If you're a Texan whose partial to cowboy culture then you probably know Scott Slusher or have at least seen his work. Slusher who is best known for his stunning images of cowboys and life on working ranches, has become one of the more recognized cowboy photographers in the USA. We've been friends for almost a decade and his punchy fashion style has always intrigued me to collaborate with him. So we sat down together to design his first custom Fenolgio boot. As always, the Fenoglio boots we design are handmade in Nocona, Texas and only available through Wilkinson's. You will not find another pair we design anywhere else in the world.
This special collaboration between Clint Wilkinson & Ciano Farmer is inspired by old photographs of Clint's grandfather. It's their take on vintage western mixed with old school garment making. All of the clothing is made by Ciano Farmer in his Denton, Texas shop.
I was born in 1982, my grandfather, Weldon Burgoon, traded the doctor a saddle for my hospital bill. He was raised on a farm in Denton Texas and loved all things cowboy. He grew up during the great depression which essentially started his journey with leather because during that time you had to fix your own stuff. After he graduated high school he was making purses, belts, wallets and saddles. In 1957 he opened Weldon’s Saddle Shop & Western Wear in downtown Denton, Texas. It was a North Texas institution to many folks which eventually landed him into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Bit & Spur Association Hall of Fame, and recognition by the Texas House of Representatives.