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Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 4:06 pm:   

I guess I should say, Lee Miller's boots. Finally, after years and years, he made himself a new pair. Chocolate aniline water buffalo calf from GH leather. Lee's favorite box toe and a stitch pattern from the 30's.Lee's boots
Janne Melkersson (Janne_m)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 4:31 pm:   

Lee,
they are beautiful and I really like that toe shape too.
Is that shape used by makers all over the US or is it something mostly for Texas and perhaps Oklahoma makers?
Daniel Gordon (Danielg)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 5:50 pm:   

Lee
Classic looks and styling in those boots,very nice indeed.

Daniel
Lee Miller (Lee_miller)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 12:49 pm:   

Janne,

I'm glad you like these boots. The box toe has been around for a long time. I've got a pair of lasts here from 1920 that have a box toe. Some makers in the 60's made the box toes straight up and down in the front. These slant forward. I like the look of the slanted box toe the best. I don't know if was specifically Texas and Oklahoma bootmakers that made these, but the catalog I have from 1937, Tuscon AZ, shows these toes.

Daniel,
Thanks for the kind words.

Lee
Tex Robin (Tex_robin)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 7:23 pm:   

Lee,
Very sharp(nice)looking toe...I do the same thing but maybe not as pronounced as you do..I prefer the welt to come further out to protect the toes. I really think this toe is just common to real handmade boots and those craftsmen that take pride in the shape of their boots...good job but I don't believe for one minute that those cactus top boots stayed in the trash can....TR
Paul Krause (Paul)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 7:54 pm:   

Lee,

Great looking pair of boots!

I really like how the negative space around the stitch pattern looks darker than the space inside the pattern. Very cool.

And I've always like that collar design with the white piping, cutouts and stitch pattern.

Enjoy these.

Paul
Marshall Considine (Marshall)
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Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 8:13 pm:   

Very nice Lee, glad you finally stoped wearing those Addias running shoes around the shop like the picture on Page 122 of the "Texas Boots" book.....grin
Qiana Markham (Qiana_markham)
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Posted on Saturday, April 04, 2009 - 8:26 am:   

i got to see these in the making... i love them! let's just say the photo is great, but hardly does them justice.

awesome boots, lee.
David Rogerson (David_rogerson)
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Posted on Saturday, April 04, 2009 - 11:03 am:   

I think the graceful lines from the ball of the foot to the heel are what make these very understated boots so elegant.
I wish you many good miles in good health and happiness.
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 4:09 pm:   

Here are some wedding boots that were picked up today. Cigar Ostrich from Kelly Larson and Avio Water Buffalo Calf from Hardtke. Congratulations to H & K :-)
Wedding Boots
Mark W. Fletcher (Bronbo)
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 8:16 pm:   

I love that collar and box toe. Great job with everything.

Mark
Larry Peterson (Larry_peterson)
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 9:32 pm:   

I agree with Mark, beautiful coller work. I especially like the refined toe. Very profesionally done!

Larry
Qiana Markham (Qiana_markham)
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 9:54 pm:   

I am a sucker for your work Lee. I have always loved the mirror image name boots, I fell in love with Charlie's long before I ever believed I could build a pair of boots. I ditto the guys above and think that a collar that lovely in ostrich is pretty awesome.

I only wish my name would look cool in a mirror image... i'm not yet convinced :-)
James Redman (Jredman)
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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 8:18 am:   

Fantastic boots, I love the collar and color combination. Beautiful work as always.
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 3:14 pm:   

Thanks Mark, Larry, Ms. q, and James. We had a lot of fun making them. Heath was really pleased with they way they turned out.
Dan Hickman (Dan_hickman)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 7:15 pm:   

The boots Lee made for himself are very nice. The color and the stitch pattern are very pleasing to the eye. But then all his boots that I have seen are.
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:48 pm:   

Hi Dan,

Lee says hi. Thanks for the kind words. Here's a picture of some boots that we made a little while back. I told the customer I would post a picture of them here. He put a lot of thought into the design. These boots are made out of Water Buffalo Calf.DW's Water Buffalo Boots
Janne Melkersson (Janne_m)
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Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 4:16 pm:   

Carrlyn,
that's a nice looking boot. Your customer made a great job with the design and so did you guys with the making.
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 - 4:49 pm:   

Boots we just finished for a certain "Boot Nut." Black softy buffalo with very hard to find variegated thread.
Black Softy Buffalo
Mark W. Fletcher (Bronbo)
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Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 12:37 pm:   

Great looking and fitting boots, many thanks! I love the texture of the tops.

