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Everything you need to know about cowboy boots and how to wear them!


A Season of Layers: We’re falling for the new looks of Autumn

Posted by Boot Star | 11.21.2016

Men's Fall Fashion at Boot Star Online

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED

There's no question, we've got you covered with all of your favorite styles for fall. Layer upon layer, you'll find all of them are made as much for style as for comfort. American made classics from Levi's Vintage Clothing, Rockmount Ranchwear, Midnight Rider and Stetson to name a few.

Mens Old Gringo Boots at Boot Star Online

Things that Go Together 

Fall + boots. Step into the season with our all-time favorites from Old Gringo, like Old Gringo Chocolate Hawk ankle boots or Nevada Bis Black.

Schott leather jackets and Midnight Rider tees for men

When in Doubt

Reach for the staples in any closet -- a black leather jacket and tee. It doesn't get better than the super soft and comfortable, best all-American- made, Schott Perfecto Jacket. A flannel liner gives it added warmth from the cold, and easily layers over a cozy vintage t-shirt from Midnight Rider.

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Ready for Summer: Favorite Statement Pieces for Your Summer Wardrobe

Posted by Boot Star | 05.30.2016

A chill may remain in the air, but summer style is officially upon us in sunny California, and we’re excited about the sneak peak of trending summer fashion seen at the Coachella music festival that is sure to be at the top of everyone’s must-have list this summer.

Women Summer Fashion

Summer Fashion Trends

Here are the pieces that set the stage for summer ...

Soft sacks are the bag to be seen with and prairie is the new boho with slip dresses moving to the top of the list (with or without a super soft t-shirt underneath), and paired with thigh-high boots!

Soft sacks and slip dresses

Pair a gauzy top and skinny jeans with booties, or a tie-front blouse, denim cut-offs and classic cowboy boots.

Gauzy tops skinny jeans and booties

The bare shoulder trend continues with off-the-shoulder dresses or tops with boyfriend jeans paired with cute booties -- the perfect combination of comfort and style.

Take a long cardigan with you to ward off the chill of the desert nights and wear it over denim cut-offs accessorized with a fabulous tote bag.

Long cardigan and denim cut-offs with totes

And what about men's style, you ask? You can never go wrong with a vintage t-shirt and a trophy buckle with your denim.

Vintage T-shirts

When in doubt, don’t think twice about slipping on your favorite pair of cowboy boots. With so much style and versatility, from ankle boots to tall boots and everything in between, there's endless ways to wear cowboy boots.

Mens Summer Fashion and Cowboy Boots

Express yourself this season. Find your favorite styles at Boot Star.

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Is it Spring Yet? - Cowboy Boot Fashion Trends for Spring

Posted by Boot Star | 03.28.2016

Women's Old Gringo Boots at Boot Star Online

Is it spring yet? We are ready to wave goodbye to winter and embrace the summer sun again. We’re dusting off our Stetsons and sliding on those daisy dukes. But what’s the best thing to finish off any spring look? Why, cowboy boots of course!

Old Gringo Flor Loca Boots at Boot Star Online Old Gringo Klak Womens Boots L1300-1 at Boot Star Online Old Gringo Red Nevada Womens Boots L175-262

Old Gringo Flor Loca Red, Klak, and Red Nevada

Forget pastels this spring and dive right into color with these looks by Old Gringo. Pair these striking beauties with jeans and a classic tee and let the cowboy boots do the talking.

Old Gringo Womens Black Boots at Boot Star Online

Old Gringo Mayra Bug at Boot Star Online Old Gringo Mini Belinda Black Women's BootsL992-16 Old Gringo Biker Boots for Women

Old Gringo Mayra Bug, Mini Belinda, and Biker Boots

Spring wouldn’t be spring without florals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show some attitude. Pair those feminine frills with a boot with edge – studs never looked so sweet.

