Famous Music Producer Snuff Garrett's Custom Made Ostrich Skin Western Cowboy Boots Mens Size 9.5 D
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These were custom made for Snuff Garrett and part of his extensive collection cowboy boots they have his nick name SNUFF sewn into the shafts of each boot. He was a famous music producer in the late 1950's into the 1970's and has many famous old songs to his credit. He had an epic collection of Western memorabilia in his home, see my other listings for framed Western Bandanas from Tom Mix, Gene Autry, Roy Roggers and other from the 1930-1950's which also came from Snuffs personal collection.
These boots have a lot of similar qualities in materials and craftsmanship to Paul Bond Ostrich Boots, super soft Ostrich, Multi-Row Stitching on the Shafts, Inlaid Name, and Scalloped Tops, I know Snuff had Paul Bond boots made as he used to live within 50 miles of Paul Bond Boots here in Arizona. Although there are minor differences in stitching which make me believe these were not made by Bond, I think they are a custom boot maker in Texas which I have not been able to ID but the round perforations at above the ARCH design are the same style as the his boots that sold at Auction 2.5 years ago, where most of the boots from his collection were sold. I'll check with Paul Bond Boots next week to see if these were made by them.
More about "Snuff Garrett" from the Internet:
The Estate of Snuff Garrett
" If you don’t know who Snuff Garret is, you need to Google him immediately. One of the greatest American music record producers of all time, Snuff wasn’t just rich and famous, he was ostentatious and hilarious, fun and funny, brilliant, quick, and as foul mouthed as a man could be. He was a hoot. And he was a cowboy.
Thomas Leslie “Snuff” Garrett was born in Dallas, Texas. He dropped out of high school, became a disc jockey in Lubbock, and went on to become the most successful record producer of the 1960s and 1970s. A few of his stable of artists included Bobby Vee, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Johnny Burnette, Del Shannon, Cher, Brenda Lee, Nancy Sinatra and countless others. He worked with Phil Spector, Carole King, Leon Russell, Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. Snuff’s great talent was his ability to know a hit song when he heard one, and know who should sing it. He was, to everyone’s agreement, a genius in that respect.
Snuff loved music, and he loved art. Along with his music friends, and Hollywood friends, Snuff had artist friends. Olaf Wieghorst, Joe Beeler, Michael Coleman, John Hampton, Tom Ryan, Gary Niblett, Harley Brown and many others. Snuff’s home was filled with art from his cowboy artist buddies. It was also filled with movie posters. Framed original lithographs hung floor to ceiling, featuring the antics of Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Rex Allen and the others. Every room in Snuff’s house was a testament to his many passions.
Of his many famous friends, Roy Rogers and Snuff had a particularly special relationship. Snuff grew up on Hollywood cowboys and he worshipped Roy. When, as an adult, he met and worked with Roy, the two became fast friends. Frequently Snuff referred to Roy as a “father figure.” It was clear in the way that Snuff emulated Roy (from his suits to his boots), that he had great respect for the man. They remained dear friends for life.
Snuff was an avid collector, and not given to restraint in any way. In the 1980s he bought the then-struggling Bohlin Company after Ed passed away. He has a whole lot of Bohlin buckles to show for it. He was a member of the exclusive Charlie Russell Riders, and prized his Riders collection. But the best part about Snuff’s collecting – whether gifts from famous friends, rare movie posters, silver spurs, or anything else for that matter -- is that he did it out of love. He loved this stuff, and he took great pleasure in living with it every day. Snuff’s heart was as big as his personality. Many of Snuff’s collectibles are personalized, or personal, or just plain cool. Like he was.
If you’d like to learn more about Snuff Garrett, we recommend you do an Internet search for the Sept. 3, 1998 “Phoenix New Times” article about Snuff by Gilbert Garcia. It’s titled, “Happy Trails.”"
Condition: Vintage used custom made boots with no issues. 75-80% Sole Life remaining.
Size: 9.5 D
Heel 1-5/8ths inches tall
Height 16 inches tall
Length of Sole 11- 3/4ths inches wall to tip of sole.
Width at widest part 4 inches
Returns excepted for any reason within 7 days of delivery, buyer pays return shipping.
After that all sales are final.
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Shipping Details: This item will ship by Priority Mail insured in the USA $35. You can pick up this item in Tucson Arizona for free.
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