I recently got these, though they aren’t absolutely new. They’re by Pablo Jass of Lampasas, Texas, a renowed bootmaker who makes his footwear in the style of his mentor, the even more famous Ray Jones, perhaps the best bootmaker of the 20th century. Both of them made the sturdiest boots I’ve ever seen: they’re heavy and built like tanks. Particularly with this hide, these boots should last until I’m worm food.
By the way, Pablo Jasses are the only boots worn by Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of the New Republic.
Guess the hide.