Mark the "nut"
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 12:14 pm:   

Christmas boots that have already been opened! A very happy customer. Sheridan Kangaroo.
Kangaroo Boots
Tex Robin (Tex_robin)
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Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 2:01 pm:   

Nice looking boots! Is that creme or eggshell? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...TR
Paul Krause (Paul)
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Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 7:21 am:   

Those are just absolutely stunning.
Paul
Dan Hickman (Dan_hickman)
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Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 8:39 pm:   

WOW!!!! Those are beautiful!
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 11:01 am:   

Tex - that's the creme. Thanks for the compliment.

Paul and Dan - Thanks so much. We appreciate your comments.
David Rogerson (David_rogerson)
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Posted on Friday, January 01, 2010 - 3:46 pm:   

Happy New Year, y'all!!!
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Monday, January 04, 2010 - 12:01 pm:   

Hi David,
Hope you are doing well. I do keep up with you through Pascal. Lee and I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 3:48 pm:   

It's been awhile since we've posted so I thought that I would post a few pictures of boots that we've made recently. This first pair of boots is a Day of the Dead boot with cowgirl/cowboy Catrinas. All the icons on the boots had a special meaning for the customer. These boots were made out of black Kangaroo.

Black Kangaroo Boots

Black Kangaroo Boots

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Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 3:50 pm:   

We finished these boots just recently. They are black Ostrich with cognac Kangaroo tops. The stitch pattern and border were inspired by an old 1937 catalog that we have.
Black Ostrich Boots
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 3:52 pm:   

These boots were made for a woman here. The boots are sand, French Calf rough outs with red French Calf tops. This is the first time that we've done the tulip pattern with a double scallop.
Sand Rough Out Boots
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 3:54 pm:   

We don't do very many tooled boots and this is the first time that we've done a pair tooled all the way. These boots were tooled by Jim Resley in El Paso, Texas.
Tooled Boots
Paul Krause (Paul)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 5:25 pm:   

These are all just soo lovely.
Thank you for setting such an example.

Paul
Dan Hickman (Dan_hickman)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 6:50 pm:   

Wow! What a variety of work. The Day of the Dead boots are really nice. Are the tooled boots the same ones you had treed up when I was at the shop?
Mark W. Fletcher (Bronbo)
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 8:06 pm:   

Those are some great looking boots. The ostrich are great.

Mark
Lee Miller (Lee_miller)
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 3:16 pm:   

Dan,
I missed your question here, yes ...these are the same boots you saw in the trees when you were here. Really difficult for me to make...I had plenty of support from others and that really helped.
Lee
Tex Robin (Tex_robin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 3:37 pm:   

Lee,
Were the vamps tooled after you lasted them in or before? That's the only way I have seen it done. Looks like those would be hard to last afterward...TR
Lee Miller (Lee_miller)
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 3:54 pm:   

Tex,
The vamps were tooled first while flat and then sewn on and lasted. I think the better way is to last them and then send them back to be tooled. They weren't hard to last but the patterns had to be right on the money.
Lee
Lee Miller (Lee_miller)
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Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 4:00 pm:   

Paul,
Thanks for your comments....I really appreciate them.
Also yours Mark.
Lee
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:46 pm:   

We hadn't posted in a boots in awhile, so I thought that I would post this pair that we finished last week. They are Brandy Full Quill Ostrich and Black Kangaroo with our prickly pear cactus inlay in the tops. They also have inlay initials, and a barb wire border.Brandy Full Ostrich Boots
Tom O'Sullivan (Tomo)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:01 pm:   

Carrlyn,
Very sharp.
'nough said.
T.
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 4:23 pm:   

YOU are very nice and funny too :-)

Thank you.
Old Tascosa Leather (Bob_murray)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:33 pm:   

Great looking boots! Hope someday I can "hang" with you guys. I think you should post the boots you delivered on the 12th!
Mark W. Fletcher (Bronbo)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:12 pm:   

Carrlyn and Lee,

Great boots, and I like that color ostrich.
Jim Bultsma (Bultsma)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 11:01 pm:   

You folks do a very nice job!
Mark C. Candela (Mark_candela)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 6:57 am:   

Beautiful Carrlyn, so clean. Is that a gold kids skin in the initials and barbed wire.

Mark C.
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:01 pm:   

Thank you everyone for the kind words.

Bob...those are boots that were picked up on the 12th :-)

Mark C. ....yes, that is gold kid for the initials and barb wire.
Daniel Gordon (Danielg)
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Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:12 pm:   

Lee and Carrlyn
It's always a pleasure to see your work' they are beautiful boots. I love that barbed wire and cactus.

Daniel
Carrlyn Miller (Carrlyn)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:12 pm:   

Thanks Daniel.

We appreciate your kind words.

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