Old Gringo Mens Milano and Hawk Boots at Boot Star Online

Old Gringo Milano Baby Brass at Boot Star Online Old Gringo Calf Uxmel Milano Black Zip Boots BM251-55 Old Gringo Hawk Chocolate Zip Mens Boots M863-2

Old Gringo Milano Baby Brass, Milano Calf Uxmel Milano Black, and Chocolate Hawk

We didn’t forget you gentlemen either. Keep cool and classy in one of our ankle zip boots. Leave the sneakers at home and throw these on with those beat up Levi’s we know you love.

Old Gringo Mens Western Boots at Boot Star Online

Old Gringo Mens Hanna Harness Boot at Boot Star Online Rios Of Mercedes Kango Lux Ostrich Tobacco Brown Men’s Boots 2944N Old Gringo Nevada Bis Black Mens Boots M1964-52

Old Gringo Hanna Harness Black, Rios Kango Lux Ostrich, and Old Gringo Nevada Black

If the traditional tall boot is more your style, these western boots will look great dressed up for a hot date, or dressed down for some beers with the guys.

Whatever your look, pull those bad boys on and enjoy being the coolest one under the sun. We know we will.

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Rios of Mercedes Cowboy Boots for Men: Custom-made to Last!

Posted by Boot Star | 03.12.2016

Rios of Mercedes men's cowboy boots at Boot Star Online

Looking for a pair of classic cowboy boots to last you a lifetime? The fine people at Rios of Mercedes have got you covered. With a history of quality western boots since 1853, they’ve been churning out amazing boots from the heart of America: Mercedes, Texas.

Rios of Mercedes leather cowboy boots at Boot Star Online

Naturally, we here at Boot Star are committed to bringing a special collection of boot styles to our customers, crafted from American-made leathers. After collaborating with the friendly folks at Rios, we have assembled here our exclusive line of Rios of Mercedes boot designs by Boot Star.

Rios of Mercedes custom boots at Boot Star Online

From the Horween Tannery in Chicago, to the S.B. Foot Tannery in Redwing, Minnesota, to each handmade stitch in Texas, these beauties are as timeless as they are authentic. Fit for city-slickers and mud-slingers alike, these cowboy boots for men are built to last.

 

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Are you ready for fall? Men’s Western Style

Posted by Boot Star | 11.09.2015

GETTING READY FOR FALL -- MEN'S FALL FASHION -- AMERICAN MADE

For years we have supplied products that we believe in; items that we are proud to carry and pieces that we wear. We are pleased to offer a line of men's products that are American Made.

Men's Western Fall Fashion at Boot Star Online

In collaboration with the Los Angeles, California-based shirt maker, Dixon Rand, we believe we have created the best fitting, snap button, boot stitched pocket detail denim western shirt. With careful selection, we've kept to the classics in leather motorcycle jackets from the iconic leather powerhouse based in New Jersey -- Schott Leather. We've also added to our growing selection of t-shirts for not only men, but can also be worn by women. "The Chicken Ranch" by Bandit Brand has quickly become a favorite. Our handmade plain, tooled, and exotic belts from California and New Mexico can be worn as is with a simple buckle or with a trophy buckle from Comstock Heritage, which is based in the same state as our second location, Nevada. The handmade Coronado Leather bags made in San Diego, CA use Horween leather from Chicago for bags that can be utilized as a gym, work or weekend bag. Last, but certainly not least, is our most recent collaboration with one of our favorite boot companies -- Rios of Mercedes. Straight from the southern tip of Texas, the good people at Rios have been the perfect marriage of creativity and quality.

Schott Classic Racer Motorcycle Men's Leather Jacket Horsehide Black 689HRios Chrome XL Roper Chocolate Mens Boots 2623NBandit Brand Chicken Ranch Mens Tee Black

 

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Effortless Season to Season: Liberty Black Boots

Posted by Boot Star | 11.03.2015

Each pair of Liberty Black boots for women is one-of-a-kind footwear. They are unique because each shoe or boot is hand treated with hand dying, brushing, burning, washing, etc. to give the leathers the Liberty Black personality. From tall, harness-style riding boots, to fringe boots, to classic cowgirl styles, to short and sassy ankle boots, there's a boot for every closet! In a wide array of colors for every season and every outfit, Liberty Black boots embrace individuality. Two of our favorite new additions to our growing selection of Liberty Black boots include concho embellishments! Take your pick from a short zip ankle boot or a traditional western boot with mule ears.

