J.B. Hill Boots – A Well-Constructed Western Boot Never Goes out of StyleBy admin | May 29th, 2011 | Category: 2006, Winter 2006/2007 | No Comments »
J.B. Hill – A Well-Constructed Western Boot Never Goes out of Style
What makes a good sturdy pair of boots? For one, the leather toe is meticulously carved down to a streamlined classic look. Number two, experienced hands welt the boot, using little extra length to ensure the welt never breaks free. Number three, there are a minimum of 36 lemon wood pegs per side, all leather heels are cemented and nailed, each stitch on the welt is hand scored, and engraved sterling silver conchos are inlaid and stitched to the leather pull straps. At least that is how a superior boot made by J.B. Hill goes out into the world.
J.B. Hill is a line of designer boots made with keen
precision and a pure essence of good ol’ western charm. Jessica Simpson has worn these boots while in concert, and Gwyneth Paltrow sported them in the movie Proof. It seems like the traditional cowboy boot has never really gone out of style. In the past, women used to wear their cowboy boots with prairie skirts, but now you can mix and match them with mini skirts, jeans, and even an evening gown. And since Country Western music is so popular today, even its icons have made the cowboy boot a hootin’ and hollerin’ fashion statement. In fact, ZZ Top’s bassist, Dusty Hill, wore boots by J.B. Hill on his wedding day!
J.B. Hill’s prices range from $688.00 to $4,810.00 retail. Compared to other designer brands like Back at the Ranch, whose price points can range anywhere from $1,500.00 – $5,000.00 a pair, or Lucchese, whose prices are firmly planted in the low budget $275.00 range, J.B. Hill seems to be the ticket for style, durability, comfort, and highest quality—the answer to off-the-rack, bland, conventional footwear for men and women today. There are a variety of designs to choose from, including alligator, calf top, lizard, kangaroo, and a host of other exotic skins. The stitching is made to last for years, and the styles are timeless while still setting the trends. The catalog presents a variety of styles, and each boot comes with the choice of several stitch patterns, heel and toe styles. They can also build belts to match your boot style. To ensure customer satisfaction, J.B. Hill even offers to send “fitter” boots in case any adjustments on their recent purchase(s) are needed.
Another popular boot-like shoe is the Mule. If you’re looking for that boot feel without the boot constriction, this could be the answer for you. Throw on a pair of Levis and slip into one of these comfortable styles. Traditionally, Mule styles are low-heeled boot-like clogs. And again, J.B. Hill crafts these with the finest leather and stitching. Prices range from $335.00 to $1,100.00 retail.
To Learn more about J.B. Hill boots, visit their website atwww.jbhilltexas.com. They are located at 335 N. Clarke Drive, El Paso, TX 79905. Tel. (915) 599-1551. Call for store listings in your area.
Written by Kaylene Peoples