How To Wear Cowboy Boots | Ultimate Guide To The Western Boot | Roper Stockman Buckaroo Boot Video

How To Wear Cowboy Boots | Ultimate Guide To The Western Boot | Roper Stockman Buckaroo Boot Video


How To Wear Cowboy Boots Ultimate Guide To
The Western Boot Roper Stockman Buckaroo Boot Video [0:00:00] Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno. I’m the founder of
Real Men Real Style. Today, I’m going to be talking about the Western boot. Yes, the cowboy
boot. I know many of you guys out there, you don’t ride horses. You’ve probably never
even worn a pair of Western boots or even know anyone that does, but perhaps it’s something
you’ve wanted to bring into your wardrobe. Today, I’m going to be presenting this video
for the guy that’s just starting out who doesn’t maybe know a whole lot. Some of you guys though,
maybe you’re already wearing Western boots. You’ve got specific questions. I go into a
lot more in the article. I’m going to link to it over at The Art of Manliness. In addition,
I have an infographic. If you’d rather just look at the infographic and pick up all of
this info in a matter of seconds, go over to the link that goes to Real Men Real Style
and I’ve got the infographic right there, talk about the different types, different
types of leathers, and all the different parts. Now, in today’s video, this is geared towards
the guy just starting off, so we’re going to focus in on three things. Those three things
are why you should consider wearing Western boots. The second are the different parts
of the Western boot. Finally, I’m going to talk about the most common styles that you’re
going to see out there. Now, guys, before I get into this video, I’m
going to ask you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way, these videos come right
to you. In addition, if you like this, if you find it useful, like it. Go down and comment.
Let me know what you found useful in this video. Guys, you know I love going into the
comments here on YouTube, and answering questions, see what you guys have to say how I can make
these videos better. Okay. Let’s go ahead and let’s talk about
the three reasons why you should start to wear Western boots, but let me just start
with a story. My buddy, Ryan Masters — you guys have heard me talk about him — we’re
at a conference and he saw me wearing a pair of Lou Casey 1883s. Actually, I’ve got them
right here and I’m going to use these to show about the different parts. Ryan looked at
the boots and he’s like, “You know, those look pretty good. I should at some point get
a pair of boots.” I’m like, “Ryan, you just moved to Colorado. Of course you should. You’re
going to find ways to use them and you’re really going to get miles out of them.” So he went out and bought a really nice pair
of gator boots. These things drew attention. They were a little bit lighter colored. I
don’t know exactly if they were gator or caiman or crocodile, but in any case, they
grabbed attention. Ryan had to number one have confidence, so
that’s one of the best things about starting to wear Western boots especially if you didn’t
grow up wearing Western boots, is that you have to have the confidence and build the
confidence to realize when you’re wearing those boots, whether you’re just wearing them
with a jeans and a t-shirt — and I’ve seen Ryan do that — still people are drawn. They
look at his feet and they’re like, “Wow! Those things really stand out. They grab attention. So number one, when you start to wear Western
boots, you’ve got to build up the confidence. You’ve got to be sure of yourself because
you are going to get compliments. You are going to get comments. You are going to have
people ask you about them. The next part is instant style. I talked about
he’s wearing just a t-shirt, jeans. These boots, because of the design, because of the
flair, they instantly grab attention. Now, he started wearing them — I know he does
a lot of dancing. They’re in Denver and he goes out to country Western bars now, and
these things still grab attention because they are very stylish. Boots are one of those
things that it is perfectly fine to make this almost the centerpiece of your outfit. I’m going to get into the — I’ve got a book
here and it’s called “Cowboy Boots”, and I’m going to talk a little bit about a company.
In fact, I’d recommend you go check out their website. I’ll link to it, Rocketbuster. They
are a great example of a company that has taken the art of the boot and they just ran
with it. It’s an amazing company. I think they’re still in El Paso, Texas, but these
guys have had people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and other famous movie stars come in and spend
about as much money as they would on a car on these pair of boots which are handcrafted,
designed, just beautiful pieces of art. Instantly, you can add a piece of style to your wardrobe. The last part is the history that goes into
Western boots. Now, the cool part about Western boots is that they serve a function and purpose.
I’m going to talk about this here in a second with the parts, but even the style of the
