vamp blue kid top
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Full Wellington ala 1920's (aka "Sandhill")
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Burgundy FW w/alligator collar

Show

Boots made for "show" can, and often do, embody the most fanciful designs ever put to leather. The sky's the limit here. Landscapes, logos, intricate filigree, wild colors and, of course, exotic leathers are the rule rather than the exception. Let your imagination run wild!

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'gator and 'roo
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Inlaid Roses Tejas
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Flamingo Tejas
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Alligator & Roses
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Burgundy Filigree
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CornYei Triad
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Stockbroker Special
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Stockman's Fancy
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Hummingbird Tejas



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close up of same level inlays
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close up full peg sole

Mens Dress shoes

We make high quality mens dress shoes using techniques and materials normally found only in top-dollar English and European Bespoke work. No plastic, no paper, no nails, no gemming.


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Semi-brogue Derby
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calfskin chukka
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navy blue saddle shoe
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buckle chukka
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buckle "brogue"
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buckled
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jodphur
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Adelaide Oxford
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Balmoral Oxford
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Women's Oxford
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channeled insole
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Insole forepart
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Heelseat
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Pegged heel






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