Kestenbaum & Weisner Fine Jewelry

A Man and His Boots

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The next time you’re in the store chatting with Philip, look down – I can almost guarantee you’ll see a pair of these boots. If you’re wondering how, when, and where this New Yorker developed such a love for western boots, keep reading and you’ll learn some interesting facts about your family jeweler.

How did you develop your love for boots?

Philip:  I thought they were cool. Being ‘western’ – the cowboys in the media like the Marlboro Man – it was a cool thing to do.

Describe your first pair.

Philip:  They were Frye – nice boots. I bought my second pair in Shirley, Long Island after looking for months. They were python. They were so cool because they were exotic, pointy, nice heel. They were made for a western wear show and since the style wasn’t the boot-maker’s specialty, I got a good deal.

Most ridiculous place you’ve ever worn them.

Philip:  I’m sure I’ve worn them on a boat. You’re not supposed to do that. I also wear them in New York, which most people think is pretty funny.

Any fun stories?

Philip:  There’s nothing more comfortable than a good pair of boots – I don’t own a pair of shoes. When I came into the jewelry business I kept the goods in my boots (diamonds, money, etc.). I also showed up to a black tie wedding in a Peach tux once – I went with a Peach tux (instead of a black one) to show off my boots.

Have you ever been square dancing?

Philip:  Yes. I couldn’t tell you when or where, but I know it was fun.

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Happy Square Dance Day!

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