heel, why do you think the heel is there? The heel is there because when you’re riding
a horse, it actually would fit right here. It would go right into the stirrup, hold it
right there. Why do you think they don’t have laces on them? So if you fell off of
your horse, the boot would come off and you wouldn’t get dragged and killed by your horse. All of the boot has to do with history and
function. And so, let’s go ahead and get into the second part of this video. Let’s talk
about the parts. We’re going to start with the upper. Right here, we’ve got pull straps.
Sometimes, you don’t see pull straps. You’ll see actually holes in the boot. In any case,
you’re usually pulling the boot on. There are no laces on Western boots. The second part is the stitching. You’ll see
a lot of this stitching up now. This actually served their purpose especially with the early
boots. They didn’t want them to sag or to fall over, so the stitching was there to help
provide support in the boot. Now, this is called the shaft and this is the upper part
of the boot. Now, let’s go down into the bottom part of the boot. What we’ve got here are
two boxes. We’ve got one. We’ve got the heel and we’ve got the toe box. [0:05:05] Right here, it’s called the heel counter specifically
and these are both formed to give the boot the shape. Now, here we’ve got the vamp and
the vamp is one of the most durable, toughest parts of the boot because this is where it’s
going to have a constant bending. The vamp, oftentimes you’ve got stitching and design
to also strengthen this. Again, this is probably one of the most durable parts. If you’re going
to be conditioning, taking care of your boots, which you should be, this is where you want
to make sure you give special attention because it’s constantly bending. If you don’t take
care of it, this is where the leather will start to crack especially right here on the
sides if you’re not conditioning it. Now, let’s talk about the outer sole and the
heel. I talked about the heel. Heels come in all shapes and sizes. It depends on what
you need the boot for and the function of it. Most Western boots though, we’re going
to see anywhere from about one inch to about one and a half to almost two inches on the
heel. Two inches is a bit extreme. Less than an inch, you’re going to start to get into
specific types of boots, which are geared more towards work. Now, the outer sole right here, this is what
basically hits the ground. These are made to be replaced. So if you start to wear a
hole in it, you’d want to take it to a cobbler, preferably one that specializes in boots so
we can get that replaced. A lot of companies like Lou Casey, I believe you can actually
send it back to the company and they will actually rebuild that for you. Okay, so we’ve talked about why, we’ve talked
about the parts. Gentlemen, let’s dive in to the different styles. The classic Western
boot, that’s what I was just showing you right here. We’ve got about — what is that — 12
inches in the shaft. We’ve got a pretty, non-descript, just simple — this is an all-around, simple
boot. Then we’ve got the shorty. The shorty shaft
is usually going to be quite a bit shorter, sometimes as short as six inches. What we’re
going to see, the next one, let’s talk about the Western work boot. The Western work boot,
the big difference is the heel at the bottom of the boot. Ariat is a great company to look
at their Western work boots because what you see is they’ve designed them for comfort.
These are men that are up on their feet 12 to 14 to 16 hours a day and they demand comfort.
They’re not necessarily getting into a horse, but they want something that’s durable that
still has the historic flavor of the Western boot. Next, let’s talk about the roper. Roper is
an earlier version of the Western work boot and something that you’ll see a lot of guys,
especially if they’re working rodeos down in Pegasus, Texas or something, you’re going
to see ropers. They’re more practical when it comes to work and at the same time, you
can jump and you can ride with them, so you’ll see a lot of guys especially that work around
animals using ropers. Now, the buckaroo, this is one that’s more for show. It goes much
higher, so the shaft on the buckaroo is going to be much higher than a regular Western boot. Finally, the stockman. The stockman is kind
of a hybrid. Again, it’s going to be for a guy that’s not necessarily getting into the
saddle as much. It’s very similar to the work boot, but it’s still going to have a lot of
the style of the classic Western boot. Okay, guys, I’ve got a lot more information.
Go over to Real Men Real Style, check out the infographic. Go to the detailed article
at The Art of Manliness and let me know in the comments if you’ve got questions, how
you’ve been able to — maybe what your favorite company is, how you’ve enjoyed wearing Western
boots and maybe the compliments you’ve gotten. Again, guys, go check out the article, a lot
more detail. I’ll see you in the next video. Bye-bye. [0:08:30] End of Audio

