August 23rd, 2017
Vogue Paris

Full Gallop

I haven’t owned cowboy boots since high school. Back then, I had short pair that I “borrowed” from my mother (she’d worn them summers on her family’s ranch in Wyoming) and I had a fabulous red pair from Billy Martin’s on Madison—the store for western gear way back when. The vintage boots in this August Vogue Paris story are what I’d want if I were to embrace the return of the cowboy boot.

Photography by Dan Martensen    Styling by Claire Dhelens


what's new


Chain choker - yellow gold


Cowbell gold vermeil hoop earrings


Gold-tone choker


Gold vermeil hoop earrings


Alan shearling coat


Cat-eye square-frame sunglasses


Belted wool-twill coat


Berta sweater


Buckled tweed blazer


Nora leather kitten-heel booties


Small Made in Tote in textile


Knot small hoop earrings made of brass

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  • Yes! Love these

    disneyrollergirlAugust 23rd, 2017  7:30 AM

  • I had gorgeous red cowboy boots too…long ago, that I’d wear with flowing dresses. Still have cowboy boots because I do ride western sometimes. Love the vintage ones in the story.

    KathyAugust 23rd, 2017  8:09 AM

  • You just inspired me. I just dug (literally) out mine which are very similar circa 1992. I am also smitten with the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC ones.

    MaryBAugust 23rd, 2017  8:17 AM

  • Great boots! More spaghetti western than Urban Cowboy, though both styles have their charms.

    ColleenAugust 23rd, 2017  9:41 AM

  • I sold mine 10 years ago, convinced I would never wear them again!

    joannawnycAugust 23rd, 2017  10:49 AM

  • No need to buy vintage…these are Roper Boots and very much still in production. Try Justin or Rios of Mercedes.

    sbAugust 23rd, 2017  11:04 AM

  • I live Golden Goose’s ankle version of a wstern boot

    gpcAugust 23rd, 2017  1:36 PM

  • I love western boots when they are worn with the nonchalance that you see in Texas and other western states. Not where the whole outfit revolves around them.

    AprilAugust 24th, 2017  9:55 AM

  • CITY Boots has some awesome vintage looking styles in unique colors… and a bad ass red one too!

    MaggyAugust 24th, 2017  2:03 PM

  • Ah….vintage ropers. Those look authentic. We Texas girls love our boots – I have acquired over 15 pairs over many years, and throw them on with jeans, tees and sweaters in the cooler months. Love my Luccheses! I’ll have them forever.

    LauraAugust 24th, 2017  9:09 PM

  • I vote yes! Cowboy/western style boots are the perfect shoe for August, the official month for State & County Fairs! . . . And then into the fall season for apple-picking trips, road trips, game days, etc.

    PaulaAugust 25th, 2017  1:08 AM

  • These are luxurious and felt and looked like they’d been on the road and ranch with Willie since the early days from ground zero of wearing history.
    I purchased them in my home town of Austin, Tx a ways back.
    Agree, not too much else needed as these carry well and make an effortless vibe. I like mine best with faded, soft
    denim, a slim fit dark navy linen button down with cuffs rolled
    casually. A vintage Rolex, unfussy tousled hair, healthy bronze glow(W3LL People Glo stick), sunscreen and a dab of Rosebud salve and Voila!

    Old Gringo Mayra Brass Boots L601-3

    Minneapolis, MN

    Dana S.August 26th, 2017  11:50 AM

  • Just got my new black Justin Ropers from Sheplers. They are one of the few that carry Narrow width. On sale.

    PindaSeptember 3rd, 2017  6:45 PM


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