From belt buckles to stunning silver jewelry, Montana Silversmith makes it all. This company has been crafting silver for nearly 40 years. They understand and respect the history that silver jewelry and adornments have throughout our history and they celebrate it.
The quality of their product speaks for itself and their website explains how they achieve it…”Montana Silver products are touched by as many as twenty-five caring sets of hands before they are packaged in blue velvet boxes for presentation.”
We are proud to carry Montanan Silversmith and hope you love it too.
Lucchese is one of those brands that people tend to wear exclusively. I hear all the time “oh, Lucchese is all I wear!” It is easy to see why. They are exceptional quality, style and durability.
In 1880 Sam Lucchese emigrated to America from Italy. First to New Orleans and then heading on to Texas. Joined by his brothers in 1883, the boot company was formed. In 1919 Sam was more interested in quantity than quality. Ten years later, after his death, the company began to focus more on quality – and that led them to the stellar reputation they still have today. Reading about the Lucchese Boot Company makes you smile. The care and love they put into their product is unmatched.
We are proud to carry this longstanding family business as part of ours.
I love when I read about a company that walks the walk verses just talking the talk. Double J Saddelry is filled with people who ride hourses….daily. Many of them also compete on a national level in team roping or are involved in barrel racing, cutting, and western pleasure. As their site says, they “are connected to people who make a living working cattle on horseback here in South Texas.”
They have been around since 1991 building custom saddles as well as great looking tack, belts, and personal accessories. All from their factory in Yoakum, Texas.
We are proud to carry their fine belts. I can’t guarantee they will make you ride better, but can tell you that you will look good while trying!
Usually I try and highlight one of our vendors on Fridays, but today I want to check out one of the blogs that we work with for promotions, K Squared Galmour. In fact….we have a promotion going on with her right now! Have you entered yet??
Kristyn is the K behind K Squared. She is married to a military man and together they have a darling little girl. She loves all things fashion and is one of my go to reads for new trends. We love to work with Kristyn because she combines her love of fashion with her passion for riding horses…she used to barrel race!
She posts giveaways, gift guides, make up advice, fashion trends…you name it and she covers it. We are excited to have worked with her in the past and again right now! The boots we are giving away together are one of my favs! Hope you entered to win…and hope you will become a fan and follow K Squared Glamour.
Did you know that Dan Post encompass more than just that one brand? Under the Dan Post umbrella you will also find John Deere and Dingo.
Dan Post was founded in the mid 60s. Their website touts that their boots are crafted to be comfortable from day one…and they are! I love the simple and classic feel of their boots. They are traditional and easy to wear and style.
This Men’s Franklin 11″ Cowboy Boot tops my list of men’s boots for sure.
John Deere is also under the Dan Post brand. The boots in this brand are every bit as reliable and rugged as the machinery by the same name. The Men’s lace up and pull on boots will carry you through any job…and the kid’s boots? Have you ever seen anything this cute?
Dingo also fall under Dan Post. I think in the dictionary right next to James Dean they might have a picture of these Harness Boots. They just ooze cool.
Dingo was added to their line up in the mid 70s and has been strong ever since. Ankle boots were hot last year and look to be on trend for this year too. Dingo has us covered. These Twisted Sister ones are my favorite.
Seriously…how can you not love a brand by this name? Just check out the definition on their site…
Hooey Hats are fun and different. I love this pinstriped one and I know many many people who will love this fun black and red one!
The girls behind ATX Mafia were tired of clothing trends being dictated by both coasts. They wanted fun, easy to wear tees that were created with a southern soul. They wanted their clothing to represent Austin and be “casual and cool, creative and unique, fun-loving and real.”
We carry the shirts made in conjunction with our friend Miss Ali Dee. Ali is the sweetest southern girl we know, who still packs a bit of Texas punch!
Careful when you buy a tee though, it is the mafia…“Once you’re in, you’re in.™”
I don’t know about you, but I feel like Minnetonka was everywhere this Fall and Winter. In a good way! I saw tons of cute outfits based around mocs and booties and don’t get me started on the kids mocs. I think they were, and are, the go to gift for newborns.
Minnetonka was founded back in 1946 and has been going strong since then. There are so many things to love about the company. Much like Langston’s, they are a family business. I love seeing that they are in their 4th generation of family running their operations. If you watch the great video on their site, they talk about how the mocs are all hand crafted, and how they are a piece of Americana.
They may be trendy at times, but they do not chase trends. They are a classic. One that will come back into style again and again. Another thing that is always said about Minnetonka is how comfortable they are. And they are! if you ever wanted to leave your house in slippers, now is your chance!
I love my classic mocs, but my go to this winter has been these Calf Hi Tan Suede Fringe Boots.
What about you? Which style do you want as your personal bit of Americana? Your handcrafted bit of comfort?
People who don’t wear boots often think that they are uncomfortable. “Aren’t they stiff and hard to wear?” At one time they were. Traditional riding boots were heavy and stiff and hard on your feet. Thanks to Ariat, that is no longer the case. In 1993 Beth Cross and Pam Parker decided that they wanted to make boots that felt good! They researched and planned and tried and crafted until they had found a way to design and make boots for both Western and English riders that were easy to wear. They basically took athletic shoe technology and married it with boots - genius. All that R&D gave way to ATS technology, Advanced Torque Stability.
A few years later they added Hexcel cushioning to their list of innovations, and later Cobalt. They are all about helping cushion the boot for a stable, yet comfortable, ride…or walk.
In addition to making boots for you and I to wear, Ariat is the official boot of the PBR and was a USEF Team Partner for the London Olympic games.
In the past 7 years, Ariat has added apparel their bag of tricks. First they started with belts, but soon added shirts and now they have a denim line as well. Too many professional riders to count wear their clothes and boots, and plenty of Country Music starts as well. I know Blake Shelton is a fan…and you know I am a fan of his (go team Blake!! #thevoice!!)
Hope you guys had an amazing holiday season! We are ready to kick off 2013!! How about you?
Look for lots of new giveaways and promotions. There are several ways to stay in the know on all things Langston’s…
This blog of course, our Facebook page, Twitter – and for all coupons and specials, our mailing list. We are also on Pinterest and Instagram!
As far as being in the know on new items, did you know we have a “new items” page? We also have a “sale” page! We also have a few fun pages like What to Wear with Boots, a Boot Buying Guide and a Western Shirt Guide.
So now that you know how to keep up with us…how do we keep up with you? Let me know what you like to see on our blog and Facebook. Help us to get you the info you want…just let me know what you want to see!