100 thoughts on “How To Wear Cowboy Boots | Ultimate Guide To The Western Boot | Roper Stockman Buckaroo Boot Video

  1. We call them shit kickers here in south western Ohio and tbh I bought a pair of Durango’s because winter is coming and I won’t be able to leave the house in my slippers/moccasins much longer. Slip on boot that is comfortable and comparable to my house slippers I tend to ware out

  2. Who tf is this “real men real style” no real man would make a lame video like this. Don’t be a fake country boy or even try to wear boots looking like a pussy.

  3. Bro I’m from Texas I wear boots, I clean shoes, and shine boots. I recommend just wear some denim pants preferably from buckle or levi’s I don’t whatever you like and what’s comfortable. You don’t have to go outta line to wear boots wear what you think looks good

  4. Interesting video. Boots are all that I own and wear and all I have ever worn. I am on a horse several times a week, so good boots are just about required anyhow. It is funny to me to think that there are people who have never owned cowboy boots. I have been wearing Ariat's Roughstock boots for a number of years now for riding. They're comfortable and the toe is a little square, but not flat, so it's easy to find my stirrups with 'em. They have a good spur ledge and a tall riding heel. For just bumming around town, I have a pair of Twisted X that I really like.

  5. Cowboy boots (especially pointed ones) and jeans (especially Levis 501) are the hottest clothes of all time. I wear this combination regularly. Nevertheless, I must add that I find Spanish boots (Sendra, Mayura, Sancho) much hotter than American brands (with no intention to offend anyone). The heels and the forms of those boots are absolutely amazing and unique. Mexican boots are also hot, although Spanish ones have hotter heels. That's my opinion and my taste.

  6. amazing … i decuded to put in my 1883 luccias crock boots on a friday night with dark blue jeans and so i get on you tube and this video came up on my feed ..freaked me out ..ive been wearing cowboy boots since my father baught me a pair when i was just 11 years old and never stopped wearing them ..great video thx …real nen wear cowboy boots ..

  7. I'm 3 minutes into this video and if you mention "Justin's" as being a nice brand I'm gonna dislike. True cowboys know Justin's are poser boots, or as I like to say the sketchers of the western world.

  8. 4:18 You dont know shit.

    1.) When riding a horse you place the stirrup at the balls of your foot, NOT the heel.

    2.) They dont have laces because they weren't designed that way. It has nothing to do with falling off of your horse. If you fall off you have to roll onto your stomach if you are being dragged. I was drug and stepped on multiple times when I was 15 when my right foot got hung up in the stirrup. I didnt know to roll over to slide out. My foot sure as hell didnt slip out like you claim they're designed to do. The boot actually tore across the side allowing my foot to fall out, thank God.

    I like your videos but you dont know what you are talking about as far as the true purpose.

  9. Oh honey I wear basic boots…… with jeans and a t… if you were to we’re some boots like that in my town you would get made fun of so fast 😂

  10. Hey Antonio I have a question to ask regarding this videos topic. I'm an education major and im trying to build my wardrobe before I hit the classroom. My question is I have grown up wearing cowboy boots and I want to include them in my teaching wardrobe. Is it ok to wear boots with dress clothes, and what kinds of clothes can I wear them with?

  11. I have some black cherry Smokey Mountain’s. Never heard of the brand, but for $100 they’re really sturdy. 11 inch shaft, real leather, riding heel and they have a rubber sole which is extremely comfortable. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with these, but I’m impressed.

  12. Don't buy Ariat boots. Ariat and other boots made in China are ruining the boot and shoe repair industry. Many of the Ariat's cannot be re-healed or re-soled negating one of the main benefits of western boots. I have some bull hide boots that I have had since 1983 and still look brand new after they have been re-soled and polished. I have had to pay between $60 to $100 to get a pair re-soled which is almost as much as I originally paid for the boots I bought on clearance. When you go to get them rebuilt make sure they use quality materials from vibram, cat paw, or Goodyear. I have seen the sole-tech materials made in China only last 3 months of everyday wear. Good quality materials should last for years depending on how much you wear them.

  13. Living and working in New Mexico I wear my Dan Post boots nearly everyday. I own three pairs of boots total, dress, work, casual,…Grew up in Sterling, Colorado,….there is nothing quite like a great fitting pair of boots,…

  14. Let's just clear something up. Wearing cowboy boots doesn't make you "country". I consider myself country and I've never owned a pair of cowboy boots in my life. I've owned hunting/hiking boots and work boots but never cowboy boots. Though they do look good I won't lie.

  15. I have 4 pair. 1 pair of Durango's for motorcycle riding and wrenching on my truck and 3 pair of Ariats. 1 for my suit and the other for whatever. Love the Ariats!!!

  16. 😂 “Western boot” I think only city slickers use that term. Anybody that grew up wearing them are gonna call them cowboy boots or just boots

  17. Here's what you need to have the perfect boot outfit.

    -Blue Jean's (perfect fit)
    -Hat (one you always wear) dad or ball
    -Flannel (tucked in very top undone)
    -Boots (COWBOY BOOTS)
    MERICAN ATTITUDE

  18. I inherited a pair my great grandfather made in 1986. never worn but in mint condition. It's a perfect fit to my foot but the insole is a bit high, not by much. solutions?