Keep watching for new, unique, and innovative styles by Liberty Black at Boot Star Online!

Liberty Black Boots at Boot Star Online

Liberty Black Concho Strap Short Zip Boot LB-711233FLiberty Black Concho Mule Ear Womens Boots Black LB-711528E

 

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Season of Skulls: It Just Wouldn’t be Halloween without Skulls…

Posted by Boot Star | 10.31.2015

With Halloween right around the corner, you can pay homage to "Dia De Los Muertos" and shop our Old Gringo Klak featuring black leather adorned with festive multicolored embroidery of Day of the Dead sugar skulls on top and foot.

Here at Boot Star we have a unique collection of jewelry, belt buckles, and hand-carved skulls from the talented Lee Downey. Based in Bali, Lee travels the world in search of precious stones and various materials to create intricate pieces of art. When we see Lee a few times a year, we carefully select pieces that we not only love and admire, but also feel add another element of uniqueness to our stores. Some of these pieces include a hand-carved amber skull, a hand-engraved sterling silver trophy buckle with mammoth ivory and fossilized clam shell that has also been hand-carved into a skull shape.

Skulls at Boot Star

Old Gringo Klak BootsLiberty Boot Co. Killaz Red Plague

 

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Short Will Always Be Sweet: Ankle Boots at Their Best

Posted by Boot Star | 06.04.2015

Revered as the most widely-worn style in fashion boots since the 19th century, ankle boots have become a synonymous staple within our wardrobe. The constant popularity and versatility of an ankle boot continues to be celebrated by both men and women for numerous occasions.

At Boot Star, we aim to capture modern western wear with a story. All custom-made and handcrafted from Texas and Mexico, we bring to you exclusive cowboy boot styles ranging from everyday wear to a fashion statement perfect for a night out on the town.

Here is a look at the different boot brands and styles we carry:

Old Gringo Ankle Boots

Top Boots: Old Gringo Hawk Furia          Bottom Boots: OG Gaucho Stitch Grey Botin

Old Gringo Ankle Boots Brown

Left Boots: OG Sally Harness Honey          Right Boots: Old Gringo Milano Baby Brass

Stallion Ankle Boots

Left Boots: Stallion Choc Croc Zorro          Right Boots: Stallion Gold Wash Zorro

Stallion Botin Boots Mens?

Top Left: Brompton Zorro Black, Top Center: Stallion Special Order, Top Right: Brompton Zorro Brown

Bottom Left: Old Gringo Hawk Baby Brass, Bottom Right: Stallion Zorro Roughout Natural

Liberty Black Ankle Booties?

Liberty Black Boots

Left Boots: Delano Negro Belted, Center Boots: Short Fringe Choc T Moro Right Boots: American Cafe

Old Gringo Ankle Booties

Old Gringo Boots

Back Right: Sally Black Harness, Back Center: Gaucho Stitich Honey, Back Right: Monica Black Croc

 Front Left: Adela Ochre Leopardito, Front Right: Adela Chocolate

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Old Gringo Boot Favorites Back in Stock!

Posted by Boot Star | 11.28.2014

Old Gringo favorites are back in stock at Boot Star! Men’s cowboy boots and women's fashion boots, everyone's favorite boots just hit the shelves once again! Get them before they are gone!

