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.
Happy Square Dance Day!