  19. Any kind of work boot will be comfortable to stand on for hours, even my bottom tier carhartts are water proof and have a steel toe. Just my opinion

  20. It's simple: try some on, pick your style (traditional, round, square toe, etc) and you're done. You don't need to build this so called "confidence". As a Texan, I can say that the less you try and WEAR cowboy boots, the more you'll understand cowboy boots.

  21. I request that you promote BLACK LEATHER COWBOY BOOTS !!!

    Those are real men style! Real men don't wear shit color LEATHERS!!!!!!

  22. Can u make a video on what good outfits to compliment different boots I am having a hard time fighting outfits to compliment my ropers and classic western boots

  23. nothing feels better than a custom pair of boots whether its cowboy or new rock or just regular combat boots something about boots that make you feel more manly adds character and demands respect maybe its just me but sill love them boots.

  24. Luchesse are church boots. Not a work boot. Ariats,Justins, redwings are workboots. Dont know about manliness crap, seen good ladies wearing boots too.

  25. Very nice video brother , I wear my boots everyday different jeans with some nice t shirt ( Xzavier or affliction) a lot people ask me where I get my boots , u said u go get a lot comments , yes is real truth! I own 12 pairs of different styles .. 3 exotic.. so everything on the video is awesome truthfully.. my girl have 4 pairs, all her family say the same to her .. boots are the best shoes we love … thanks for you video is awesome!!

  26. Does anyone else not at ALL understand why you need “special confidence” to just wear boots?? Does he mean wearing them over your pants cause then I guess you gotta be confident, but that shouldn’t be done at all unless you’re riding or walking through brush or something. I just don’t get it.

  27. I grew up the son of farmers and rodeo riders. I fought it long and hard, but im from the midwest, and finally when I was an adult i fully embraced my inner hick.

  28. Got here from an ariat video. Do real men need a video on how to be a real man? What happened to thier pa pa. Papa can you hear me?

  29. Hi there. I've got a question. What would you recommend for someone starting out, who has thick calves? (18 inches plus) I notice you mentioned "shorties", would that be the way to go?

  30. I live in the north east nobody wears cowboy boots but I love them so I bought a pair and everyone loves them probably the best investment of my life

  31. I've been wearing cowboy boots for my entire life (Nevada life). I use your videos to see how I can get my dressy style right haha

  32. I got to say that the boots that Urban Cowboy wore looked like they were from a clown, I wouldnt be caught dead wearing those cockroach killers.

  33. Wen I die I want my favorite pair on I have 30 pairs mostly higher en. I have 10 pairs of Sendra I only like snip toe and Cuban heel I’m not big on the new square toe buckaroo boots I have one pair of buckaroos have a pair of libertys and I’m from Canada that’s were liberty is from tony benatar best cowboy boot maker besides rocket my one pair of luchase s are just about finished to me ther not worth replacing 70 for half sole and 30 fo heels I’ll we’re a different pair every few days so they last till I die someone will score my collection most look like new I have a pair of buckaroos tony lamas that I work in and my lachases are work boots now to me unless they are 1000 dollar boots such as my libertys and my Sendra I would not get repaired not worth it all my favourites stay in great shape I have one pair of water snake cuadras most comfortable boot ever I’ve never wore shoes since grade 6 in Canada boulet are the Canadian company. Only have one of them they are a good boot but are j toes not expensive maybe 200 a pair I prefer the Mexican Spanish style but I get compliments I got teased a bit in grade 6 but the bad boys wore cowboy boots so no one said to much or ☠️ if you get my drift lol

  34. I am currently exploring good Boot Options, I own a Total of5 Pairs. All 5 happen to be Stetson cowboy Boots, they are great. I e experienced afew downfalls, mainly Sizing and durability. Overall they are my Favorite! #stetsoncowboy

  35. Not sure why this is in my feed but dying to see what a hipster yankee has to say about boots. Thanks for the good belly laugh.

  36. I grew up in Iowa but have worn boots all my life. Today I have 6 pair, of boots. They range from dress, casual, work , both steel toe and soft toe. I live in Michigan now and have to say I prefer ropers and traditional western boots. We own a hobby farm and I wear my boots to work and home. You rarely see me not wearing my boots.

  37. Every boot i find that doesn't cost a ton of money have no grips on the bottom which sucks i don't want to be slipping up hills or on rocks when outdoors kinda a pointless shoe and i wouldn't call them a boot when all it is at that point is for fashion.

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