WOMEN'S OLD GRINGO

Womens Old Gringo Elisa Python Boots at Boot Star

Elisa Ochre Python 16" Over the Knee Boots with Swarovski Pull Straps

Black Swarovski Eagle Cowgirl Boot

Old Gringo Swarovski Eagle Black Cowgirl Boots

Mini Belinda Short Studded Grey Ankle Boot

Monica Ochre Python Ankle Bootie

 

MEN'S OLD GRINGO

Old Gringo Men's Boots

Monica Ochre Python Men’s Ankle Dress Boot

Alejandro Tooled Black/Chocolate Cowboy Boot

Cactus Nuvo 10" Cowboy Western Boot

Full Ochre Python Cowboy Boot

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Biker boots: A favorite fall trend

Posted by Boot Star | 11.06.2014

Comfy everyday boot to style and edge up any outfit -- biker, moto, or engineer are the most unavoidable alternative fashion wardrobe staples.  Whether you are male, female, young, or old, anyone can rock biker boots! 

These boots are our hot items for fall with great variety from Old Gringo and Frye. All these boots are perfect for this season.  Biker boots are edgy, cool, and effortless.

Frye Biker Boots for Men

Frye Biker Boots for Men

Old Gringo Biker Boots for Men

Old Gringo Biker Boots for Men

Frye Biker Boots for Women

Frye Biker Boots for Women

Old Gringo Biker Boots for Women

Old Gringo Biker Boots for Women

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Cowboy Boots and Western Trends in Japan

Posted by Boot Star | 10.08.2014

It only takes one trip to Japan for you to quickly realize how much western culture has influenced modern-day Japanese society, especially in fashion. The Japanese now have all the same brands and stores that we enjoy here in the USA, and many of their fashions have become very similar to our own, while still maintaining the essence of their culture’s inherent style. In fact, pairing sleek leather cowboy boots with a favorite pair of jeans or coupling a vibrant hand-stitched western boot with a cute skirt has become one of the many new western influenced fashion trends quickly spreading across Japan.

Only about thirty years ago, western influence in fashion existed only in the form of high-end brands in the Ginza district of Tokyo. Now western boots have found their way into the hearts of men and women all over Japan. The Harajuku district, the epicenter of modern Japanese fashion, is filled with western influences in the form of women and men’s cowboy boots and other western influenced clothing. Jam-packed with boutiques and fashion malls brimming with international clothing chains, this hub caters to the tens of thousands of people who visit every day to shop, hang out, and check out the latest trends.

Cowboy Boots in Harajuku Japan

Cowboy Boots in Shinjuku Japan

Photos by TokyoFashion.com

Western wear stores have been cropping up everywhere in Japan.  Japanese stores like Funny Western Co. even carry classic American western cowboy boot brands, such as Lucchese and Rios of Mercedes.  Cowboy boots can even be seen in Shinjuku, the business district in Tokyo and locale of the busiest train station in the world -- Shinjuku Station, the major meeting spot; it is also the administrative centre of the government of Japan. Cowboy boots have certainly taken hold and are here to stay as a staple of Japanese western fashion.

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Boot Star LA Cowboy Boots: West Hollywood Fashion Scene

Posted by Boot Star | 09.22.2014

Boot Star, located on the world famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood just East of Beverly Hills, offers killer cowboy boots stacked from floor to ceiling with a vintage western vibe and a rock 'n' roll edge! With a 12-year outstanding reputation and the best selection in the west, you’ll find boots from leading boot makers like Stallion, Lucchese, Frye and Old Gringo. We also feature western and Americana shirts along with other handmade items such as silver jewelry, and leather bags. Our West Hollywood store is a totally unique experience unlike any other place to shop in Los Angeles. Our wide-ranging customers from international, musician, and celebrities alike all agree that Boot Star is their favorite place to shop!

Boot Star West Hollywood Store

 

Boot Star LA Womens Cowboy Boots Boot Star LA Mens Cowboy Boots

Women's Cowboy Boots                                            Men's Cowboy Boots

Boot Star LA Western Fashion Accessories    Boot Star LA Western Fashion Accessories T-shirts

Boot Star LA Leather Handbags

Leather fringe and tote handbags by Stacy and Laurie McFadin

 

 

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