I’m fortunate to have the same boot size as several famous bootmakers (9D), and can occasionally acquire boots that they made for themselves. This unique pair was made by famed bootmaker Terry Stanley for his own feetz. They’re not only pure ostrich, but are made of two pieces of leather instead of the usual four. […]
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One more reptile, this time from the U.S.
Today’s the first day of spring quarter, the 10-week run to the end of the academic year. This quarter I’ll be teaching a graduate seminar on speciation (my own area of research)—a reading-and-discussion course that meets once a week. That requires some fancy footwear, and forgive me, Ceiling Cat, for the animal I have on […]
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that, after I gave my final exam eight days ago, not only that week was free from teaching, but also this week, as it’s SPRING BREAK. In honor of the perambulating students (not really—U of C students don’t indulge in Floridian beer-and-sex fests), here’s a hopping pair of custom […]
Today is the final exam in my ecology-and-evolution course (I teach the evolution part), and it will all be over at noon. If any students are reading this, good luck! Even though it’s slushy and sleety today, I decided to wear a nice pair of boots, these hand-tooled jobbies from Falconhead: The hand-stitching on the […]
There’s no more slush or snow on the ground, so I can wear these, which stain (and tear) easily. Boots by Rodney Ammons of El Paso. Guess the hide.
Tomorrow’s the last lecture I give this quarter in my Ecology & Evolution course (I teach the evolution part), and it may be the last lecture I ever give to undergraduates. Even though the weather’s dire (cold and drizzly), I decided to wear a decent pair of boots. Guess the hide (click to enlarge):
The wind is blowing like a banshee in Chicago, and we’re predicted to have a fairly large storm: four to six inches (10-15 cm for the rest of the world). In such a case one doesn’t want to wear fancy footwear, for the combination of snow, slush, and salt (liberally applied to Chicago’s streets and […]
Maker unknown; guess not only the animal, but the part of the animal.
UPDATE: I’ve given the answer in comment #25. ________ Maker is known (Tony Lama), but I won’t reveal the beast. Guess the hide—not an easy one!